ESL in tech? Maternity leave?

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Oct 13 14 Comments

My wife is a high school spanish teacher in the public school system. We recently found out we’re pregnant (!) and now are a little concerned because of the poor maternity leave policy in place.

Are there any jobs at tech companies that can use her masters in ESL and teaching background? What other options are there with good maternity leave?

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  • Magic Leap uen8js
    “we’re pregnant (!)” - meaning you two are lesbians and got pregnant at the same time?? Double congrats!
    Oct 13 2
    • WeWork / Other proximity
      OP
      Nope. “we’re pregnant” as in it takes two to tango and I plan on being a good father to my child by supporting my wife however possible while she carries the baby. But nice attempt at derailing.
      Oct 13
    • Amazon pRyY33
      We're on our period!
      Oct 13
  • Oracle
    not_larry

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    not_larrymore
    So you want to switch industries now for benefits to be availed in next 7-9 months? Good luck with that.

    How poor are the benefits at the current place? Details might help to compare what exists in tech companies.

    Can she work as a technical writer?
    Oct 13 5
    • WeWork / Other proximity
      OP
      Not necessarily industries. Just employers. I’ve heard of some tech companies having education programs and I wanted to see what opportunities exist. Public school teachers in SF Bay Area get less than the minimum state enforced maternity leave for SDI.
      Oct 13
    • Oracle
      not_larry

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      not_larrymore
      What is the available maternity leave for her?
      Oct 13
    • WeWork / Other proximity
      OP
      Unfortunately it is FMLA, which is completely unpaid unless she uses sick days to pay herself (which she only accrues 1 day per month of employment).
      Oct 13
    • Oracle
      not_larry

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      not_larrymore
      Ok, there are training jobs and such but very few in number. I doubt there will be a direct transfer of skills. If this is first pregnancy think twice before adding the stress of a new job and new job function. Take unpaid leave but be in relatively less stress environment (hopefully) of the current job.
      Oct 13
    • WeWork / Other proximity
      OP
      I think that is good to consider as well. We’re open to whichever direction works best for her to be happy/healthy. Hopefully we find a good situation since she does enjoy teaching. And we could definitely use the income here in the bay.
      Oct 13
  • Cisco unit-test
    She’s pregnant. Not you
    Oct 13 2
  • Tyler Technologies batwomann
    Not sure where you are but Amazon has jobs for fluent bilinguals. Ones that I know of are in Seattle and for translating content and QA in the .mx marketplace.
    Oct 13 1
    • WeWork / Other proximity
      OP
      This sounds interesting! We are in the SF Bay Area. We’ll look to see if there are similar positions here. Thank you
      Oct 13

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