Mums worried about taking time off for sick kids

Four in ten working mums admit have sent their kids to school knowing they weren’t feeling one hundred per cent, according to a survey.

Four in ten working mums admit have sent their kids to school knowing they weren’t feeling one hundred per cent, according to a survey.

Over a quarter said they were worried they could lose their job if they take too much time off. Eighty per cent said that people don’t understand how hard it is to juggle things when your child falls ill.
 
Nearly three quarters of mums confess to trying to avoid taking time off at all costs, as they are fearful for their job security and backstabbing colleagues.
 
The study found that 13 per cent of mothers have been made to feel guilty by their boss when taking time off to care for their sick child and one in ten have even received a written warning.
 
According to the study conducted by Haliborange,  34 per cent said they wouldn’t get paid for the time they take off.
 
One in 5 mums said they feel guilty handing work over to colleagues when their child falls ill in work time.
 
Two thirds of mothers were forced to take time off to look after their sick child compared to just eight per cent of dads.
 
Nearly a quarter of mothers say they worry about their work load when they suddenly have to drop everything to collect an ill child from school.
 
And 19 per cent reckon their work mates moan they don’t pull their weight when they have to suddenly dash off.
 
Twenty-three per cent of mums said they would rather send their sick child to school and receive a phone call to collect them than automatically take the day off.
 
Despite this, 86 per cent of the females polled said that children need their mother around when they are ill more than any other person.





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