Thread: Paternity Leave
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Old 17.11.2017, 14:00
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Re: Paternity Leave

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Keep in mind that many words, perhaps even the majority, have more than one meaning, especially in different contexts.
No I know, but here's the logic in Swiss German - again, not my words:
Maternity leave = Urlaub
Urlaub in Swiss German = Ferien
Ferien = vacation

Ergo: maternity leave = vacation.

I've heard (and read) it a few times, statements along the lines of "well if the mother gets to go on a paid vacation (Ferien) for 3.5 months, so should the father". So apparently looking after a new baby is equal to sitting on the beach, cocktail in hand - in the heads of some people.

Again, anecdotal, it's certainly not the majority that thinks this way.
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