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No sitter for work.. : ( B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
21st Jun '13

So i already know that I don't have a sitter for tomorrow morning when I have to work. I told my manager before I didn't have sitters for Saturdays. but its mandatory for my position. I'm actively looking for another job but I cant loose this one till I have another one. I know calling out wont get me fired because we have a "points system" to track absences and tarties and i'm only at a 1.75, it goes up to 6.



I feel bad but I just don't know what to do...... Should i fake sick and call out in the morning?
Should i give them a heads up?

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9452 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" So i already know that I don't have a sitter for tomorrow morning when I have to work. I told my manager ... [snip!] ... feel bad but I just don't know what to do...... Should i face sick and call out in the morning? Should i give them a heads up?"</blockquote>




I would call ahead and talk to your manager. Maybe someone there can suggest a sitter. I'm sure they would be more understanding if you called ahead.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9452 posts
21st Jun '13

Also, it'll look worse if they find out you lied.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
21st Jun '13

Give them a heads up so they can find someone to fill in. Leaving then scrambling last minute in the morning is going to piss them off. Let them know today, call now and tell them you do not have a sitter. Honesty is the best policy.

Complete with 2! 2 kids; Maryland 1486 posts
21st Jun '13

Give them a heads up so they can cover your shift.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65299 posts
21st Jun '13

If you can't find someone to babysit, then at least try to find someone to cover your shift. You're sure there's no one that can watch your kid?

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting sαяα:" <blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" So i already know that I don't have a sitter for ... [snip!] ... talk to your manager. Maybe someone there can suggest a sitter. I'm sure they would be more understanding if you called ahead."


he only 2 months old i dont feel comfortable leaving him with someone i don't know.... : (

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [34 wks]:" If you can't find someone to babysit, then at least try to find someone to cover your shift. You're sure there's no one that can watch your kid?"


yeah i'm pretty SO's mom said no and his sister wont return any of our phone calls or txt.
then my dad has to take my brother to baseball games and he don't wanna have to tote a baby around. and my mom and grandma both have to work as well....

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9452 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" he only 2 months old i dont feel comfortable leaving him with someone i don't know.... : ( "</blockquote>




Well I don't know what to tell you then. I know it sucks, but if you want to keep your job you gotta do what you gotta do.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11483 posts
21st Jun '13

Calling out last minute is rude and leaves them scrambling.
If it were me personally Id be calling around to daycares or something. Need money to support my kid. Not to mention I wouldnt take the point against me. Thats just risking it. Especially is something serious does happen. Like you are very ill or your child is very ill. Then you are risking your job due to a lie.



But thats just me.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65299 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting B-Baby:" yeah i'm pretty SO's mom said no and his sister wont return any of our phone calls or txt. then my dad ... [snip!] ... brother to baseball games and he don't wanna have to tote a baby around. and my mom and grandma both have to work as well...."


It sucks when you can't find a sitter, but it's not a reason to call in, IMO. They expect you to be there and if you absolutely cannot find anyone to watch him, you need to talk to your boss about it.

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
21st Jun '13

I know it sucks... HOPEFULLLY SIL willl answer the damn phone and she will watch him!!!!! Even if i have to leave early to pick him up its better than calling out completely...

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65299 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting B-Baby:" I know it sucks... HOPEFULLLY SIL willl answer the damn phone and she will watch him!!!!! Even if i have to leave early to pick him up its better than calling out completely... "


Agreed. Good luck! Hope it works out!

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [34 wks]:" Agreed. Good luck! Hope it works out!"


Thanks!!! Me to... : )

Mason & Carmen's Mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3724 posts
21st Jun '13
Quoting B-Baby:" yeah i'm pretty SO's mom said no and his sister wont return any of our phone calls or txt. then my dad ... [snip!] ... brother to baseball games and he don't wanna have to tote a baby around. and my mom and grandma both have to work as well...."


SO's mom just said no? was there a reason lol? My family would be tripping over each other to watch my 2mo old. I'm sorry OP I hope you can find one asap but I totally understand about not wanting to just leave him with anyone, my LO is almost 2 months and I hardly let anyone watch her lol i'm stingy!