Allowance for daycare closures?

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Allowance for daycare closures?
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Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:16am

This is something that is affecting me personally right now and I am curious to see others opinions about this.


I use in-home daycare for my boys and around here in-home daycare is a pretty popular option.

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 6:54pm

What drives me crazy are the half days or early release days...in the middle of the week.


While I much prefer a whole day off, I also get annoyed by the days off mid week.

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Ducky

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 7:07pm
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Registered: 10-05-2007
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 7:26pm

In My Not So Humble Opinion


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Ducky

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 8:36pm
Oh. . . I was reading it "in my not so honest opinion." I was wondering why in the world someone would give a dishonest opinion about not liking early release days.

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:41pm

When my son was small, we used a DCP co op, so we were able to get coverage through one of the other DCPs in the co-op when my own DCP was unavailable. One week a year I used the substitute DCP and the other week I took a week's leave when my DCP did.

You could do something similar. If you found a DCP you liked, who didn't run at full capacity, you might try offering her over-market-value for 2 weeks a year to cover for your DCP.

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Kitty

"I think Noonan is at least eight years too late when she laments that faith now trumps competence in GOP politics. It didn't seem to bother her much when a candidate she supported -- the catastrophically underqualified GWB -- was running and citing Jesus as his favorite political philosopher...It's like the old saying: When you lie down with dogs, you wake up with Hucka-fleas..."--Gator

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Kitty

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:50pm

I know I would. I need to have a fairly scheduled day and it needs to be regular. I hate disruptions. Puts me off my stride and sometimes it can take me months to adjust if the disruption is severe enough.

When I took leave this past holiday season (from Dec 22 to Jan 2), I put myself on a household schedule. If I hadn't, I would have been thoroughly disrupted by the time it was time to go back to work. It also ensured I got 3 major projects completed that I had planned for that time.

At work, since I work 3rd shift, they often schedule an early shift prior to a major holiday (such as on the day before Thanksgiving). They have late arrival 2nd shifters and all 3rd shifters start at 7:00pm and work until 3:30am. That's a HUGE HUGE HUGE disruption and I've never yet worked on those days--I'd rather take the day off than work on (using Thanksgiving as an example here) Tuesday night until Wednesday morning at 8am, go home (be there by 9am) and have to be BACK at work at 7pm (meaning I'd have to leave my house at 5:30pm....on the night before Thanksgiving, which in the DC area is the single WORST traffic evening all year). I'd have to drive down instead of taking the train because there would be no train at 3:30am when we got off work, sleep deprived because I couldn't possibly sleep 8 hours and be to work on time, and in all the Thanksgiving evening rush hour traffic. And for what? To get off "early"? Great. Then there I would be, still sleep deprived, in the middle of the night, driving HOME again at 3:30 in the morning.

It's always much better to take the entire day as leave than try to muddle through such a disruption. Constantly having early dismissals and late starts would amount to the same thing. Some people are fine with it; for me, it would waste the entire day.

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Kitty

"I think Noonan is at least eight years too late when she laments that faith now trumps competence in GOP politics. It didn't seem to bother her much when a candidate she supported -- the catastrophically underqualified GWB -- was running and citing Jesus as his favorite political philosopher...It's like the old saying: When you lie down with dogs, you wake up with Hucka-fleas..."--Gator

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Kitty

"BTW, I hate Lifetime. Their movies will suck you in and all of a sudden you've watched 3 in a row, used every tissue in t

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 9:15am

That was someone else's quote, we don't have half days or early release/late start. I so NEED a snow day though,lol.


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 12:51pm
I really dislike late starts too.

Neighbor sounds like a nice lady.


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