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Hey all, when would you say is a good time to inform your direct manager of your upcoming parental leave? Wife is expecting but not sure when I should tell my boss so we can plan on transitioning / back filing before I’m out. Thoughts please?

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Tell them whenever you are comfortable. Usually once you have the 20 week scan and everything seems fine, it may be a good time to start making plans and preparations at home and also informing at your workplace.

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I told my leadership during the 5th month so we can prepare for the transition. I’m up for promotion and I wanted to ensure everything was smooth and my communication not being amiss

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2 months before due date

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I told my manager well in advance (4 months before the due date) just so that we can plan out the transition. I would say the earlier you let them know, the better

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Thanks all!

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