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Offline TheGoat

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Male sims on maternity leave?
« on: August 06, 2011, 04:40:37 AM »
I'm not sure if I got a message about this or not, because I tend to X-out messages without reading them, but...

...My male sim, who just married and impregnated the love of his life, isn't due to go to work for 2 and a half weeks (he's an astronaut).  I figured it was some weird glitch, but on Tuesday morning at 1 am (the end of a normal cosmonaut's shift) he received almost 7 grand for "personal time off."  Did my male sim just get maternity leave?  Anyone else have this happen?

If so, I suspect it's a glitch, but I think it's awesome my sims live in such a progressive society that both parents get PAID time off to tend to their children!!! (and since the mom's lifetime wish is surrounded by family, there will be a LOT of maternity leave to go around!)

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 05:35:14 AM »
No bug, no glitch this time. It's a new feature from Generations. There is now maternity leave for fathers, and I think that siblings too receive some days off from school.
Newlyweds also have some days off from work.
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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 06:13:19 AM »
No bug, no glitch this time. It's a new feature from Generations. There is now maternity leave for fathers, and I think that siblings too receive some days off from school.
Newlyweds also have some days off from work.

I heard about it, but really had no idea that even existed in-game. Kinda weird, you know. o_O
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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 09:35:01 PM »
Oh Boy this thread just made my day! I always thought it was unfaire that only moms get to leave, dads too take care of children you know...
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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 10:48:28 PM »
Not exactly the same situation, but if two men adopt a baby together, the one who made the call will get time off, too.

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011, 11:57:54 PM »
Men get maternity leave in my country (we don't call it maternity leave though, that might be silly), but I had no idea Sims could too. Do they get the same time off as the mother?

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011, 04:21:43 AM »
Do they get the same time off as the mother?
No I think it's shorter, 1 or 2 days maybe.

I still liked the Sims 2 system better, at least for the mother. She would receive some days off, but those were not forced on her. So, if it was some kind of legacy home with grandparents, or if the father could stay at home after the birth, the mom could get back to work if she wanted.

Sims 3 looks a bit more "old fashioned" sometimes.
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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2011, 05:06:47 AM »
Sims 3 looks a bit more "old fashioned" sometimes.

Well, it is said to be set 50 or more years before the second series, so for a reason, that is. ;)
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Re: Male Sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 05:24:54 AM »
This is just me nitpicking, but wouldn't male Sims get Paternity leave instead of Maternity leave?

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 05:58:02 AM »
Alliteration over accuracy. ;)

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 08:55:11 AM »
When there is no woman in the couple, the man receives the same days a mother would.  I would be curious to know if a male/female couple adopted and the man made the call, if he would get the days off.  Might have to try that out today.

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2011, 11:41:04 AM »
Well, it is said to be set 50 or more years before the second series, so for a reason, that is. ;)

This is only said by players.  EA has never implied that there was a Sims timeline as far as I'm aware. 

The technology level in the games offers a different opinion, however.  Wall mounted televisions, for example, did not exist before console models.

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2011, 01:50:52 PM »
This is only said by players.  EA has never implied that there was a Sims timeline as far as I'm aware. 

But it does make sense.  In Original Sims, Bella and Mortimer were all grown up and married.  In Sims 3 they're still children, so obviously Sims 3 is set in an earlier time period than the first game.  Sims 2 - I can't remember, as I only ever played a town I populated with all my own characters.  But wasn't Bella missing and living in Strangetown, or some such thing?
 
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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2011, 01:59:57 PM »
But it does make sense.  In Original Sims, Bella and Mortimer were all grown up and married.  In Sims 3 they're still children, so obviously Sims 3 is set in an earlier time period than the first game.  Sims 2 - I can't remember, as I only ever played a town I populated with all my own characters.  But wasn't Bella missing and living in Strangetown, or some such thing?

Bella was meant to have been abducted by aliens, and I think her and Morty had a child..

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011, 03:41:41 PM »
Aren't we getting a little off topic here?

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 03:46:03 PM »
Aren't we getting a little off topic here?

Actually yeah. :-\
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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2014, 01:04:13 PM »
My sim got pregnant, got the popup saying she would get the next 4 work days off as maternity leave.  But after the nooboo was born, she went to work the next day, and her husband got a couple days off instead.  This happened with both of their pregnancies.  I wonder if it's because she's Ambitious and he's Family-Oriented? xD

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 09:24:49 PM »
I just recently had this happen with my legacy family. I was expecting the parents to both get days off, and it turns out the baby's grandfather got some days off too. I'm sure the grandmother would've gotten some soon if she wasn't already retired.

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2014, 05:47:14 PM »
Do you have to have the Generation expansion pack?  My sims have just had their third baby and he was working when the last one was born, but he didn't get any time off for at all.  There is the hubby and wife, and his parents, who are self-employed, so they wouldn't get any time off, as far as a job goes. 
But he didn't get any. 
They don't need the money, they have over 2 million dollars, so no one has to work, but it is a project game, so he has to work for that reason.

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2014, 06:04:25 AM »
I didn't get any leave for the husband but if I did he would never go anywhere with the prof. sport job. I also want here to go to work and you can hire a babysitter instead. I had twins and she just worked from home because of her workaholic trait. :)

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2014, 09:18:11 AM »
I've never had the father get paternity unless he made an adoptions call.

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Re: Male sims on maternity leave?
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2014, 01:16:33 PM »
If you're using NRAAS story progression, paternity leave is set as a default