So, this is the 800th thread I've started, but, I need some ideas, if anyone has them.
ok. So, originally I moved to so-sunny-it-sucks Arizona under the impression that my parents would be here to help me out with childcare, and because my partner lived half the year in this town. Well, my parents aren't going to be able to afford to move to this town and have offered to drive the 3 hours here to help me a few days a week, but, I'm not going to hold my breath on that.
So, here's the dilemma. My job is really odd. I am per diem- I only work when I am needed to. I don't leave the house some days, and other days I am gone all day. I also do a lot of work from home. I don't know how to go about hiring someone to come in to the house, when I may or may not be here.
My first step is going to be to ask my employer to put me on M,W,FR as days that I can go out in the field, so I won't be leaving the house at least 2 days out of the week and won't have to worry about it. If that happens, do I just have someone come in and help out around the house and then when I get a call to go out, be like, "see ya!"? Do people do that? We also really aren't made of money, either, so I don't even know how I would afford that. Dropping a kid off at daycare also wouldn't work- I work in hospice and when someone needs me to be there, I have to go. There isn't like a "let me go and drop my kid off first". And dropping them off on days where I may not even leave the house seems silly. I don't know, I am insanely anxious about this. I don't want to not work (I paid a lot of money for my degree and I love my work, it willkeep me sane) but I also don't know how the hell I am going to do this without family or friends here and such a weird job.