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#1 of 3 Old 09-04-2011, 04:12 AM - Thread Starter
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I am a single mom to two kids. DD 5 DS 8.

I recently took a part time job at a convenience store since we were not making ends meet with child support and my house cleaning jobs. I am hoping house cleaning will pick up but untill than I thought an extra fifteen hours somewhere would sure help.

Well right after I started two women quit and my fifteen hours a week jumped to thirty eight.... which is WAY TO MUCH FOR ME.

Hopefully it will last only a few weeks until they get someone hired and trained but I am wigging out.

Totally overwhelmed and my house and kids are in shambles.

I am thinking of telling the boss I can only really work 20 hours but I just don't know how to do it.

I don't have anyone really to watch them other than a friend who seems reluctant and their dad... who I dont want to give him any excuse for another custody battle.

I am just so upset and overwhelmed. I work every day this week. And one night where they will be needing to stay with their dad...

my one thought is to tell her I do not have child care anymore. ( since my friend seems to be so put out on our initial arrangement.)

What would you do?




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#2 of 3 Old 09-04-2011, 07:34 AM
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Telling your employer that you only have child care available for a certain # of hours/week is reasonable and the truth.


If you think they might permanently change your status to full-time, you might want to consider enrolling the kids into a more formal day care or find an in home provider that can take care of them.  That's if you'd like to continue working full time.

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Sounds so hard.  Is there another work opportunity you can explore (though you may not have time for this...) Or other childcare you could try to find for a bit?



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