(Closed) quit after one day at a new job? would you?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@elliestan: I agree.

OP – I’ve babysat 3 year olds on many, many occasions so I don’t really understand that inability to privately pump.  You do seem to be projecting your unassociated choices regarding BFing and CDing onto this job.  You are also getting absolutely taken advantage of at $5 an hour.  That isn’t even minimum wage so I doubt it is even really legal for her to pay you so little.

Honestly – I think you should negotiate an honest wage and see if the kids can be brought to your house instead of you travelling (although I wouldn’t quit if the location can’t be changed).

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@elliestan: +1

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

If you have to stop bf and cd and only make $5/ hour sounds like you would make hardly anything with increaed costs of formula and disposables.  quit and dont feel guilty, that mom offering 5/hour shouldnt expect many people to tolerate that kind of pay.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would quit. The reason is because this situation sounds terriblley stressful to you, and 3 children need a sound mind to watch them. Not to mention the pay isn’t fair for the gas, time, and swap for cd and pumping. Also, I understand how hard it can be to watch a little one and a toddler, not to mention 2 little ones and a toddler, and to me that is worth much more than 5 bucks an hour. The lady found you on a dime, so it isn’t as if she was prepared either way, and you are leaving her high and dry, what would she have done anyways?

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would also quit. It sounds stressful & driving in the winter time with a newborn can be really risky. Plus, you sound like you hate it.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What has changed since you accepted the job?  It seems to me that you knew about the feeding & cloth diapering issues beforehand, and should have thought about the gas.  Because of that I would give notice today and tell her you will finish out the week for the sake of the kids. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I wouldn’t work any job for $5 an hour.

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper

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@mwitter80: Um… no. Federal minimum wage is $7.25. Even high schoolers who babysit make more than $5/hr.

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I would quit. If you don’t need the money, it’s not worth the stress for you. Your LO is only a baby once, take advantage and enjoy her!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

OMG $5 an hour for two children plus your own??!! Um…wtf? That’s just wrong.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would def quit as well.

your being WAY underpaid!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hope you decided to quit. It sounds like a nightmare, and for $5/hr that is ridiculous and not worth it. 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would tell her it wasnt working out. Better now then later down the road

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@dj:$5 and hour? NO!  But, yes, I’d finish out the week (or 2)

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