Working from home and Daycare

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Working from home and Daycare
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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 12:29pm

Frequently on boards like this, I see the idea that working from home solves all issues.

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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 1:35pm

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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 1:54pm

I agree.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 2:28pm

Not only do I work at home I am part of a management team that determines who, when and where is appropriate for staff to work at home.

Though it has it's pitfalls the benefits far outweigh the costs.

My staff is fortunate that they are not need to do their job at any particular hour - it just needs to be done.

I am fortunate to have flexibility in this way.

We don't generally let staff work at home if there is a child under 8 at home that needs care. If that child is sleeping - it is a different story. Sometimes I need work done in the middle of the night. That is great for those who have to watch children during the day.

If somebody has a sick kid we just say log the hour you can. Instead of my worker losing 8 hours of leave and my projects being 1 day behind the worker can work from home. Usually a couple of hours before the kid wakes up, a few hours in the middle of the day while he/she naps, and a few hours in the evening. Without all the office interruptions they usually get more work done.

It is also usefull on

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 5:54am

i think the advantages of WAH are unrelated to childcare.

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 6:22am

Though I would agree that working at home does not really alleviate the need to have no day care for the 1st 5 yrs there are other advantages.

If you have care in your home like I did you can cut out all the commute time which give you more time with your kids. Plus I could spend more time with my kids during the day -

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 6:31pm
EVERY successful WAH parent I've ever known (including myself) had some form of othercare -- mother's helper, drop-in daycare, nanny, daycare, school-aged kids ... something.

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Registered: 04-07-2010
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 6:46pm

YES I ALSO AGREE WITH THAT I WORK FROM HOME AND LOVE IT AND WITH MY KIDS I WORK AROUND THE TIME THEY GO TO BED OR WHEN THERE IN SCHOOL YOU CAN GET THINGS DONE AND WHENYOU ARE DONE YOU CAN SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY.:womanvery-happy:

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 7:14pm

I work at home every day. I do not need child care and my kids help with outside/barn work. If I need someone to watch

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 8:08pm
I agree. I do think that there are advantages to wah, but it's not the best of both worlds, as far as I'm concerned, for mothers who want to work with little ones under foot. Personally, I've never had the discipline to work when the kids were naping, I had house work that needed to be done then, lol.

Now, I take my 4yo with me to the office, for part of the week, and I am certainly more productive when he's not in the office, even when he's doing well and entertaining himself. I always have it hovering over my head, that my kid is there, and I'm hyper sensitive to his behavior and the possibility that he's disturbing others who are working or clients.
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 11:03am

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