flaky interviewer is causing child care problems

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I tend to think it’s better not to mention child care in interview situations, even though it’s a perfectly legitimate reason for wanting less flaky scheduling, but he could say something like, “My schedule is pretty tight this month and I’m shuffling things around to make that time work, so could you shoot me an email no later than Tuesday if it starts looking like it might not work out?”

asking a client to cover child care costs, did I over-share about my new salary, and more

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Can I ask for child care costs to be covered as as contractor? I think of this as being something like a travel or hotel stipend for out-of-town board members, and it’s a cost that I’m incurring because I work for them. Typically contractors roll this kind of thing into their rates, or charge a travel fee (which doesn’t really apply here). It would be unusual for a contractor to say “I need you to cover my child care.”

can I ask my employer to pay my child care expenses when my schedule changes?

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A reader writes: I work in a satellite office — headquarters is about 2 hours by car, and in the past, I’ve rarely been asked to travel there, as all of my work can be done in the office where I’m located. However, I’ve just been asked if I could travel to the main office twice a month, as it would be “beneficial to the team.” Don’t ask your employer to pay your child care costs.

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my low-travel job wants me to travel more — but boarding my dogs would be expensive

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My position doesn’t require travel on a regular basis (though I expect any professional position to require travel occasionally – perhaps a few days a year – whether it’s attending conferences or visiting with clients). * My husband’s position is almost 100% travel and we have no family or friends nearby who can stay with our dogs while we’re out of town (or that our dogs could stay with). * I specifically looked for a job without regular travel for that reason.”).

my employee works from home too much

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It’s often at the last minute, although half the time, it could have been a planned thing (like child care coverage while husband is traveling for work). The other half of the time, it’s an unplanned thing (like car troubles or a sick child).

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How to Handle Salary on Application Forms

Career Realism

You may be asked salary information on an application form—or be faced with a “current salary” or “desired salary” field on an online application. Or you may be asked the same question by a legal recruiter.

13 Illegal and Legal Interview Questions:

Resume Bear

What kind of child care arrangements have you made? How will your spouse feel about the amount of time you will be traveling if you get this job? Age Inappropriate: How old are you? What year were you born? When did you graduate from high school?

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How to Successfully Beat the Back to School and Work Crunch

Resume Bear

Tips include: Review the “summer pre-work” your child may have. Count back from the first day of school and set a reasonable schedule for completion with your child to avoid a night-before scramble. It’s here – the dreaded back-to-school crunch!!

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13 Illegal and Legal Interview Questions:

Resume Bear

What kind of child care arrangements have you made? How will your spouse feel about the amount of time you will be traveling if you get this job? Age Inappropriate: How old are you? What year were you born? When did you graduate from high school?

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Are You Ready for September? Tips for Work/Life Integration This School Year

Water Cooler Wisdom

town travel or evening work activities, make sure you coordinate with. your partner or friends for child care coverage well in advance.  We all know it's coming - the dreaded back-to-school crunch - but every year we seem to be. caught off guard.  Plus, as we struggle to prep for a new school year, work projects on hold for the summer suddenly go into overdrive as fourth quarter/year-end is just around the corner. It’s a double whammy.

2013 43

how to answer when an interviewer asks “what do you do outside of work?”

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She says I should never mention in interviews that I have a child because, for example, one of the interviewers might be having trouble conceiving and to hear about my kid is painful and unnecessary. and I don’t have a lot to say to this because a lot of my time is spent doing things with my child. It’s not because your interviewer might be having trouble conceiving and so will reject you for mentioning your own child.

2018 57

2 employees don’t get along, coworkers won’t send me the work I’m supposed to handle, and more

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I have a very small child, under 5 months, and I do not have child care after 6 p.m., nor do I feel comfortable leaving my child overnight. I am not allowed to bring my child to the meeting, and I would have to pay the difference to have my own room overnight with my child. Again, no child care). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My company is requiring me to stay overnight for a strategy meeting, but I have a baby.

2016 41

rogue admin has published her own strict rule book for new hires, hiring a coworker to babysit, and more

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At least weekly a supervisor travels to this office to check on one of the other four staff located at this office. They travel 110 miles to our administrative offices for orientation and when they arrive at the satellite office to begin work, she is presenting them with this document. I am definitely traveling to discipline her for going beyond the limits of her authority and exercising power that has not been granted to her. I travel quarterly to visit my team.

2015 42

how long of a work gap is bad for your resume, my boss makes me do his grocery shopping, and more

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Fortunately, my new boss is flexible with start date, and I am hoping to take some time to recover and travel before I start my new position. The concern on a hiring manager’s side isn’t “oh no, this person took a couple of months to travel / relax / care for family!” ” They don’t care about that. My job has evolved into doing grocery shopping and child care for my boss. It’s five answers to five questions.

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should I call out this company that jerked me around during a long-distance interview?

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A little backstory – my wife and I are expecting child #2 in the next few months. We have decided to try to move closer to my family (about three hours away) so they can assist with child care while we work, which will greatly alleviate the expense of paying for child care. But instead, they posted the job anyway and caused me to come in and use two days of vacation when I need every hour of it to be with my wife when our child is born.

2015 40

helping a bored new coworker, manager got injured at the concert we went to together, and more

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In about a month, I’ll be traveling to the Pacific Islands for two weeks for a client. I’m super excited, as I love to travel. You may also like: an employee’s boyfriend privately asked me to give her time off … and then things got even weirder is it okay to bring your kid to work when your child care falls through? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Helping to guide a bored new coworker.

2017 50

6 Common Work at Home Challenges

Telecommuting Journal

Child Care Many parents, like me, choose to start a telecommuting career because they wanted to be able to care for their children and earn a living at the same time. So at some point, and on some level, you’ll need additional help to fulfill your child supervision duties.

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recruiter is trash-talking the company I just took a job with, overly rigid interview schedules, and more

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Following this, I have to travel to a different location to attend another 1.5 because these slots are already taken, and they can’t do later in the evening because the recruiting manager has child care commitments. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employer will only offer me one interview time — and I’m not available then. I have just been invited to a phone interview for a job I really want.

2017 41

interacting with coworkers’ kids, coworker is inappropriate in front of guests, and more

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Then again, I am the child of a mother who read the Wall St. The late nights, the travel, etc…just done. You may also like: is it okay to bring your kid to work when your child care falls through? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. What are the expectations for interacting with coworkers’ kids? I work in an office where coworkers will occasionally bring their kids in for various reasons (kid has an appointment, has school off, etc.).

2016 42

can I leave early when my work is done, how long after a reference check should you hear back, and more

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And if he’s traveling a lot, it’s not unreasonable to ask for your help in including info that will make it easier on him personally. I currently travel 33 miles one way, against traffic, and it takes me about 50 minutes. I will soon have to travel 58 miles one way, plus $2 tolls Monday-Thursday, and $4 on some Fridays (seasonal thing), with traffic, and it will take about 1-1/2 hours. I also have young children who I need to get from child care by 6 pm.

my manager uses my email when I’m away, bruises at work, and more

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That said, I don’t think she can really vouch for your *work* — babysitting and planning a shower don’t really allow for that (unless your field is child care or event planning), but she can certainly say, “I think my friend Jane might be good for this. I also check my email occasionally from home or travel. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

2013 40

employers calling you at home, the role of HR, and more

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I have worked for a well known travel agent as a manager for several years now. I have enough problems with child care as it is, and any time off I have is precious to me. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. What does this email about my job application mean? Recently, I applied for an executive assistant position that I know I qualify for.

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