Hello, I am a single mom of one. I will be a single mom of two in late August.
Last week I started a new job after not having a job for a little while. It's actually working at the daycare my daughter was going to. So by working there I am getting free daycare which is very helpful.
Here is my problem. Me and my daughter both have strep throat now. It was going around in the daycare, and since she hasn't been there in a while and I haven't been working we caught it right away. So I missed work yesterday and was told by my doctor to stay out of work today too because I have to been on the meds for 24 hours. That's even what the papers at daycare say!! So I called and let her know that and she was trying to have me come in anyway. She asked if there was someone else that could watch my little girl so I could come into work. Obviously if I had someone to watch her she wouldn't need daycare. But there's no one because both grandparents work.
I am afraid of losing my job because my child got sick. What happens if she gets sick another time, it means me missing work again. My child always has and always will come first. If I lose my job it's going to suck, but she's most important and I have to do what's best for her. What should I do?? I don't understand why daycares aren't understanding of staff missing work due to illness or child illness!! I'm so frustrated.
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