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Old 02-20-2012, 09:00 AM
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Default What Do Your Families Do For Work?

I've seen on this forum and another I subscribe to that a lot of providers are off today.

Do you take today as a holiday? What do your families do that gives you the day off?

I work for a family that are both teachers (and school is in session today, so I work).

I work for a DCM that works for an insurance firm and DCD works for a large bank. They both had to work today. (Even though the actual branch of the bank is closed.)

Another DCM is a nurse and DCD is in sales. They both had to work today.

Another DCM works retail and DCD works for a postage company. They both worked today.

And my last family, DCM is a therapist and DCD works in the technical field. They both are working as well.

What do your families do for a living?
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:05 AM
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My clients currently are BOE, Public Safety, City Hall and Finance Industry.

It is winter break, here, all schools are closed for the entire week.

I stayed open so my clients can knock out their spring cleaning, spend special alone time with older (school aged) sibling, or get their taxes done. (at least that is where I was told they were ) I have everyones cell phone numbers and emergency contacts JIC.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:19 AM
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Four are in the banking/financial/mortgage industry
Four work for an int'l corp headquartered in my town
Four are in the healthcare industry
Two work for railroads
Two work for airlines
Two are self-employed
One is in real estate

All are working today, so I have a houseful! Thank goodness for my assistant
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:22 AM
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Our schools are closed.

Professions my parents have are:

Teacher (mom working on Master's;doing homework.....kid is here)
Teacher (mom home too)
Bank Teller (mom is off/packing for a are here)
Therapist~x3 (mom's all all here)
Logger (working....kid here)
Auto Tech ( here)
College student (single mom off...doing homework so kid is here)
Nurse/factory worker (both parents working...kid here)
X-Ray Tech/Plumber (both parents working...kid here)

Tomorrow is a staff day for the school so there is no school but the teachers are required to be there. Today ALL sutdents and teachers are off.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:29 AM
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I am open today, but only have one extra here, his mom is a casino employee, and dad a mechanic. My own dd (20mo), ds (7), and dd (16) are all here today too, as we don't have school.

My other parents are: casino employees, students, work with mentally challenged adults, nurses, and retail.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:31 AM
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* DCM Back office assistant for a clinic, DCD police officer. Both work today but family came to visit and both kids will be staying home with them.
* DCM Sales for a lumber company. Worked today.
* DCD IT technician. Worked today.
* DCM Front office office assistant for a clinic. Worked today, regular daycare was closed so DCG is here for the day.
* DCM Manager at a spa. Worked today, regular DC is closed so DCB is here for the day.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:37 AM
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I have 5 parents.

Two are in retail,
Two are in law enforcement
One does temp work.

I have one this morning but the second will be here after lunch. One is on maternity leave this month.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:38 AM
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I'm off today only because my part time dcg isn't scheduled until later this week and my ft dcgs grandma and grandpa are in town from Rhode Island.

But ft dcm is a teacher and Dcd is the vice president of a local company.

Pt dcm works for Walmart and Dcd works in retail as well.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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We have no school today and all government offices are closed.

For my parents:
Set 1=teacher/firefighter
Set 2=Works with a adult foster home
Set 3=State/city workers
Set 4=teacher/manufacturing
Set 5=works in the office for a manufactuer-both parents
Set 6=teacher/retail
Set 7=retail
Set 8=Own their own business/accountant
Set 9=Works for the county-both parents

All my parents but one have the day off. I started taking the federal holidays off because my hubby and kids have it off.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:47 AM
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Family 1: Tax preparer/electrician
Family 2: Tax preparer (same office)/auto mechanic
Family 3: Retail (single mom)

Family 1 has today off, but I have their precious girl. DCM 3 is working, but school is out, so I have her 2 boys. Family 2 never tells me what the schedule is, so who knows if dcb is coming today or not.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:54 AM
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All of my parents have irregular schedules so they almost all off today but not because of the holiday.

Set 1: mom server/dad manufacturing supervisor
Set 2: mom works at bk/dad mechanic
Set 3: mom nurse/dad construction
Set 4: mom nurse aide, never met dad
Set 5: single mom who jumps around with jobs. Right now cleaning company and starbucks
Set 6: single mom retail
Set 7: single mom works with mentally disabled

It seems like there are a lot of people that work entry level jobs in my area and thr more educated or higher earners send their kids to centers
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:05 AM
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Wow lots of clients!!!

