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Sick Days, Working Parents and the Bad Economy

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  1. I hear you, Erika! This is very often our stress. Thanks for articulating it. T

  2. Thank you for writing about this.

    I am a single mom who is a teacher in a state where major lay-offs will occur at the end of the year. So what happens when my son is ill? They call me to come and get her or I have to call out of work the next day — if I am lucky, because right now the district is heavily discouraging the use of subs. The kicker? I have *plenty* of days to use, days I will actually lose and not be compensated for if I am laid off at the end of the year.

    It seems like a no-win situation.


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