+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,441
    Thanks
    660
    Thanked
    312
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    DH works full time and I part time. His job earns the lion share of our family income so any sick/carers or unpaid leave I have to take.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,740
    Thanks
    140
    Thanked
    455
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger
    DH and I both work four days a week. We have no family support and just take sick days in turn. We are lucky though- I get 22 days a year which accumulate (I have 110 'owing' to me) and I think DH gets 18 days a year which also accumulate.

    Sent from my XT925 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    938
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    139
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We both work full time & study.

    With the kids being sick we try to take it turn about but that doesn't always occur.

    In regard to everything we juggle (housework etc) it's a fact of get in & do it. There are no gender specified roles, we both do everything!

    No family or friends support either so we've always got our skates on 😃

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Woodford
    Posts
    749
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    240
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm a sole parent and I work four days a week. DD goes to Kindy three days a week, my mum takes care of her one day a week. This year I used almost all of my sick days on DD.
    There's no one else to take her when she's sick. My dad works full time and my mum works the days DD's at kindy.

    I don't really do anything, unless I can take DD with me. I haven't been to the movies in two years. My parents will sometimes look after dd overnight so I can go out with friends, but I don't like to ask because they make out like their lives revolve around me.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    4,135
    Thanks
    1,606
    Thanked
    2,111
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We'll both be full time (at new jobs, no leave accrued) next year for the first time since having kids.

    When it was just DD I worked 4 days while DH ran his own business 7 days PW. I used up all my leave as DD had recurrent tonsillitis and ear infections until her tonsillectomy. I had to take some says unpaid but my boss never gave me any grief over days off. DH generally couldn't take time off and we had no family support.

    We now have possible family support on 2 weekdays but I'd rather not dump sick kids on them as it might make them or their kids sick. If DH ends up subbing, I imagine it will be me taking leave until it runs out, then him. DS had so many days of sick this year and I was only working casual 2 days PW, I dread to think how bad it will be once he's in daycare full time!

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,354
    Thanks
    1,569
    Thanked
    2,581
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Families with 2 working parents

    We both work full time. No help from families as we have none here, no help from friends as they all work full time too. We have managed with sick leave so far, 20 days a year is a lot.

    If we need to, we'd take unpaid leave or annual leave.
    Last edited by ExcuseMyFrench; 22-12-2014 at 22:48.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    5,687
    Thanks
    1,089
    Thanked
    4,057
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My work are flexible, they'll allow me to work from home when my kids are sick, although I only do so on days they're in my care.

    Their dad has to take sick days to care for them on his days with them.

    Apparently this makes me selfish, but I've got career goals and am well aware that while my work is happy to accommodate my family commitments, they won't so eagerly promote someone who seems to always be home with her kids.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,872
    Thanks
    987
    Thanked
    3,343
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I'm a single working parent and just this year I had 4 unpaid days because I used up all my duck leave in my two boys.


 

Similar Threads

  1. For parents with large families, how do you maintain your identity?
    By Nomia in forum Parents with large families
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-06-2014, 14:28
  2. Melbourne city families/parents for childcare story
    By hs22 in forum Media Requests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2014, 10:40
  3. BFF's and being parents....doesnt seem to be working?
    By kvl21 in forum Family & Friends
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 27-03-2014, 20:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Carmel's Beauty Secrets
7 Day Nail Growth Boosting Method Carmel's Beauty Secrets
The Nail Growth Boosting Method, will help transform your nails in just 7 days. You will also notice a big difference in their strength. It's so easy and only needs to be performed once a month.
Get your Nail Growth Boosting Method at the link below.
featured supporter
Heinz Baby Basics
Our BPA Free range offers you a choice for every stage of your baby’s feeding development. You’ll love our brilliant colours, inspired designs and innovative features. Heinz Baby Basics caters for your baby’s needs!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!