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No sitter for work.. : ( B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1869 posts
Jun 21st '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. TTC since Dec 2015; 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 10053 posts
Jun 21st '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. TTC since Dec 2015; 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 10053 posts
Jun 21st '13

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

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
Jun 21st '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 2.5! Due August 6 (girl); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Maryland 3567 posts
status Jun 21st '13

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

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jun 21st '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 1869 posts
Jun 21st '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 1869 posts
Jun 21st '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. TTC since Dec 2015; 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 10053 posts
Jun 21st '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.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jun 21st '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 1869 posts
Jun 21st '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...

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jun 21st '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 1869 posts
Jun 21st '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [34 wks]:" Agreed. Good luck! Hope it works out!"


Thanks!!! Me to... : )

Mason, Carmen & Nolans Mo 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 6503 posts
Jun 21st '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!

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
Jun 21st '13

I don't blame you for not wanting to leave LO with people you don't know. DD is 11 months old and I still won't leave her with anyone but close friends and family. If you absolutely cannot find a sitter you need to call your manager and explain it to them. If you told them you couldn't work Saturdays when they hired you they need to respect your schedule. If you didn't tell them though you need to suck it up and go in. When your looking for a new job make sure you disclose your full availability before they even hire you even if you think it may hurt your chances at the job.