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Old 09-05-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Who stays home? Sick kid...

How do you determine who stays home?

I make more money ($5 more per hour) but I have been at my job long enough to not worry about calling in.

DH has only been at his job a few months. They had been giving him 4-8 hours the last two weeks. This week he finally got 21. I just think it will look bad if he calls out.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Re: Who stays home?

Ok--so I just got the meaning of your question. Deleted my previous answer.

DH stays home for us if someone is there in an emergency. His job is more flexible than mine, and he gets 5 weeks paid time off each year. I'm a teacher and get 5 days off a year. No brainer for us.
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I forgot to say DS is sick and has a fever. He can't go to day care tomorrow. I have no back up sitter.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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Editing to stick with the OP.

I would say you since he is just getting established and just got some decent hours.
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I would stay home and have dh go in since he is new and looking for more hours.

Used to be I would stay home unless I was teaching a class and then dh would stay home but we just moved so I could take a ft job so right now dh is a sahd ( and SOooo excited for school starting for the kids, lol)
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In your shoes, I would send DH to work so he doesn't look irresponsible to his new boss.
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I would stay home since DH is new at his job and finally getting hours. Hope your lil one feels better soon
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Thanks for the input! I think we can work it out so I work 5 hours and DH will still get to work on time. I'm not feeling too hot myself. We are all getting it.
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Sounds like you've got it worked out. I hope yall feel better soon. I've always stayed home with the sick ones since DH has always made more than me, and then I began working for myself from home.
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Re: Who stays home? Sick kid...

In your shoes I would have your DH go to work

At our house I would stay home if we both have to work that day. My job is more flexible and I get way more sick leave --15 days a year--these I can bank if not used each year, plus 3 emergency days--both of which I can take in 1/2 day incriments if needed. However, DH has mondays off so if they are sick that day he stays home. He also goes to work later so if possible I try to work at least a 1/2 day. My 1/2 day ends at 10am so I can be home by 10:30.
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