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Raise & Maternity Leave

October 21st, 2019 at 02:19 pm

Now for some good news! I got a $3 an hour raise at my main job! (Effective 2020)

They did cut my vacation from 60 hours to 40 hours a year but with the raise it isn't much of a loss. Honestly I never took that much vacation anyway and always just cashed it in.

Not only that but they are going to give me 6 weeks of paid maternity leave as well! That will take a lot of the strain off because we won't have to save for my time off work. I secretly think it is because they are worried I will quit after the baby is born and by giving me a raise and maternity leave it will be harder for me to leave.

Don't plan on quitting, but I know things do change. Honestly for now though we need both of my incomes, so until our debt is paid I'm stuck. Perhaps 2021 I can think about going down to one job again if I'd like.

Husband also got a raise, around $.60 I believe. But he took a pay cut $.30 when he switched to days. So not much impact overall. We have all but $80 of the doula money saved now. Should be able to finish that off this week.

We are going on a weekend getaway this month. Just to a nearly hotel with an indoor pool. Husband finally gets a weekend off, and our anniversary is coming up so we decided to take a breather and just relax away from home. We have enough credit card rewards and date money saved to pay for the hotel and a fancy dinner so shouldn't cost us much out of pocket. It will be nice to getaway one last time before the baby comes.

7 Responses to “Raise & Maternity Leave”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Glad they appreciate you and are giving you paid maternity leave and a raise! Yay!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's a healthy raise, congrats!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Very smart to have a little vacation before the baby comes!

  4. Amber Says:

    Yay congratulations on the raise, that’s awesome. I love the fact you’re getting maternity pay.
    Enjoy your staycation 😀

  5. Lucky Robin Says:

    Is this your first baby? Enjoy your getaway. It can do wonders.

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  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    A raise and paid maternity leave? Awesome!

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