If your child is sick will you go absent from work??

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
January 16, 2009 4:48am CST
It is hard to be a parent and a working one too. When the kids get sick, you as a parent doesn't know what to do. Your work is waiting for you but you cannot just leave your sick child. What do you do if your child is sick and still you have to go to work?
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@kezabelle (2985)
16 Jan 09
I dont work at the moment so when my girls are sick its not a problem however if I did work and they were very sick and unable to go to childcare if family couldnt have them I would stay home I much prefer to be the one caring for my children when they are sick and if any boss didnt like that well to be frank it would be tough my children will come first always especially if they are ill after all it is usually only for a day or two.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
You are luckier than us who are working. Yes, our children should be our priority whatever happens. It's best if we take care of our children if they are sick.
@winieann (234)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
If my child is sick i would go to the Human Recourse Manager and ask for a leave for it is very important for a parent to be with his child when he/she is sick.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
You are right. Parents must be with their children when they get sick. Our presence is very important when the children are sick. They would recover faster with us at their side.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I don't have kids, but when I was sick my mom left me with a babysitter. As long as said babysitter has a phone number to reach mom or dad, I think that's a fine option, not ideal but fine.
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jan 09
There are alot of options. If my children were young I would stay home. If they were older and not that sick they could stay home by themselves and I would call throughout the day. Some jobs I had the option to take a vacation day if they weren't real busy. Just depended on the situation and age of the child.