Father to be, Zuckerberg to Take 2-Month Paternity Leave
The father of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is an inspiration to many youngsters who dream of starting-up. He is not only an exemplary entrepreneur but an ideal father for the millennials. Founder and CEO of Facebook, Zuckerberg has set an example for workaholic fathers around the world on how to be more glued to their family.
The last time when Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, were expecting their daughter Max, he took two months off post the delivery. And, according to the programmer, this specific plan will not change for his second child as well.
He announced that he would be on two months of paternity leave when his second daughter is born, according to his public Facebook account.
In a sweetest Facebook post from the father-to-be, Zuckerberg wrote,
“Our new daughter is coming soon, and I’m planning to take two months of paternity leave again. This time, I’m going to take advantage of Facebook’s option to take leave in parts. I’ll take a month off to be with Priscilla and the girls at the beginning, and then we’ll spend the whole month of December together as well. I’m looking forward to bonding with our new little one and taking Max on adventures.”
While the caption along with the photo is undeniably cute with little Max trying to unlock the door, it also sends out a message to all the would be dads out there.
For those of you who don’t follow, Facebook has a scheme that offers four months of maternity and paternity leaves to its employees.
We bet Zuckerberg is availing the same and setting a precedent as for how to maintain a work-life balance.
“At Facebook, we offer four months of maternity and paternity leave because studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, it’s good for the entire family. And I’m pretty sure the office will still be standing when I get back.”
This post garnered huge responses, including a praised discussion from Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, who shared Zuckerberg’s post and complimented his work.
“Paternity leave is equally important. Fathers who take paternity leave are more likely to share the load at home. And help level the playing field for their female colleagues at work. We need public policy reform to give American parents the time they deserve to care for their children. And we need companies to step up and do the right thing for all of their employees.”
Here’s wishing Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla good luck. The world awaits the arrival of his second baby girl.
Feature Image Credit: Zuckerberg
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