The billionaire founder of the world’s largest social network Facebook mark Zuckerberg announced the exit from maternity leave two months later after his family’s first child was born. “The first day after the decree. What should I wear?” – the record he left on his page on Facebook, attaching to post photos with 15 t-shirts and sweatshirts are grey.
That he was going to take two weeks leave when his wife born the firstborn son, the billionaire announced in mid-November last year. “Priscilla and I are starting to prepare for the birth of our daughter. We choose for her toys and our favorite childhood books. We thought about how cool it would be to take a vacation and spend time with her the first months of life. This is a very personal decision, and I decided to take two months of paternity leave when our daughter is born” – he wrote then on his page in Facebook.
Executive Director of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg has already confirmed that her boss went back to work after two months maternity leave by posting a photo on his page in Facebook. The images show that the billionaire was dressed in one of those gray t-shirts to choose whom he asked to help its subscribers in the social network a few hours earlier.
First day back after paternity leave. What should I wear?
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, January 25, 2016
Last year, Zuckerberg referred to the results of studies that show that when working parents find time to be with newborns, and this has a positive effect on children, and the family as a whole. Facebook founder recalled that his subordinates in the United States have the opportunity to take up to four months paid leave for pregnancy and childbirth in the first year of baby’s life.
The decision Zuckerberg’s unusual for executives of companies of high rank, especially men. For example, the Ink Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took only two months of vacation in 2012, when her first daughter was born. And in September, when she announced that she is expecting the birth of twins, Mayer promised not to depart from Affairs.
According to Reuters, many located in Silicon valley companies trying to offer to its employees parental leave, allowances and payments of all kinds, trying to attract and retain talent, however, a large number of employees refuse the opportunity to spend time with their children, fearing to lag behind the colleagues or to miss some projects. Four-month leave for the birth of the child, which offers its employees Facebook is a very generous offer for the United States, the Agency said.
According to the statistical Department of the Ministry of labour of the USA, only 12% of those employed in the private sector workers have the opportunity to take paid maternity leave. At the state level such leave are not guaranteed and are not available.
While technology companies try to expand such guarantees to its employees. So, in the summer of 2015 to be getting Netfix announced the provision of paid parental leave for up to one year. Innovation concerns both the birth and adoption of children. And Microsoft increased the duration of maternity leave from 12 to 18 weeks. In addition, Facebook and Apple employees pay for the preservation of genetic material to prolong the period of fertility.
Thus, for example, in the Scandinavian countries the Pope is not only entitled, but obliged to go on vacation to care for kids.
In Russia maternity leave of 70 days before the expected delivery date and after 70. In case of complicated childbirth or multiple births this period is increased. Last year the TV channel LifeNews noted the growing number of Russian men taking leave for the birth of a child.