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Mixed Questions :)

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Caughtinbetween, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Caughtinbetween

    Caughtinbetween Gold IL'ite

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    First let me tell you the back ground ..
    1 ) we will be moving to the west coast in next three months or so once covid settles down because my husband accepted a better job offer over there.
    2) i got laid off because of this virus situation month and a half back and right now working on a temporary project with lesser pay . And searching for a better offer side by side and also looking at opportunities in the west coast to have something handy for me when we move.
    3) my h1 got picked up by more than one consultancies . since i am right now working on h4ead and i always wanted to have my own h1 i am planning to file for it through which ever consultancy finds me a project. yes i will still have h4 ead as a backup as needed .
    4)due to covid day cares are closed , this makes it very difficult for me to work on some courses which would help me with my job search and all and with current recession and unemployment situation its getting very frustrating . i am looking at ideas for child care once its over so that i can find some time for myself .
    5) i used to get little upset at husband to help better with the chores but both of us are working on new projects , and studying for different exams at the side so since few weeks i just left nagging him and do what i can and leave what i cant.

    My major stress factors right now are :
    --> managing baby day care - how is everyone planning to resume it once the restrictions ease out and day cares restart . would it be same like before or you would be shifting to at home nanny or what changes will you be doing to be safe.
    --> my another worry is that i have to find a job for myself when we move . i am not worrying about salary but i am right now more willing to gain experience during next 3-4 years atleast even if salary is not that great.
    --> in the worst case scenario i will be willing to find just about any job to have regular source of income if somehow i struggle finding a role i am looking for. Just get anxious reading about so many layoffs in groups i am a part off and also from my old colleagues .

    i think its a vent to myself . thank you for reading :)
     
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    NOW Bronze IL'ite

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    Iam also looking for suggestions if others are planning to send their daycare going kids back once the lock down is over in their respective states. We both are working from home and managing distance learning for my 1st grader fine. However it’s too overwhelming managing a 2 year old doing everything from home. I am also wanting to focus on learning new courses but unable to due to lack of time and motivation with already so much packed into the day!!
     
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  3. KashmirFlower

    KashmirFlower IL Hall of Fame

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    I want to share my perspective on day care, it may not open soon, not going to hAppen before 2-3 months , after that, even the governor approves, for small kids social distancing and using mask not possible, so you may not be able to send like before.
    Risk is involved definitely when we send kids to daycare, schools closed for a reason.

    I am also facing lot of difficulty without kid school and after school and online learning which needs my complete involvement, and full day goes for office work, but I am weighing more keeping him home and somehow manage till I don’t know how many months, at least till next academic year starting.

    So suggest that please do your studies and other stuff, but wait on really getting full busy that you need to send kid outside, or see if you can get any work from home jobs
     
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    muggs Finest Post Winner

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    You can try working as a freelancer for some time as it gives a flexible schedule to work and if you are into some technology that has vast scope in the market, you can even get a very good hourly rate based on your experience.
     
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    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    I’m sending my baby back to daycare as soon as I have to return to work. It’s a small in-home with 6-8 kids and the provider is careful about hygiene. She is now open for essential workers but said we could rejoin once my work starts back up.
     
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  6. Caughtinbetween

    Caughtinbetween Gold IL'ite

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    Thank you everyone :)
    So far keeping in mind the current situation the employers i contact are ready for work from home for next two months at least.Based on how it will be , they ultimately expect me to come to office all 5 days once this is over. My current day care is a chain org . They will be open as soon as the restrictions are lifted for them . Before they closed they had close to 6 kids in her room with two teachers. I assume it would be same or little less when it reopens. Right now I am in need of actual work experience and not sure if free lancing will work , so have not looked into it a lot. Some times i feel it could be risky sending her as we are seeing a lot of cases in nj already and but then its getting highly impossible to work with her being around. Not sure if risk is somewhat same even if i find a nanny at home .
     

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