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Why would you be of the risk of losing your face? Giving a child a birth is not like buing a car or TV set. It is a complete gamechanger. Nothing will be same as it used to be. Good manager can understand that. If the company does not understand that, they are not worth your time and effort. Just the side note; Your position is not fragile. The new ...


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Honestly, the way you describe it I would be worried for the health of my kid. Get help, now! If she really threatens with a divorce that's not a joke. Then get the parental leave as soon as possbile. The 7 weeks rule can be skipped if the employer agrees, otherwise she will have to wait a while, as long as she knows it is coming that should be okay. I ...


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My boss has asked if I would want to go, and I said "no". And that was correct at the time. But you never signed away your right to parental leave (which I think is not even legally possible), you just expressed an opinion. Your opinion has changed. That happens. Can I change my decision after I've said to them that I don't want to go? Absolutely. Life ...


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About the workplace aspect of this: The law (Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz) entitles parents to take up to 36 months of parental leave (Elternzeit) per child (this is for both together, and only 24 months may be taken after the child turns three) - so no problem there. To actually take this leave, you must notify your employer seven weeks in ...


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My boss has asked if I would want to go, and I said "no". So, your boss doesn't seem to be completely against you taking a parental leave. You didn't lie to him, and it's okay that your circumstances changed. You can just tell him that your wife wants to return to work earlier, or something like this. I am an old employee here, and many old things can be ...


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If I don't do that, she will likely divorce It's a big red flag. You need to improve your relationship with your wife and find out why she's so strict. Maybe you could see a family psychologist. Can I change my word after I've said to them that I don't want to go? How to communicate it with the least possible face loss? You can change the word, and ...


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