Our leaves were often questioned. Allowances deducted based on Someone with cerebral palsy has taught me love needs no words shirt in-the-moment made up reasons. As the manager didn’t have children, childcare leave urgent or not, made it an allowance deductible. It wasn’t reflected in our contracts. But our contracts did say that we have to abide to any new future clauses. But eventually they made it fair so planned childcare leave was not allowance deductible. Anyway, the petty things happened after i had left. My friend Cece had been wanting to leave. But she always had a soft spot for the company. She was the first office staff hired. But she had made herself a timeline on when to leave. To note, over here women get 4 months paid maternity leave. Almost everyone will take it in one go. Very few choose to take it in batches. And there are stipulations given by the ministry if one were to take it in batches.