I only have 2 clients. DCM is a student DCD on SSI doesn't work and the other DCM in sales. Both off today so I am off today. I have been trying to think of something to do with myself actually. I think I will take a nap. Just beacuse I CAN!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:31 AM
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I have:

teacher/city worker
teacher/actually not sure what dad does...he has a job but I rarely see him

So...I have off today. I don't want kids on holidays so I don't even offer to work today. I don't charge when kids are not here, so parents are fine with it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:08 PM
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I work today. I don't take off President's Day, MLK Day, Veteran's Day. I kind of go by what I had off when I worked at a large office. New Year's, Memorial, 4th of July, Labor Day, 2 days for Thanksgiving, 2-3 days for Christmas.

My Moms are all pretty much office workers at varying levels:
  • Office Manager for heating/cooling business.

    Accountant in CPA office.

    Accounts Payable/Receivable dept. manager.

    Clerical office worker.

    Cust. Service desk at large chain grocery store location.

The Dads are a mixture of white collar and blue collar workers.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:00 PM
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Kid 1--single mom, works at a daycare, kid here
Kids 2 and 3--Both parents work at a bank, one off, one working, kid 2 spent special time with off parent, kid 3 here (baby)
Kid 4--mover/baker, mom off anyway today so kid home
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:39 PM
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Default I just have one family

I only keep kids from one family, since they have 4 kids and I already have 6 of my own. 10 is my limit.

He is in the military. She owns her own small business. It's a hair/nail salon.

I generally have their youngest all day and their other 3 after school only.

I'm open today. School is closed. It's a parent teacher conference day. Closed tomorrow too. So I have all the kids today for the whole day. Or shall I say "had". Dad gets off pretty early usually and always comes and picks them up as soon as he can get here. He commutes an hour to work, otherwise he wouldn't need daycare.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:50 AM
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Over the years, I have had:

Nurse (have had a few of those)
Teacher(have had a few of those, too)
Airplane mechanic
Vet tech
house cleaner(own biz)
shift worker/jack of all trades
personal banker
government security contractor

I always take major holidays, and the folks that work on holidays find alternate care. I have traditionally done vacations in the summer since I was usually around half teachers' kids. I have never had kids/parents/teachers all in the same school schedules, so the only break during the year that lined up was Christmas.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:40 AM
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1- mom is a teacher/dad is a firefighter
2- mom works at a software place/ dad is an electrican
3- mom works for veterans affairs/ dad is a firefighter
4- mom is a speach therapist/ dad is a realtor
5- mom works at a medical practice/ dad is a butcher at local grocery store
I take all the school holidays off so my families have all managed to find care or one parent is home.
They all new at enrollment that I take off those days.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:51 AM
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My DC Families:

1- 2 dck teacher kids
2- 1 dck teacher
3- 1 dck teacher
4- 2 dck mom is a student @ local college
5- 1 dck (2nd shift) restaurant
6- 1 dck sales

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:56 AM
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1 mom: dr's office
1 mom: nurse
1 mom: teacher aide/dad self-employed

Other dads are not around.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:19 AM
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We live in a suburb outside of DC so at least one of my daycare parents is usually a government worker and has the day off. I always tell my parents though, if there is a holiday where BOTH parents HAVE to work and they dont have any other option to let me know and we will discuss it.

My goal isn't to leave them without care if they indeed really have to work. Their are lots of other times where they can take off and bring their kids if they need a break. I tell parents at interview time, if you are a parent that is consistently late to pickup, arrives early, brings kids to daycare sick when they should be home, late on making payments, or always forgets checkbook, then I will be less likely to be understanding when it comes to needing me for something extra like these holidays.

Professions are
(personal trainer/personal trainer) They make their own schedules so its not much of an issue.
(therapist/works for census bureau) one parent off
(retail/body shop worker) both parents working but grandma off so taking DCG and 2 older SA sisters out for a fun day.
(courthouse receptionist) off
(police officer/military) off
(finance mgr for govt contractor/military Police) one off one working
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:30 AM
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I have.....

social worker
college student/part time office receptionist

I'm pretty sure everyone was off yesterday but even if they weren't.... my contract says that I am closed all gov. holidays. So, that's up to them to figure out
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