My sister is a nurse, with a fifo hubby...they have a live-in au pair. Because they have to provide food/accomm for the au pair, the cost is not as much a people assume it would be. My sister struggled working full time shift work with 2 primary school-aged kids so now works part time.
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31-07-2016 23:46 #11
01-08-2016 00:07 #12Senior Member
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I'm a nurse and about to return to work. I am very fortunate in that my Nanna and dad and step mum have offered to help. I've figured out the perfect combo:
Thursday pm: Nanna stays with DD for 4 hours until DP gets home
Friday pm: step mum for 4 hours
Saturday am: dad and step mum until DP gets home
Every second Sunday night shift (DP has Monday's off)
Doing it this way means I get maximum time with DD without resulting to full time night shift. Night shift kills my soul
01-08-2016 05:03 #13
We all do what we have to do and if that means you and your husband have to work full time, so be it. I have just done 5 out of 6 nights, will have tonight off and then back at work for 6 nights straight. It doesn't seem fair but it's just how it goes.
01-08-2016 05:10 #14
When pregnant with DD2 I worked and afternoon (1-930pm) I leave at 12 and my mum or duster has DD1 until DH picked her up 330pm
Then I worked a 12 hour day Saturday or Sunday. I used to work Saturday night shift 12 hours but I hate it!
When I go back to work I will do a late shift week day then a late or early shift (8hrs) either Saturday or Sunday with the view to increase it to a 12 hour day on the weekend.
13-08-2016 15:34 #15Senior Member
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Set shifts/ days times etc and set daycare days. Its only hubby and I, no family help and his job requires longer hours etc so I work 8-4ish 2 days a week + a Saturday shift. We have 3 children, 1 in school, younger 2 in childcare
13-08-2016 15:59 #16Senior Member
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- Aug 2013
My shifts are 12 hours (7-7 days and nights) so the only way we can work it is for him to forgo his monthly ADO and go in late/finish early on the days I work. We are lucky his work allow him to be flexible so he can do the school/childcare drop off & pick up.
21-08-2016 19:41 #17Member
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I'm a nurse& going back to work in 5 weeks. I'll be going back at 0.6, so 48 hours per fortnight. I can pick up extra hours if I like. Hubby works for himself from home. Fortnight one I'll be doing 6 x afternoon shifts & fortnight 2 I'll do 4 x nights & 1 x afternoon.
I'm lucky that I get to pick my roster & shifts.
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