Question for working moms

When your child is sick an can’t go to daycare/school and you can’t miss work, what is your next option? ( if you don’t have a family/ friend to help you)

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I’d call off.
Period.
Child always comes first. I don’t need to put my kid in a situation I’m not comfortable in to go punch a clock.

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Depends on the age. If they ain’t old enough to stay home alone, call off work and pray they understand…

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I used a back up who was a retired nurse and loved watching kiddos… so if they just had a cold or a fever from teething she would watch them. Their dad and I also switched off so it wasn’t always me calling in.

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Have to take off…no question

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Id call off. Not the best choice but sometimes its your last resort

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I call off and take them to the doctors so I will at least have a doctors note to take to work.

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Your child is more important and your job should understand. Stay home and take care of them.

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See if my spouse could miss work. If not call in kids come first always. Couldn’t handle the anxiety of leaving with a complete stranger that offered to babysit in the world we live in.

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Work for some place a little more family oriented. Kids get sick. :woman_shrugging:

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I’m in a similar situation and here is my conclusion, there are always other jobs out there…try to call off first of course but if your place of employment doesn’t understand that your child comes first then move on

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I call off with fever or vomiting. They hire a mom, they have to understand. I made it very clear that that’s what would happen if I was put in that position between a sick kid and having to work.

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Fyi not everyone has the luxury to call off, and can be really hard to. Some people do live pay check to pay check and no one knows if this lady is a single mother!!! I’d try to call up a trusted family member, and set up a back up just in case :heart:

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Your child comes 1st

What else is there to do other than call out sick?

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I call off. Period. I’ve taken mine to the doctors just so I can have the Dr. Excuse

I am so blessed I have the option to work from home. Not sure what I would do if I couldn’t. Probably not go in, and I live pay check to week before the next pay check.

My husband and I rotate the best we can.

Miss work…I don’t have another option

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You have to call in :woman_shrugging: that goes hand in hand with having kids. My son was sick and had to miss two days of school this week. I was off the first day, and the second day my husband stayed home because between the two of us, I make more so it made sense for him to stay home. Although most times I’m the one staying home with him when he’s sick.

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