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Expecting a baby this summer. Should I still be looking for other job opportunities? EY has a very generous paternity leave if you’ve been with the firm for 1+ years, but not sure if I would have the same opportunity to take 2-3 months leave if I switch jobs. Can I potentially work parental leave into negotiations?

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I would wait.

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Most companies require you the be employed there for 1 year before you qualify for maternity leave. 😞 I’d start looking while you’re on leave and can do interviews without having to worry about your work schedule. I did this when I was on maternity leave several years ago.

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Exactly, and this includes EY, you have to be there one year before you qualify for maternity benefits.

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I would not want to negotiate around that point, not would I want to ask to push my start date until the end of your EY leave. Your ideal situation is to find a job towards the end of your leave (don’t forget to use your unlimited PTO to extend two weeks!) and give notice on your first day back.

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Definitely wait. I took the leave and think it really was great for me and the baby.

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In the same boat. Waiting it out. Also, it's 4 months!

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Please wait . Most companies cannot match EY here and even if they can they would ask one year of employment

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Fwiw we don’t have any cliff here for parental leave.

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