I work full-time as a warehouseman, and I don’t have any paid family leave at all.
I worry about having a new child because I am already close to being unable to sustaining a living in this supposed boomtown's economy.
The idea of even starting a family — you know, what people do and have done for millennia — is a foreign one to me because it means being an absentee father, having to work a tyrannical amount to make it happen. There's no way my partner and I could afford to live anywhere without one another.
There's no reason the richest country in the world can't make paid family leave happen except for greed.