I am self-employed and run an in-home licensed daycare. I really really hate my job. I have 6 kids in my daycare. I hate the fact that my house no longer feels like my house because I have parents and children and dhs (for licensing) always in my house. I can't decroate the way I want because the kids will destroy anything within reach. I am stuck at home all day. I never can make appointments or take off work without feeling guilty because of the parents constant complaining. Even though I have only taken 4 days off last year besides holidays. I refuse to hire someone to help me because then I wouldn't make any money and also I don't want anyone in my home if I need to take off, I want to be in my own home alone if I get a free day so I can relax. When they go home at night and on weekends I keep my blinds shut because I feel like I have no privacy. I work from 7:15am to 5:30 pm and they are long days. At the end of the day I just want everyone to go home. The kids scream and drive me insane all day. I am tired to listening to all the parents sobb stories about how they can't afford to pay or can they be late this week because they have bills. What do they think I do this for? The only break time I get is at nap and thats if everyone goes to sleep and if everyone does go to sleep then I'll wind up having a parent come in the middle of nap and wake everybody up.
The only thing I like ablout my job is the fact that if my kids are sick or out of school I don't have to worry about somebody to watch them because I am always at home. However I do have to worry about someone to pick them up from school if there sick because I can't leave. I want to quit and get another job so bad. I hate it here and I feel like I don't spend enough time with my own kids or that I get aggravated with them to easy because of the daycare kids. I would go out and find another job but I can't afford too. There is no way I could find a job anywhere that would pay me what I make doing daycare. I'd be lucky to find a job that paid me half as much. I have tried to find ways of cutting back on the bills but I can't cut back more than I already have. What would you do? Help!
Asked by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Money & Work
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