Working full time and managing child illness

(5 Posts)

With the winter bouts of colds. Have emailed boss in a few instances and explained that my toddler was ill and can I have a days annual leave. But feel like I don't want to let the team down.

Just wondering what other people do?

ceeveebee Wed 16-Jan-13 21:28:26

Do you have a DH that can take it in turns?
Any family nearby?

Can split with DH, he's a contracter so have tended not to but have more likely to lately in case boss think's I'm starting to take the piss.

I did do a sneaky and called in sick on Monday

WillowB Thu 17-Jan-13 14:01:59

Are you entitled to parental leave? I think I get 5 days unpaid, though I do usually get them paid

givemeaclue Thu 17-Jan-13 19:16:34

Parental leave is usually leave booked in advance so isn't much good for sick kids. Obviously some employers may be more flexible.

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