Should I take full 18 weeks of parental leave

Uber / Eng fudhbe47
Jan 28 16 Comments

I‘ve just joined Uber a couple of months ago, and my wife is due in Feb. Although eligible, should I take full 18 weeks as 9+9? Manager is okay with it. But I still wanna a career in Uber, (and probably the yearly bonus). So what’s the socially acceptable length of time to take?

TC (with 1x bonus) 500K
YOE 10

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TOP 16 Comments
  • RingCentral
    Duck-Bezos

    RingCentral

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    Yahoo, Oath
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    One life to live!
    Duck-Bezosmore
    Be with your wife, fuck Uber life
    Jan 28 0
  • New DvVM00
    yup take it all
    Jan 28 0
  • Oracle PypPyp
    Kids are replaceable, jobs are forever...
    Jan 28 0
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

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    FUPayMemore
    Yes
    Jan 28 0
  • Medallia
    nyojvryu

    Medallia

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    nyojvryumore
    Yes!
    Jan 28 0
  • MINDBODY Nygma
    OP,Don’t you have to be there at least 12 months before you can take it? Thought that was universal.
    Is that something that doesn’t apply Uber?
    Jan 28 1
    • Uber / Eng fudhbe47
      OP
      No, you are eligible as soon as you’re on board
      Jan 28
  • Uber
    Take it all. (1) Uber is so culture focused right now - you can set the tone for how you will work here much more than we could in earlier years. (2) As a man you are doing women a solid by taking your parental leave bc women basically have no choice but to do so, and that dichotomy fucks with women’s careers over time.
    Feb 3 0
  • Microsoft / Eng gjwjzh
    At most 3 weeks since youre new
    Jan 29 1
    • Uber / Eng fudhbe47
      OP
      But I also missed the parental leave from my previous company...
      Jan 29
  • Uber / Eng fudhbe47
    OP
    Im 5a. The new comp is high in Uber. Definitely a great time to join
    Jan 28 1
    • Uber
      verbaba

      Uber

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      verbabamore
      How many rsus?
      Jan 29
  • Apple / Eng
    Fair Oaks

    Apple Eng

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    Fair Oaksmore
    Are you 5b? The TC is incredibly high.
    Jan 28 0
  • VMware thippali
    Wow. 500k tc?
    Jan 28 0
  • Microsoft b6d
    Who do you plan to live with? Your wife and kid(s) or Uber ? Choose wisely
    Jan 28 0
  • Microsoft xbythjg
    What’s ur job title there ?
    Jan 28 0

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