Thread: Paternity Leave
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Old 17.11.2017, 14:31
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Re: Paternity Leave

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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.
I think that’s a bit unfair. The more typical view for people who think that way is “why should the company pay for someone who’s not at work”, not “someone is getting paid to sit on a beach for 3.5 months”.

/American hat on
But anyway, it’s all vacation. If you’re getting paid and not working, it’s vacation.
/American hat off
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