Looking for work while been a single parent.

@jen20619 (1302)
Ireland
December 20, 2006 7:48am CST
How hard is it to juggle the two of them.Well from my experience it is.Especialy if your returning to work after not working for some time.Theres always the question what have you been doing for the last two years and with the competition for the job, well most that value that you have been a stay at home mom for two years and you go to the bottom of there recruiting list.Then if you get lucky and after job hunting like me for a few months then comes the fun bit all the child minding fees you pay out while you work.But you have landed on your feet if you get a job in the school hours.Hard to find I know all to well.
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@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
20 Dec 06
I could imagine. I am also a single parent but have the support of my parents. I am so greatful that they help. Keep at it jen & stay positive. Things will work out or you. Good luck.
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@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
20 Dec 06
I meant things will work out FOR you. Not "or' you.
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@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
kids at the park - some of my tribe
I know exactly how you feel I too am a single mum just returning to the work force I hate the interviews. They always ask me well if the kids get sick what will you do. Well that is the hardest part. I have no parents to rely on as they have passed on to better place and the father is only having supervised access only. I find my self making up stories that a sister will pick them up (lie) but still don't get anywhere, will just have to keep trying
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@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
its all in the effort...the more effort you put in...the more u seem to get back...if u try and get a few hrs during school...thats the perfect time and place to start back up the ladder..gets u a bit of experience for when your ready for more hrs.
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@Metallion (2228)
• United States
21 Dec 06
How were you staying home for 2 years as a single parent? How did you support your child? Don't understand that one.
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@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
you just have to endure the pressure. being a parent is big responsibility
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@vincent72 (1634)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
i just ost my job as a databvase officer in police force , now i work from home , im an artist , so i sculpt for myself , have you ever wanted to work for urself , not like the get rich schemes u see, a legit business, have more time for the kids?
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
21 Dec 06
yes I have considered and still am.Dont know what type to do tho.
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
It is really hard to be a single parent. Technically, i am also a single mom because my husband is working overseas. It's hard to take care of my 3 kids and at the same time have a fulltime job which requires traveling time of 4 hours a day!!!Though having a nanny is very common here in the Philippines, i opted not to get one so i resigned from work. I still believe mother's TLC is the best! I have experienced being a full time mom when we stayed in Australia for more than 2 years, so for me being with the kids is more fulfilling than spending the whole day in the office and then go home in the evening tired and stressed out! However, i'm also hats off to those working moms who's trying to balance career and family.
@tambdy (1969)
22 Dec 06
There is many jobs that you can do while being a single mother, i am currently going for interview with a new job with SKY TV i hope i get it i turned them down a while ago so they might not want me but good luck.
@mansha (6301)
• India
21 Dec 06
Yes thats the big question looming before me too. I got married at a very young age soon after my Graduation. In India its up to the parents to decide when the girl gets married. After that we stayed in such small places that at some I got the job and at some I didn't due to my hubby's postings. I had two kids now in between I upgraded my professional skills by doing software programming from a reputed institute. But now I am over age the big question is will anyone want to hire me though I have topped my course but just because of age I doubt any IT company will like to Hire me as they want young freshers. I feel like I have missed the bus.
@moneylee (411)
• China
21 Dec 06
goood
@Marie35 (27)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
i am a single mom and i have been looking for work for quite a while. I can relate to what you have said. I have gone thru interviews which asks me the same questions and yes most of the time, they would not even bother to check your credentials. but, I'm hoping to land one come January. I have been praying for that. And it's all for my daughter. I just wish that whatever job i land in, it will help me reach my full potential and pay me right for my capability.
• India
21 Dec 06
GOOD