Starting the beginning of next month I will be taking two weeks off from work as paid parental leave. I now have reason to believe I will be receiving a job offer within the next few days here, with the likely start date being the exact day I am scheduled to return from parental leave. This would mean my two weeks notice period and my parental leave overlap one-to-one.
My question is: What is the most professional way to handle this situation? My parental leave is non-negotiable at this point. Would I be burning bridges if I were to take my parental leave at that time? Should I request a later start date should I receive an offer (possible two weeks after my return)? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.