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To stay off work as baby got chicken pox
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wasthataburp · 06/04/2018 20:43

AIBU to stay off work with my baby who has chickenpox even though my mum would usually be looking after her?

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StealthPolarBear · 06/04/2018 20:44

Yes a bit I think. Is she particularly unwell.
In what way are you staying off work? I am lucky enough to be able to take annual leave at very short notice.

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Ubercornsdiscoball · 06/04/2018 20:44

If there is someone to care for her then yes YABU really.

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Invisimamma · 06/04/2018 20:48

Yabu if your mum is happy to look after her. My workplace is very flexible and accommodating to childcare issues but would raise eyebrows at this.

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SharronNeedles · 06/04/2018 20:49

Even though you want to be there, it is a bit unreasonable and putting stress on your work places uneccessary.

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wasthataburp · 06/04/2018 20:49

To be fair I should have said working from home actually. Would my work think i was taking the piss? Baby is 8 months

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Nicknacky · 06/04/2018 20:49

Is she ill with it or just spotty?

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TittyGolightly · 06/04/2018 20:49

You can’t work from home properly whilst caring for a poorly baby.

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parrotonmyshoulder · 06/04/2018 20:50

I’d have a day or so with her if really poorly, but not if she wasn’t bothered by it.

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Tailfeather · 06/04/2018 20:50

Depends if you'd still expect to be paid abc if you'd be letting people down or adding to their workload. If your answer is yes to any of those, then yes, YABU.

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Nicknacky · 06/04/2018 20:50

So stay off work or work from home? Big difference?

And does your workplace allow you to work from home whilst looking after a child?

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Yarboosucks · 06/04/2018 20:53

It is Friday now, if you can WFH I assume you have a Monday to Friday job. By Monday baby could be much better. Baby had CP before the spots came out so the reason to WFH is getting weaker by the day.

That said, WFH seems reasonable to me.

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kaytee87 · 06/04/2018 20:59

Ask to work from home and have your mum there to do the actual nappy changes, food, milk etc. You could just do the nice cuddles and get on with your work?

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halfwitpicker · 06/04/2018 21:00

Sounds reasonable. Stay home.

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Squashpocket · 06/04/2018 21:04

Depends on how I'll your dd is really. If just a bit itchy and spotty then you should probably go in I think. But if she's very unwell I would stay home. My ds had absolutely shocking chickenpox and I couldn't and didn't leave him. Somethings are more important than work imo.

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Budsbeginingspringinsite · 06/04/2018 21:08

My 9 month old had it, was fine day one or two by day three all of a sudden she went floppy, temp absolute soared.. Had secondary infection it was terrifying. So you can't really judge how she coped until its over.

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LIZS · 06/04/2018 21:11

You can't be productively working from home and look after a baby, especially if unwell. Could your dm not come to your house?

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Tistheseason17 · 06/04/2018 21:17

Take holiday or unpaid parental leave from work.
Easy if you want to.

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