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    Hi all, I'm looking for some advice or ideas.

    I am currently 3 months pregnant and have just worked out that I'm going to be a bit under 80 hours short for paid parental leave. I'm counting the 10 months up until the end of June, as they will most likely be my busiest 10 months at work.

    I am looking for ideas for how to build up another 70-80 hours. I'm pretty sure I can't get any extra work in my current job. I'm willing to do pretty much anything. I'm currently looking in to local supermarkets but I think I'll struggle to get a job that quickly. I'd rather weekend or night work so I don't have to find a second Childcare for my daughter (she currently goes once a week while I work, but it's full for the other days).

    Help! I would really hate to miss out on thousands of dollars just because of a few hours.

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    You can do some seasonal work like fruit picking (obviously would need to do this early on before the going gets too tough). Do a paper route/advertising drop (though depends if they're paid by hour or per item) or being an army reserve also counts but I'm not sure what their policy is on pregnant employees (ie don't know what's involved in being a reserve if it's just active service or other trades like cooking etc)

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    Thanks! I might look in to fruit picking

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    If you explain the situation to your employer, do you think they would be sympathetic and allow you to do some overtime to make up the hours?

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    What about starting your own business? Not sure of details but could be an option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillies View Post
    What about starting your own business? Not sure of details but could be an option...
    Not a bad idea! I'll have to look in to the specifics, but thanks!

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