It's working for Anonymous
"I've been with my University employer for 10 years (since I was 24) and we have a fantastic leave and flexibility policy for those with a certain number of years of service."
Hoping to breastfeed for health and convenience.
I am allotted 14 weeks of fully-paid leave, due to 7+ years of service. I negotiated an extra 6 weeks of unpaid leave, which they granted immediately (during unpaid leave, my benefits are still covered by my employer, due to a generous benefits package). My husband, through a combination of paid leave policy and a generous boss, receives 4 weeks of paid leave and 2 weeks of full telecommuting options once the baby arrives.
Managing childcare cost/flexibility and balancing work/life (we both have demanding jobs).