basically recent my babys dad has been on and off and is not having her very often. he normally had her when I was working but recently I’ve had to constanly call in sick. I’m on my last warning and my little girls dad has just said he won’t be having her again for 2 weeks. this is now going to leave me with a choice I rather leave or get sacked. I’m unsure what to do as I’ve got Bill’s to pay and a mouth to feed but as I do 12 hour shifts and no one else to help with childcare I have no choice .
I have a very similar situation.The mother(if you can call her one) has left me and our 3 kids.She says that she will help with baby sitting when I’m at work but I doubt this very much as she has a younger model😂 so she’ll be all loved up🤢🤢
Im going to approach my employer and see if I can work flexible hours to cover holidays and sick leave this will benefit them and me.
Are you signed up with universal credit?
I know a lot of people have had serious issues u/c but i can’t fault them.
Once a child is 3 on uc you have to ve working. Income support was 5.
So general advice is never ever resign as youd be sanctioned by uc for 13 weeks.
My advice: apply for flexible working via hr but ccing your interim manager.
Request parental leave – its unpaid but youruc payment will be higher and use thst time to find chikcare of some sort. Maybe nanny or babysitter from childcare.co.uk it requires 21 days notice but would guve you some breathing space.
Do not phone in sickbut state dependent issues. This cannot lead to disciplinary.
Ifyou have family elsewhere maybe find out if they would be willing to look afterbaby for a while or come down for two weeks.
You need to either change your shifts and find appropriate childcare tgat doesn’t involve your ex.