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I fully support this legislation. I am pregnant with our second child and yes I do qualify for unpaid leave, but I have had to juggle our finances quite a bit and save up any vacation and sick days I have to try and have some income during my maternity leave. This will leave me without any vacation/sick/paid days to take when I come back to work. I have a toddler in daycare that gets sick and can't go to daycare, then I have to take more unpaid time to take care of her.
My husband's job does not allow him any options at all. He has to bid his vacation a year in advance- before we knew a due date, so he can take one or two days off then has to return to work. If he does not work then we do not have any income at all. This legistlation would allow for us to have income and be able to take care of our newborn without wondering how we will feed our family.
FMLA is great to have but if you can not afford to take the time without pay then you can not even use that time off.
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