I am a stay at home mom that would love to work. I have 2 children ages 4 and 18 months. We have food stamps and medicaid because we do better with me not working than with me working. For example my last job I worked a Bank of America making 500 a week working 40 hours. I had to put both kids in daycare for 300 a week that only left me 200 a week then when you add food, gas, and insurance for everyone I was paying to work I made no extra money at all. I think its crap that things have to be this way. I am going to have to wait until booth my kids are in school because I can not afford to put them both in daycare!!!! It takes almost a year to even get help from the gov for that too. I am sick of the foodstamps and medicaid they take forever to get done. I have not having insurance on myself and most off all I liked working and miss it! How many of you have the same problem?
Answer by aeneva at 2:39 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
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Answer by jennifer588 at 2:40 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
My kids' daycare charges what amounts to $20 per child per day. If all the classes at the center are filled to capacity the center is taking in just over $1,000 per day, but most of the time it is less because most of the time they aren't filled to capacity. So, they are bringing in less than $1,000 per day, and that pays for 8 salaries, electricity, food, insurance, etc. This means the people taking care of my children are probably making less than $100 per day. When I think about it like that I'm surprised they don't have to charge more.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:46 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
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