I have had the luxury of being a stay at home/college going mom for the past few years. My son is in school now, so my husband told me that it would be best if I get a job since money has been really tight here lately. I have an Associate Degree and I am working on my Bachelor's degree. Anyways, I took the first job that was offered to me. I only get paid minimum wage, but my boss is great. She really believes in family before anything else. I have been able to take off for my son's doctor's appointments with no problems. But here is the problem- I have to work until 6 and my son has to be picked up by 6 which means that either my husband or my sister has to pick him up for me depending on my husband's work schedule. However, my hours are changing in January so this won't be a problem for much longer. My husband though thinks that I have settled for this job, and that I can find a better paying job elsewhere. Continued..
Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Money & Work
Answer by preacherskid at 10:53 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
Start a stealth job search and see what you can find! There are great tips and support in the job hunting moms group: http://www.cafemom.com/group/102837
Answer by rkoloms at 10:33 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
Cont. He thinks that since I have some education that I my job as a daycare teacher is beneath me. I enjoy my job for the most part. I don't see myself doing this as a lifelong career, but I really enjoy my co-workers, my boss, and having some of the flexibilities of taking time off when I need too. Should I look for another job? I am afraid that if I do find another job then I will not be able to take off for my son's doctor's appointments. (He has one every 3 months, plus I am trying to get him into therapy for his disorder). What should I do?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
Answer by justluvinmyson at 10:37 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 2:12 AM on Nov. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Nov. 29, 2009
Anon 11:01- Unless you know what it is like to have a special needs child and the many doctor's appointments and therapies that some of them need, then stfu and move on.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on Nov. 29, 2009
Answer by nanaevelyn at 12:15 AM on Nov. 30, 2009
Answer by chiro789 at 5:19 PM on Nov. 30, 2009