I don't know about this

United States
December 28, 2007 7:44pm CST
I went for a job interview today at a day care center where I would also be bringing my son if I work there. I wasn't crazy about the place. There was nothing wrong with it, really, I just didn't feel good being there. I don't know if it is something about that place or if I am just upset about the fact that I am going back to work and putting my son in daycare. I really don't want to, but I have to. I guess I should try some other places, too. Maybe that will help me determine if it is me or the place that was making me uncomfortable. I don't know how I am going to do this. I'm just so sad about it. Thanks for listening.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Moms have "mother's intuition" for a reason. Go with it. I know you need to bring in an income but if something isn't feeling right it probably isn't right, either with that particular place or with working outside the home in general.
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• United States
29 Dec 07
Well, I definitely don't feel good about this for some reason, so I can't just ignore it. I think I will try a couple of other places, and if the feeling follows me, I guess I'll have to think of other options, like working from home. Thanks.
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
Sometimes when we feel something is not completely right we are ... well, right :) Even if it's just wrong for us. ON the other hand you are identifying other factors that might have some weight on how you're feeling so I think you got the right answer. You should try some other places and see what your feelings are. If all of them give you the same feeling then you know that it's you and that you probably are not completely ready for this step yet. If not, then you were right in the first place and that one was not the one for you or your son.
• United States
31 Dec 07
I've thought about it some more and I really think I am just not ready to have my son go to daycare. I am looking for something I can do from home or while my husband is home in the evenings. Thanks.
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
Yes, it makes sense. I wish you luck , hopefully you will find something that you will be able to do from home:)
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@nicolecab (923)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I know what you are going through I am about to face the fact that I am going to have to go back to work and soon. I would try another place, but I usually trust my gut and if it is telling me that it is not right then it usually insnt right for me. Good luck and I hope you find a place that you are comfortable with.
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• United States
31 Dec 07
I have to go with my gut. There is no way I can bring my son to a center that I don't feel good about. Thanks.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
31 Dec 07
I think you should check out other places. If you don't feel right about a place, then you wouldn't enjoy working there or putting your son there. I plan to work in June 2008 and it's the same case as yours..so that I can put my son in the toddler group. I already checked out the place and I am quite happy with it. Butif I felt there was something wrong, I wouldn't join and neither would I have put my son there. Don't be sad...just look around for other options. All the best!
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• United States
31 Dec 07
You are lucky to have found a place that you feel good about. I have been in some great centers, but not ones near where I live now. Thanks.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
2 Jan 08
Even if it's not too near, but if you get to be with your child at the same place, I think it's worth it. If it's workable, maybe you should give it a shot.
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• United States
31 Dec 07
I agree with what foxyfire said. Go with your intuition. Ask around about daycares. Talk to friends and family that have used daycares. They are probably the best place to start. And the way your feeling could be partly because you dont want to go back to work. Believe me, i know the feeling.
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• United States
31 Dec 07
Friends and family are a great help for that. Unfortunately none are local to the area where I am looking. I do know a couple of teachers in some local centers, though. Maybe they can help. Thanks.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Been there, done that. At least you get to work at the same place. It is even harder when you have to leave and go elsewhere! Count your blessings! Give it a shot!
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• United States
31 Dec 07
Well, I'm going to try to find a work at home job. If that doesn't work out, good that I will be able to bring him to work with me.
• Philippines
29 Dec 07
Go with what you feel! If it seems like you really don't like bringing your son there, find a new place where you feel he'll be more comfortable and your mind at peace. Its important that you feel relieved and at peace leaving your son somewhere. In this way, you'll be more focused at the tasked your trying to accomplish.
• United States
31 Dec 07
You are right, worrying about my son will make it difficult to do my job. Thanks.
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
29 Dec 07
Trust you intincts. If something doesn't feel right don't do it. You might be working in the same place as your son but you probably won't be around him the whole time. It's hard when they first start daycare. I still miss my son heaps when he goes but it's good for him being around the other kids.
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• United States
31 Dec 07
I know I will miss him no matter what, even if I'm in the same building. But not feeling good about the place will only make it worse. Thanks.
• United States
29 Dec 07
Hi Sillychick, I can understand how you feel about going to back to work. Sounds like the idea of going to back to work could be the problem. If your not looking forward of going to work, then I would say that could be it. Have you thought about maybe starting your own work from home business such as maybe a online shopping mall, hometown community website. Online shopping is big business with thouands of companies that will pay you a one time commission for any sales made on your website. Example. Dish TV is free to join, for every person that orders a Dish TV through you, once installed, you're paid a one time $125.00 Another company Dental plans. Pays a one time $40.00 commissions on every dental plan purchased from your site. Something to think about, the information is on my profile if you want to start your own affliate network business all for only $10.00 a month and have multiple income streams. If daycare is not your first choice for employment, apply to companies that interest you. Good luck on the job search.
• United States
29 Dec 07
The reason I am looking for work in daycare is because that is what I used to do before I had my son, plus I could have him at work with me and check on him during the day. I am definitely not looking forward to going to work and having someone else take care of him during the day. I am definitely open to the idea of working from home. I will check your profile. Thanks.
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