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Could have used some family leave.

When my second child was born, my husband had saved up vacation time to take some time off to help out at home and get to know his new daughter. Instead, things got busy at work and his company required him to work overtime. I had postpartum depression and this made for a very difficult situation for both of us. He had hoped the company was family-friendly, but it turned out they could not be flexible when he needed to be home the most. This was a major factor in his looking for a different job, and he found one and switched a couple years later. I'm sure it seemed good to the company in the short-term, but it turned out bad for them in the long-term.
—AnonymousWisconsin
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