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    Default Bludger working parents!

    Ever had a period where you have to be away from work a bit due to your bub/child?

    I've left work early a couple of days this week (sick bub) have a partial day off tomorrow off (sick bub sharing care with hubby). Have to have a half day next week due to childcare issues.

    I've got enough carers/annual leave to cover my absences (and still have a balance up my sleeve). I still feel guilty though, perhaps because I don't work long hours now I have a child (don't have to, don't want to). Perhaps its because my workplace is busy at the moment. Perhaps I'm worried others in the office who don't have kids will think I'm one of 'those' parents who use their kid as an excuse to bludge. I'm not a bludger It's just been a run of bad luck

    Does anyone have any similar stories? Did anyone actually cop an attitude from colleagues because of their absences?

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    Or from their supervisors? Yep. I'm sorry he's got a raging chest infecton. I'm sorry the Dr said to keep him home. I'm sorry you've got staff coming out of your behind, so it's not like you're short on the roster (hell, last week I cleaned out the spare uniform cupboard and tidied up the garden outside, because you had no work for me). Grumble grumble.
    I feel your pain VP, and hope your little one is better soon!

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    I work full time & there are rare occasions where I need to leave early or start late to look after DS.

    No one has given me any attitude to my face. I would like to think people don't resent me for it.

    DH & I manage to each juggle careers & DS without having to use day care, so there is bound to be the odd occasion where things don't pan out. So glad I have some workplace flexibility!

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    I cop it from my staff! A few of them have said I should put DS in day care and come in to work more!

    Just remembe you do get those days for these kinds of things and you are entitled to them, it's great you worry about your work but as long as you are taking them for legit reasons I wouldn't worry , DH sometimes gets cranky when one of our staff calls in to say they have a sick kid and can't come in but he gets over it , we just have to juggle it and I have to go in! - I do find though my staff that are parents hardly ever take sick days for themselves whereas the child free ones always do so it all evens out

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    My child is ASD when I get a job our routine changes, when our routine changes she changes which results in her mucking up at school this leads to the school calling me to collect her and then suspension. Since I'm on trial I fired.

    Happens all the time now, so I've given up.

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    Yes! When suffering hyperemisis with DD2 I did have a bit of time off due to being in hospital, well I haven't been spoken to by 2 of the other women my office since. Apparently you're not allowed to get pregnant!!!

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    One of our kids was in ICU after nearly dying, DH called in to get the next day off work (just one day, knowing we would be there for a few weeks at least if our kid pulled through) and the boss said 'look *****, we all have things going on in our lives, but still make it to work, just because you're a parent doesn't give you the right to absences without notice'.

    DH has no balls (I hide them in the freezer), so he instead swapped his shift with a coworker who was a little more empathetic.

    He later complained to the bosses superior and they put out a notice on their 'family friendly employer' policy.

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    U should never feel bad having to have time off due to sick children.
    I couldn't imagine that. My work has a policy that family comes first which I love I'm a support worker that works in homes helping the aged, I also do 2 days in the office for my company they have a family room in the office so if our children are sick not to sick but we can bring them to work.
    Family will always come first employers need to realise that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~BEXTER~ View Post
    My child is ASD when I get a job our routine changes, when our routine changes she changes which results in her mucking up at school this leads to the school calling me to collect her and then suspension. Since I'm on trial I fired.

    Happens all the time now, so I've given up.
    Oh no bexter... Can you get a disability/carers payment for your daughter?

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    I called in to take a carers day as DS was sick and was told I had to come into work as there was nobody to cover for me. I had no choice but to leave him with my mother who had only just discovered she has cancer again.

    Can't wait to get the F out of there.


 

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