Monday, August 22, 2011

MATERNITY LEAVE

Just a little interesting fact for my readers who are moms or might want to be moms:

A lot of Czechs are stay-at-home-mothers. Why? Because they get 3 years maternity leave. Yes, you read correctly, and I didn't make a mistake in my translation from Czech to English on this topic. 3 YEARS! So you can have 3 children within 3 years of each other and get 9 years of paid maternity time.

Who wants to move to the Czech Republic now?

6 comments:

Camille Jensen said...

Wow. Wish our country were that supportive of motherhood! Of course I wish a lot of things...

KS Photography said...

I've heard a bit about European countries and mat/pat leave in general. And it sounds awesome.

Georgie said...

yeah, I think it´s great! eventhough I think I could be ok with 2 years... few months ago I found out that maternity leave in Spain is 6months... that was surprise for me... :D :D yes, comparing to Czech rep. it´s really a little :))

Cecilia said...

i think you should run for president and pass that as law

Hobbies from the Heart said...

I know! Most European countries are like that.. aww. it is so good to dream.

dv8 said...

Wow. How can companies or the govt. afford all that leave?