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Old 02.11.2015, 23:06
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Damn my slow editing fingers! In my defence I'm on a LOT of pain killers right now and I may or may not have had half a glass of red....


Any idea why my quoting button is acting the goat?
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Damn my slow editing fingers! In my defence I'm on a LOT of pain killers right now and I may or may not have had half a glass of red....


Any idea why my quoting button is acting the goat?
Mine isn't... you can just type [ quote ]whatever text[ /quote ] (delete the spaces within the brackets) and you'll end up with a quote, though it won't include the name of the poster of the quoted text.

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Old 02.11.2015, 23:24
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Re: Rights of a future father

RufusB - Have a look at these threads. The quoting problems are a known (and so far unresolved) issue.

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Old 02.11.2015, 23:36
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Are there Unions here?
Unfortunately, yes.

Fortunately, they are useless!

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Old 02.11.2015, 23:39
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Ah, Tom... Tom.

I guess people have different EQs, eh?
Indeed, and mine is a good 100 higher than yours.

Please respond when you get above 50 (i.e. 100 less than mine)

Oh, crap, I promissed someone to be nice to you.

OK, make that 200 you have to make up!

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Unfortunately, yes.

Fortunately, they are useless!

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Please explain? Teaching without union membership in the UK is, in my opinion, is a remarkably naive and potentially dangerous thing to do.
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Old 03.11.2015, 00:32
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For each of my 3 pregnancies, my hubby had to take time off his yearly paid leave if he wanted to come with me to an OB exam. And for the actual birth, he got only 1 day off, which is the minimum required by law.

I'm all for a paternity leave when the baby is born, but honestly I don't see why the tax payer (or the company) should pay for time off when your wife is being examined... I mean, an ultrasound isn't exactly the event of the century, all babies look alike on screen
Because it's his baby too and he should be there if anything's wrong and decisions need to be made?
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Old 03.11.2015, 00:42
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Switzerland, the only country in the world where it's better to work in a state school than in a private one!
Err, No, I'm pretty sure it's the same in most of Europe and Canada.

I knew people that were working at private schools in Canada that had salaries at about half what those in the public systems make. High turnover, low salaries.
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Old 03.11.2015, 08:21
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I'm in Education. It doesn't work like that
I hear there's a shortage of teachers. Can you threaten to resign? Or simply go off and find a job with a principal you find more reasonable?

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At the risk of going off piste, is arranging and paying for your own substitute teacher really a thing here?
Why not? It would be someone suitably qualified. There are many people who work as "Springer/in".
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Old 03.11.2015, 09:06
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I hear there's a shortage of teachers. Can you threaten to resign? Or simply go off and find a job with a principal you find more reasonable?
His contract probably says he can only leave at the end of a school year, which (given they're at 20 weeks already) is too late to be any use for this pregnancy. And OP said they've allowed other teacherdads the time off so there was no way for him to anticipate the situation.
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Err, No, I'm pretty sure it's the same in most of Europe and Canada.

I knew people that were working at private schools in Canada that had salaries at about half what those in the public systems make. High turnover, low salaries.
Yep. Same goes for places I've lived in the US. (An additional complicating factor there was that many private schools in my area were religious and teachers were expected to regard their work as part job, part volunteer "ministry"... don't get me started. But even salaries in the non-religious private sector were still significantly lower than public sector.)
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Re: Rights of a future father

Can it really be that difficult? My missus is a teacher and never had any problems finding a time for her scans without impacting on her work.
  1. Look for an appointment at lunch or out of working hours
  2. Send your partner on their own
  3. Pull a sickie
  4. Change your doctors to another that is more flexible with appointments

Surprised you really need a thread on this TBH. You're never going to be able to force your employer to let you have time off. You'll only piss them off.
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Old 03.11.2015, 09:58
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Good evening all,

I am looking for some information about legal rights of a future father. Up until now I have only been able to find information for the mother.

My wife is expecting a baby and my employer has refused my request to go to any scans based on the fact that I have recently been absent from work, on 2 occassions, for 2 days and 3 days respectively (a visit to hospital on each occassion along with, of course, a doctor's note).

Is there anything I can do?

Today I missed the all important 20 week scan - I can not express my disappointment and anger at this.

Any help would be much appreciated.
OP, I doubt you can (legally) ask for a day off for a pregnancy scan of your wife. As far as I know both parents can use this privilege later on if the child is sick.
As it seems your employer is quite insensitive, as this is rather a matter of informal agreement between employee and employer, there is no point in arguing with him any more.
Try to find another way, as it has been suggested..
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Old 03.11.2015, 10:04
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I'm sorry to say that this line reminded me of Boromir.


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if really, really important: find a private clinic that does a scan on a Saturday and pay it from your own pocket.
Was going to suggest the same thing. There's a company in Crissier that offers scans: http://www.echobaby.ch/index.php?pag...nguage=english

ps: I've never used their services and am in no way linked to them so can't vouch for their services.
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Re: Rights of a future father

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If it were that important your wife could have arranged for a date/time you can attend.

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No. You have no right to a paid leave therefor there can not be a punishment.

What actually happens is, you get no "goodie" like the others did.
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Re: Rights of a future father

Surely you have a school break and can schedule one of the scans during such a break?
Appointments must be easier to secure during this time too?

Most people I know have to take time off to attend these scans.

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