March 12, 2024

Melissa says:

I’m sick of the golden handcuffs. there isn’t enough leave for when kids get sick in daycare and because my husband earns more and has limted carers leave. I’m had to go back to work when my son was 4.5 months old which is better then my friend who had to come back to work at 12 weeks post partum as she didn’t have any maternity leave and couldn’t afford to be unpaid at home.

Maternity leave needs to be longer not everyone gets to bring there baby home straight away and some have traumatic births that have much longer recovery times the current maternity leave dosent cover it unless your in a government position. I wish I could have had longer maternity leave with my son but I couldn’t. Long term the hit to my super and retirement fund couldn’t take it!!