How do you handle it? A little back story. I went back to work part time 7 months ago an lost that job because my DS was always sick and I had 7 days sick in 3 months I only worked 3 days a week! It was a small business an they paid me my 2 weeks notice so according to fair trade it was ok! I also changed daycares because I wasn't happy with the premises, food or care he was getting, his new daycare is great he's super happy and healthy then I found a new full time job an was super happy there I explained in interview I had a DS and other than daycare we have no other care for him so if he's sick we would manage between me and my DH. So 2 weeks ago my DS got hand foot an mouth so I had to take 2.5 days off 1 I took as annual leave the others carers leave during 1 of the days I worked from home to try cover my workload. Now just a week later my DS is sick again and I have been with him since yesterday. I took work home an am always responding to emails even when we were in the hospital this morning then when I ring my boss he says when I return we will have to have a chat an come to an agreement as to what to do which will work for both parties!!!! So now I'm pretty sure I've lost another job! I should mention it's a small start up business so we aren't even busy right now an I offered to transfer the phones to my mobile to answer calls an my boss hardly gives me any time to go through anything with him! It's so unfair and I'm so stressed! Sorry this has turned into a vent but I do need advise please! What do I do I already took a stupid pay cut just to get a job, how do working mums who have no support do it?