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    Ahh yes.. Forgot about after school care, is that similar/same costs to that of child care???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieh View Post
    Ahh yes.. Forgot about after school care, is that similar/same costs to that of child care???
    When you pay for before AND after school care on top of vacational care I was slightly better off, but still felt like I was working fulltime for slave wages once I'd paid the child care bills. One step forward, two steps back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieh View Post
    I don't see why you are taking what I said out of context & making it personal. You said that you would be earning more working then you would on newstart & I pointed out that you wouldn't have child care fees when you are on newstart... So your costs of working, would be less than a mum who has to put her young children in day care.
    How many jobs are school hours?

    I'm a school teacher, yet my daughter who starts school next year still needs to go to before and after school care on the days I work. And that isn't free!

    But, you said that people stay home because they get as much as working. What is wrong with people wanting to stay at home? Or do you think it's only for people who have husbands who earn good money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    And if I was in a low paying job that meant I was away from my kids and I could get the same money staying home with my kids, then you betcha I would choose to stay at home! I don't hold a grudge to people who choose to be with their kids and provide well for them.
    & I also don't know where you got the assumption that I hold a grudge against people who stay at home... I think you are trying to start a debate over SAHM vs WM... Which I'm not interested in doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieh View Post
    & I also don't know where you got the assumption that I hold a grudge against people who stay at home... I think you are trying to start a debate over SAHM vs WM... Which I'm not interested in doing.
    No, I'm not.

    You're saying people can earn just as much money as staying home, which is why they don't work. All I'm saying is that it's not true. Otherwise everyone would be at home claiming benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I can make more money working one casual day a week than I would on new start fortnightly allowance.
    You're very lucky then. Not everyone can earn $400 or $500 for one day a week each fortnight.

    I've read so many times on here about people returning to work and all but a few dollars of their salary goes towards Childcare. Hence they feel they are better off not working.

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    Why does the women have to stay home. I earn good money so my husband stays at home and I work really long hours to earn that good money.

    But as for the original op I think there is a big difference between having 1-4 kids and having 5+ kids and living totally off the government and having children so u don't have to give up benefits. (I know people who do this) Yes I understand some people have varying circumstances. But if u already have say 4 kids and are really struggling to the point where you can barely put food on the table then having a fifth regardless by choice or accident is irresponsible.

    I realise people on here are in this situation but that's my opinion.... My first child was from failed contraception so I know accidents happen but there are things u can do to prevent ur situation becoming worse, ie 2 forms of contraception, morning after pill, termination or abstinence..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    No, I'm not.

    You're saying people can earn just as much money as staying home, which is why they don't work. All I'm saying is that it's not true. Otherwise everyone would be at home claiming benefits.
    Okay well I will correct myself & say that SOME people earn the same as what they would working.... I guess it depends on your industry.. I have not looked into child care costs myself as I'm still on maternity leave.. But I often hear people saying on here that they stay at home because by the time they pay child care fees they aren't that much better off. So I guess it must be fairly common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    You're very lucky then. Not everyone can earn $400 or $500 for one day a week each fortnight.

    I've read so many times on here about people returning to work and all but a few dollars of their salary goes towards Childcare. Hence they feel they are better off not working.
    That was miscalculation just realised afterwards. I knew newstart was $250 a week and thought it was fortnight.

    A casual day of teaching is $341 in nsw. I should've said week of newstart or 2 days a fortnight.

    However, I am not a casual teacher, so don't earn that much

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieh View Post
    Ahh yes.. Forgot about after school care, is that similar/same costs to that of child care???
    ours is 60 a day for before and Afterschool care.

    Our total daycare bill during school holidays is around $800 pw. (For 1 baby in care and 2 in vacation care. Bit above the award wage so I can see why it doesn't seem cost effective to work while kids are young


 

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