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What's your firm's parental leave policy? Like how many weeks? Is it different for moms and dads (or primary vs. non-primary)? Wife and I are planning to have kids in the next two years and want to be in the best situation possible.

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My firm unfortunately has shorter paternity leave than maternity leave. I’d double check with your firm’s policy so you’re not blindsided when the time comes.

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