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SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
19th Nov '12

Not sure why I would expect anybody to pay for my children's things except me and my husband.



So yeah, I would say it's fair.

ThatsAlotaNuts Australia 2359 posts
19th Nov '12

We get paid a certain amount a fortnight, if we have partners the amount is based on their income, so if we have a crappy week of work i get a little bit of money to make ends meet, I dont see the problem with it



Really if I went out and got a job right now, most if not ALL that money would go on childcare!

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting ShannonLovesJasper+1:" We get paid a certain amount a fortnight, if we have partners the amount is based on their income, so ... [snip!] ... I dont see the problem with it Really if I went out and got a job right now, most if not ALL that money would go on childcare!"


no it wouldn't ... I have my son in day 4 days a week and pay $89 a week after CCB and CCR which everyone is entitled to unless they earn a joint $120,000

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting ShannonLovesJasper+1:" We get paid a certain amount a fortnight, if we have partners the amount is based on their income, so ... [snip!] ... I dont see the problem with it Really if I went out and got a job right now, most if not ALL that money would go on childcare!"

Welcome to my life and the lives of many people in the states.

gina buckley Due May 13 (girl); Dublin, Ireland 182 posts
19th Nov '12

Well I get 188 a week and prob 20 fr child extra but it's really expensive to live in iireland Euro that is

cfxfdfdfdsfdafdsf Vacaville, California 71166 posts
19th Nov '12

Wait.. what? If you can't make it on one salary, there's no reason to stay at home. If you need two to make it, get a job. I don't really think the government should pay you to stay at home...

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
19th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The (super kinky) Master:</b>" disability is completely different but here its really difficult to get on disability, the government would simply retrain you and put you back to work."</blockquote>




Good! If you can be trained or given a skill, even with a disability, I think you should be grateful for the opportunity to be self reliant and earn your own living. I wish the US had more of that kind of mentality.
It feels ridiculously entitled to me for you to expect the government to pay you to be a SAHP to a child who is in school full time.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The (super kinky) Master:</b>" disability is completely different ... [snip!] ... ridiculously entitled to me for you to expect the government to pay you to be a SAHP to a child who is in school full time."


I work tech support and in our call centre we have two paraplegics and a blind girl.

ThatsAlotaNuts Australia 2359 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" no it wouldn't ... I have my son in day 4 days a week and pay $89 a week after CCB and CCR which everyone is entitled to unless they earn a joint $120,000"


my hubby keeps telling me to get a job but i love staying home with my son, i think its my job to look after him, plus whos going to hire a pregnant chick.
Lol.
REALLY PEOPLE? If you were living in Australia and did not have a job Im sure you would not be complaining about this, you dont live n Australia thougH.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" :!: I am a SAHM with one income I don't get any money from the government. If the family cant survive on one income then both people should be working."


:!::!:



Being a SAHM is a privilege, not a right!

gina buckley Due May 13 (girl); Dublin, Ireland 182 posts
19th Nov '12

But got two ops on my brain in the last 5 yrs I was studying in Heath care but got v sick

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting ShannonLovesJasper+1:" my hubby keeps telling me to get a job but i love staying home with my son, i think its my job to look ... [snip!] ... living in Australia and did not have a job Im sure you would not be complaining about this, you dont live n Australia thougH."


well the pregnant thing yeah ... but then you've got another six years before this affects you. This is for parents where all their children are school age.

pennylove 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 1421 posts
19th Nov '12

Im an aussie and i think that its is fair that we have to work at there age of six....... i think we are lucky to get a payment at all. i think ill be finding work real soon actually 6 yrs is toooo long to wait

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23136 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" I work tech support and in our call centre we have two paraplegics and a blind girl."


Excellent. Here if you have a foot problem you may be able to get the system to declare you disabled and eligible for years of governemnt support. it may be for the rest of your life.

cfxfdfdfdsfdafdsf Vacaville, California 71166 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting ShannonLovesJasper+1:" We get paid a certain amount a fortnight, if we have partners the amount is based on their income, so ... [snip!] ... I dont see the problem with it Really if I went out and got a job right now, most if not ALL that money would go on childcare!"


Does Australia not have childcare help? Like government programs that help pay your childcare? it seems to me it'd make more sense to have THAT kind of assistance so that you could work, rather than the government paying for you to stay home.