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 My new job; its dead. There's not a lot of business. I love the peacefulness of it but its not going to last. The lady who owns it put it on the market. I don't want it. Its in a bad location.

I'm too old for this. Its frustrating but I'm taking it lightly. I refuse to worry. Worrying is against my beliefs. Now I need to figure out what I want to do. I'm thinking about a change!

What would be fun and not too physical? Maybe I should get the certifications to watch babies. I do love babies. That idea came to me just this second. Funny!

by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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suzeebloch
by Ronna on Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:58 AM

oh and you could find out what the going rate is by calling daycares in your area.  I have no clue what daycare costs these days - but you could undercut everyone by like 25% or something - to make you more appealing and I'm sure that would still be good earning! 

Shellness
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM

No, not a nanny. I was thinking in a pre-k or something like that. 

Quoting jabs54:

 Oh no, I'm sorry.  Are there no other florists in town?  What do you mean by watching babies?  In your home or being a nanny?


Shellness
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Did you go to school for this?

Quoting CoeyG:

Telephone customer service/data entry isn't too physical.  I'm not talking telemarketing our outbound calling.  I mean inbound calling like for answering questions about insurance or finances.  You can work with insurance companies from one end of the spectrum to the other.  I have worked enrolling new clients, I have worked in eligibility, billing even claim approval.  My last position I worked with Prudential retirement systems and did everything from setting up loans on 401s to setting up splitting of accounts in divorce cases.  


Shellness
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I admire you!

Quoting mac1940:

Sorry your job is not what you hoped for.  Changing career paths is always a challenge and one that I have done a few times.  I went to school, became an RN and worked in a trauma unit for several years and then decided I would like a less stressful job so I moved to a resort town on the Oregoncoast and became of all things a bartender - a real change from badly injured patients.  And while that was great fun for awhile, I knew it was not a career choice.  Moving to Alaska to a logging camp, I became the camp medic.  Returning to the lower 48, I initially planned on going back to nursing but instead accepted a position as office manager of a large legal firm which was interesting, lucrative and I met lots of interesting people but I was drawn back to nursing.  And there I stayed until retirement.  I do think you should do whatever it is you enjoy doing and if child care is what you would find fulfilling, then more power to you.  Good luck on whatever you decide.


Shellness
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

If I did it at home, I think I could handle 3. No more :)

Quoting hugss:

That would be fun .. how many would you want to watch at one time?
Go for it :)


Shellness
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM

That's a smart way to do it. Didn't think of having just the babies.

Quoting suzeebloch:

Hey watching babies is not a bad idea.  My ex mother in law did that in her home - she only took newborns until they started crawling, so the babies slept in cribs or played in playpens or sat in the johnny-jump up or swing.  I think she had like 4 babies at one time.  I thought of doing this, too, when I was still working at home doing the typing full time - I mean how hard can it be?  Especially if you don't have any crawling or walking babies?  A lot of daycares won't take newborns so that would be a plus for a lot of working families.  I looked into it but my apartment only has a front door and in my town the code says you have to have a minumum of 2 exits. 


jabs54
by Jeanine on Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM

 

Quoting Shellness:

That's a smart way to do it. Didn't think of having just the babies.

Quoting suzeebloch:

Hey watching babies is not a bad idea.  My ex mother in law did that in her home - she only took newborns until they started crawling, so the babies slept in cribs or played in playpens or sat in the johnny-jump up or swing.  I think she had like 4 babies at one time.  I thought of doing this, too, when I was still working at home doing the typing full time - I mean how hard can it be?  Especially if you don't have any crawling or walking babies?  A lot of daycares won't take newborns so that would be a plus for a lot of working families.  I looked into it but my apartment only has a front door and in my town the code says you have to have a minumum of 2 exits. 


 I'm a daycare provider and I can't imagine just keeping a kid until they are 6 months or so.  I would be very attached to them by then and also it would be VERY hard on the baby to change daycares :(  Not fond of that idea...jmho.

LadySaphira
by Lisa on Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Go for it..babies are fun!

nana9106
by Darlene on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:46 AM
Maybe you should. Maybe it IS time for a change
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