QUOTE (Rachaelxxx @ 11/02/2013, 04:20 PM)
I've just started a new job, Mon-Fri school hours. I was just wondering what do you do when your kids are sick, do you take the day off, does hubby take the day off, have you carers/parents you can call on.
Given I have 5 kids and we are meant to be in for a shocker of a year sickness wise, I think I am going to need some sort of back up when my husband and I can't take the time off.
There's just DH and me, no back up. No family within 1000km and our friends work as well.
DH and I try to alternate as much as possible, but I probably do a bit more sick leave than DH, purely because my workplace is more flexible. Last year was our first hideous year with the kids tag-teaming being sick for 4 months or so (it really felt like forever). Thankfully our bosses realised there was nothing we could do about it. When I could, I worked from home, even if it was just a few hours each day. I was so glad when we came out of the other side of that.