How valuable is childcare?

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Registered: 08-29-1999
How valuable is childcare?
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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 6:01am

I'm mostly a lurker, but I have a question that I wanted to know opinions on.


Is there value to child care?


I'm talking about the day-to-day, hour-by-hour

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 10:17am

My childminder (in-home DC) gave me a beautiful little notebook in which she writes everything DS did that day, from bowel movements to outings.

ETA: DS is 9 months old, which is why the intimate detail is necessary, lol! Just re-read that and thought 'that's going to sound very weird if people think I have a 12yo, lol'!

 




Edited 8/25/2009 10:38 am ET by englishrose1979
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 10:34am

My god. Any employer expecting that of me would have a vacancy quite quickly.

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 10:35am

Good point.

I've been enjoying your posts, btw.

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 2:09pm
that is the way it is where i come from. unless you hold some kind of corporate gig and have a understanding and reasonable boss,expect being fired on a regular basis when you are a parent
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Registered: 07-20-2009
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 2:10pm
What part of the country do you live? That seems like a very harsh statement.
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 2:17pm
I believe this poster said she is from NYS. Which I took to mean New York State.
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Registered: 03-21-2001
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 9:46pm

"Most employers expect you to be at work even if your child is sick or dying. That is a fact. A FACT, not an opinion."

Not anyplace that I've ever worked. Or my sister. Or my mom. Or my husband.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 8:50am

i will speak for my husband,he has always had flexible arrangments wrt his employer in the event he needed to be somewhere or take time off.

 

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 10:06am
I will admit that when I was 29, I had a boss...he was my age, single. A coworker (about the same age) was working on acceptance of a new piece of equipment on Friday. His wife and three kids came down with the flu. So he had to go home and take care of them. He told me as he left "my whole family is sick, I have to go." The boss said "he should know that his priority is at work!" I laughed "Scott, wife and 3 kids are puking. He's where he needs to be." Basically we all laughed at him.
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Registered: 09-10-2009
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 10:27am

NYS,and yes it is like that .many of my friends are parents who have been through this ordeal many times .here is an example


a friend of mine who will not be named worked at a local convenience store while she was pregnant with her 3rd child.one of her sons have asthma and had a serious attack while at school .because this had happened quite often her boss decided to let her go.she had been through a few jobs with the same result.

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