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Old Jun 12th, 2009, 03:01 AM   31
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i still havent started my job and livin on one wage is gettin so hard and this is the first month.

im hopin my mum will actually look after zane during the week wen i go back if not nursery fees are guna be higher then my wage haha



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 15:12 PM   32
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I'll defo be going back i work for the ambulance service and i love my job! PLus it will be an extra bit of cash and some time to speak adult talk and not goo goo ga gas lol!!
I will mis little munchkin tho, but going back in January!!! xx



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 15:18 PM   33
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hi *waves*

i just got a part time job today nothing much just a 1 or 2 shifts a week at my local pub bit nervous havent worked in a bar for about 3 years

will only be 30-60 per week but its more for me to get out hv thinks it will help my pnd

mil only works part time so she is going to have luisa in between me going to work at say 4 till oh gets home at half 5



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2009, 01:58 AM   34
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Hi
I hope it helps you FierceAngel.When do you start? xx



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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 04:38 AM   35
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Hi Ladies,

I've been back at work 3 weeks now, I work 3 days. I'm lucky that I'm really happy in my job but the main factor for returning to work is money! My main worry was sorting out childcare because to pay for childcare for the 3 days would have eaten into most of my wages and wouldn't have made sense to go back! It's sorted though and I'm happy with it now. It is difficult though, I do miss my daughter and she has become clingy, however it might be that she'd be clingy at this age anyway so I'm trying not to beat myself up about it.

All the best to you Mummys who are really dreading going back, especially if you're returning to a job you really don't like or have to go back full time, I feel for you



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2009, 02:43 AM   36
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zane only goes nursery 1 day a week as its so expensive and if he went in fulltime it wud be more then my wage lol he loves going nursery he hates it when i pick him up from there.
Hopefully wen i do start my job my mum will keep her promise and have zane the days i work so that will save money, im lookin forward to going back to work just to get out of these four walls its driving me nuts haha



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2009, 02:19 AM   37
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Hi ladies, just wondering how you are all getting on?
I now have a back to work date of 5th October, 2 days a week. Still dreading it but have been getting some additional support from my h/v and am trying to be a bit more positive about it (which isn't easy!)

How's everyone else? xx



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Old Jul 30th, 2009, 03:28 AM   38
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Hi All,
This is a great group. I don't officially have to go back til May 2010 and I'm hoping the money will last that long! lol
I'm trying not to think about it but I definitely don't have too much choice as I am the main wage earner so it looks like my OH might be the lucky one who gets to stay home with our LO
Mind you, it's very early days for us so maybe I'll be glad to get back into the workplace b the time it comes around..or not



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 12:41 PM   39
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hi ladies i forgot about this thread sorry!!

hope you are all well!?

well the pub thing didnt last at the time luisa was quite small and oh wasnt coping well settling her at night.. they kept giving me evening shifts

so ive been a sahm for another 2 months..

but

i have an interview for a part time xmas job at sainsburys on thursday..

and then i got called for interview for a job at my local council! its full time but its doing a job i really love (working in housing) the money is brill too.. that one is the week after...

i said i wouldnt go back fulltime unless i goit a job i really wanted and here it is!

im hoping i get it.. i have the experience and am naea qualified in property management so fingers crossed!


i do have one question for those who have had to use childcare and claim costs back thru tax credits...

how did you do it?! ive found a nursery but waitning list for fulltime is 3 weeks which would be fine.. but they reccomend you settle them 2-3 days a week first which i think will help me more than luisa lol



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 15:26 PM   40
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Hi FierceAngel, sorry to read that the pub job didn't last but great news about the job interviews that you've got lined up! I really hope you get the job at the housing, sounds like you've got the skills and qualifications needed, you come across as keen to get the job on this forum so hopefully if the interviewers pick up on that during the interview, it'll go in your favour! Keep us posted.

I was claiming child tax credits, but they made a mistake resulting in a miscalculation so we don't actually qualify for any tax credits at the moment. So the childcare that we pay (which is just for 1 day a week with a registered childminder) is 30.00 which we can't claim back. We are lucky that Sophia's gradparents look after her 1 day a week and the other 2 days my cousin takes care of her and we pay her 30.00 for the two days. So we are lucky in that the 4 days we need childcare it costs us a total of 60.00. However there have been times when my cousin or in law's couldn't take care of Sophia so we had to pay the childminder, so we were then forking out 90 a week.

To be honest if I was paying for full time childcare, I wouldn't bother working because pretty much all of my earnings would go on childcare.

How are other working Mums coping?

I now work 4 days a week, originally worked 3, wanted to reduce it to just 2 but something cropped up at work meaning I now do 4. Fortunately I love my job but I do find it hard going some weeks, I don't usually get to sit and relax until 9-10pm and by then I'm ready for bed anyway so I pretty much feel like I'm on the go constantly.

Hoping you're all doing well and wishing you all the best with your job interviews FierceAngel!



 
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