How valuable is childcare?

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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: 04-22-2009
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 5:42pm
thank you.
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Registered: 04-22-2009
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 5:41pm
thank you. we've done what we had to do.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 9:31am

i don't say this enough but you really are an amazing mom.


as i was dropping DD and DS off this a.m.,a child in a walker was slowly making her way up the path to school too.

 

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 7:56am
all disagreements aside,you sound to me like a very courageous and devoted mother and i hope that your child gets to live on this earth with you for many more years
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Registered: 04-22-2009
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 8:06pm

she was diagnosed when she was 14 months old, although we knew as early as 2 months that something was "wrong". The genetic counselor told us that the life expectancy was generally 0-5 years, but with the huge improvements in health care she easily closed in upon 10.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 11:05am

This may be a good place for an employer brag which shows that not all employers think the way that you seem to think they do.

The day that a new employee was scheduled to start at the company my DH works at his wife went into premature labor and had a baby girl. He moved back the time of when he actually started working for the company two months but during those two months he was still on the books as an employee of the company getting not only his full salary but the birth and care of his DD was covered by the company's medical insurance.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:41am

I was responding to tessmckenzie who stated that in corporate America MOST companies retaliate against employees who have to care for a sick or even dying (her words) child.

That has not been my experience at all nor most of my working friends.

In my own personal experience, we had to deal with child who was hospitalized for several days in two different hospitals, one of them an hour away, then we had to see specialists weekly for a two month period. Dh's company was very supportive of all the leave he needed to take at that time. They were also incredibly supportive of the several weeks he took off when his father was dying and after his father died. He had already taken several days off due to the birth of our baby (he was 3 days old when dh's father went into the hospital) and left on a moment's notice for a week while his father had surgery. Another week off five weeks later as his father was on his death bed and another week off two weeks after that when his father died. His boss actually told him to take all the time he needed.

As I said, I know some companies/bosses do penalize people who take too much time off for sick children, but this poster said MOST companies in CORPORATE America and then stipulated that that was a fact and not an opinion. I was asking for her to actually provide a source to back up her statement b/c that simply has not been the experience of my dh nor my friends who have work in Corporate America. I worked in the non-profit sector for years and never saw that happen in any of the three non-profit organizations I worked in either. I did encounter some bosses who were not exactly compassionate WRT employees who needed time off for sick children, but I never knew anyone who was a victim of "retaliation" by the company. Like I said, I do agree that it does happen, I just disagree that it happens in MOST companies as the OP stipulated as fact.

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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:41am
Bwah! I think I love you :)

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:12am
LOL, awesome. :-)









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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:11am

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