Mark Zuckerberg Is Doing the Right Thing by Taking Two Months of Paternity Leave–Instead of Four

Priscilla Chan and her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, are expecting their second daughter. Any new baby is exciting, but when the baby is Facebook royalty, the world listens to what Dad is going to do about the new baby. Zuckerberg says he’ll take two months of parental leave when the new baby makes her appearance–one month after the birth and then the month of December. He assures us that “I’m pretty sure the office will still be standing when I get back.”

I’m pretty sure he will be as well. Parental leave is a hot topic and Facebook actually offers four months of parental leave, causing some people to question why Zuckerberg doesn’t use the entire four months of offered leave. I have an answer for that: He doesn’t want to.

I’m also going to make an educated guess that Chan doesn’t want him to take additional leave either and that they’ve decided that this is what is best for their family. And with that, the rest of us should shut up.

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8 thoughts on “Mark Zuckerberg Is Doing the Right Thing by Taking Two Months of Paternity Leave–Instead of Four

  1. Two months, four months. Sigh, a rabbit can only dream.

    As a dad I got exactly zero days. My wife Jessica was a part-time employee so she also got zero. Baby bunny is now all grown up.

  2. If Zuckerberg and Chan had decided that he should take zero paternity leave, that would have been “the right thing” too. What’s important is having flexible, paid, options.

    1. Yep. Super happy Facebook has these options, whether Zuckerberg uses them or not is up to him and his wife.

      What I don’t like is when people like Marissa Mayer come back to work after 2 weeks but with an onsite nanny in a special room off her office.

      If you don’t allow your employees to do that, you shouldn’t get that.

  3. “… they’ve decided that this is what is best for their family. And with that, the rest of us should shut up.”

    Dear Evil Lady, is there any way the above statement could be added to the US Constitution and the UN Charter and then taught in our schools, posted on milk cartons, and made required reading when we renew our driver licenses?

    1. Then what would happen on the internet? We would no longer need to judge people as bad parents for making different decisions than we make!

      I wish!

    1. Agreed. the US needs to get with the program. Sweden’s tax rate and France’s youth unemployment rate are something we, in the USA, need to emulate ASAP!

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