I can't reply for what I do cause I'm a SAHM however my DH allows two of his staff members (the ones with kids) to bring them to work on the occasional days 3-4 on the school hols and if they are sick, in his way of thinking he sees it as a good thing, they can get to see what their mum or dad do etc, he has also taken DSD in as well.
Now a days with DSD her bio mum and I work it out, I'm happy to have her anytime but we also mix it up with days at her friends houses etc. before I came along DH and bio mum would arrange time off work.
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20-03-2012 09:30 #11
20-03-2012 09:51 #12
Unexpected school closures is tricky. There was a fire at my ds's school, but I was still on maternity leave so those extra 4 days at home didn't impact me too much. Otherwise school closures are planned in advance (eg. teacher training day), but I have been caught out & forgotten til the week before. On that occasion I took ds with me to work and gave him my laptop to do reading eggs in the staff room. He chatted to the other staff too.
School holidays are tricky, but I use a combination of taking my ds to work with me, getting my parents to help (my mum doesn't work and my ds can go to my dad's work in an emergency) and sometimes dh can take a day or two off. Now, I have the added issue of a bub as well, it's not so simple. I can't just leave my bub in the staff room, she needs someone with her.
My dd is coming to work with me for an hour this week and hopefully my secretary will be able to manage her & her duties ... I hate to ask but my Mum has a meeting she has to go to and can't have my dd all day.
20-03-2012 10:00 #13
I thought the OP meant school holidays too! I guess I would need to take annual/unpaid leave from work.
Technically carers leave can't be used unless the person is sick or it's an emergency. I guess a school closure could be classed as an emergency though and most employers are pretty easygoing about it.
20-03-2012 11:08 #14
2 ofthe daycare centres are shut, too. Not so bad I guess if you are not casual, or already taken leave for other reasons.
20-03-2012 11:13 #15Senior Member
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I use personal leave, annual leave, unpaid leave, OSHCare, grandparents, take them to work - I struggle, I juggle, I pray to the gawds and just fly by a wing and a prayer
Whilst *most* employers are pretty good about it, other employers get pretty p155ed too.
Where I am today they'd be pretty p155ed so I just *pray/hope/wish* it never happens
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20-03-2012 22:20 #18Senior Member
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20-03-2012 22:44 #19
DH and I both have Carers Leave available through our work. We both have 3? Days per year. If I really can't take the day off I beg my mum or MIL or my very good SAHM friend and I pay her (cash if she'll take it or wine )
But mostly I just pray it doesn't happen! Even though my work is very understanding, it still creates a lot of extra work for my team members.
21-03-2012 06:06 #20
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