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Wibu to take a day off work tomorrow?

(15 Posts)
MadJeffBarn Sun 19-Feb-17 13:29:57

My mum normally has my youngest on a Monday while I'm at work and my partner catches up with admin stuff, so he's normally available if for whatever reason my mum isn't able to have them. Tomorrow however, my mum has called in sick, but my partner has some important job interviews lined up that he would find hard to reschedule. Would it be bad of me to take a day off for childcare to allow him to go?

RebootYourEngine Sun 19-Feb-17 13:33:30

If you have no one else to look after your child and the jobs your partner have interviews for will help your family then i would phone your work and say that you have childcare issues and need the day off.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Sun 19-Feb-17 14:04:55

Of course take the day off!

foxyloxy78 Sun 19-Feb-17 14:06:35

Take the day off for sure.

HateSummer Sun 19-Feb-17 14:07:55

Yanbu but I wouldn't call in sick yourself. That's wrong.

GertrudeBelle Sun 19-Feb-17 14:10:02

YANBU to take annual leave if your employer consents

Katy07 Sun 19-Feb-17 14:13:14

As long as you don't pretend to be sick.

Worried61 Sun 19-Feb-17 14:14:20

No you wouldn't.

Beachedwh4le Sun 19-Feb-17 14:17:03

Just take it as annual leave, rather than a sick day

tabithakitty Sun 19-Feb-17 14:19:52

I would take the day off but I would be honest about the reasons why, I.e. I wouldn't take a sicky.

ImNotWhoYouThinkIAmOhNo Sun 19-Feb-17 14:28:31

Can you either ask for annual leave, or ask for parental leave? Parental leave may be unpaid but it exists to deal with unforeseen emergencies, such as having no childcare.

PageStillNotFound404 Sun 19-Feb-17 14:35:45

YANBU to ask for annual or parental leave at short notice.

You would BU to ring in sick.

MadJeffBarn Sun 19-Feb-17 15:40:32

Oh no I wouldn't call in sick, my employers are far more understanding with childcare issues than sickness.

MrPoppersPenguins Sun 19-Feb-17 16:01:32

It depends... if you're my assistant who's repeatedly been off sick/injured/children ill over the last 6 months I'd get your bum into work as the team are getting annoyed. And I've discovered your nickname was "sicknote" in a previous job.

If that's not you.... then ring work and get the day off. wink

SparklyLeprechaun Sun 19-Feb-17 16:02:44

Well of course yanbu, what's the alternative, leaving your DC to take care of themselves?

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