I JUST STARTED 3X11 SHIFT I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD! I GET OFF AT 11PM AN SHE IS SLEEP AT 7AM I TAKE HER TO DAYCARE SHE GETS OUT AT 6PM BY THAT TIME IM AT WORK! I JUST GOT THE PROMOTION BUT I MISS MY BABY! WHAT CAN I DO!

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Sharon - posted on 05/19/2009

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If you get home at 11:00 pm why does she go to daycare? maybe you could cut out a couple days of daycare or only send her in the afternoons so that you have the morning together. I know your spouse is probably not home on time for you to get to work but if you could find a daycare for just the afternoons it will give you some time during the day to be with her, my daughter is also in daycare but I also work days so I at least have the evening and my daughter does not go to bed early (I wish she would). good luck trying to find a happy medium. I know it must be heartbreaking for you.

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Margaret - posted on 05/20/2009

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gal, i hear u , i wrk the same schedule. i have two boys 7 and 10. i pick them from the baby sitter at 11.30 pm. In the morning its getting ready for school,checking home etc. what i do i make the most of the weekend.Saturday we do the social stuff mostly with them and then i make sure nothing is scheduled for sunday but just church. we bond like crazy on sunday. Am looking forward to summer , then we have the mornings to catch up on. Gal don't lose heart,just use every minute to get to know ur daughter.

Cheryl - posted on 05/19/2009

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Oh OUCH...the only positive to that is that you know she's being taken care of by someone who loves her almost as much as you do.



How easy/difficult is it to do a shift change maybe once a week, or eventually change that 3x11 shift?

OLA - posted on 05/19/2009

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THANKS!! NO I WORK IN A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION!!! ANIM SO FAR I HAVE TO RELY ON MY MOM TO PICK HER UP FROM DAY CARE AN KEEP HER TIL I GET OFF! SHE STARTED CALLING MY MOM HER MOM AND ME BY MY FIRST NAME!!! IM CRUSHED!!!

Cheryl - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hi Ola,



I really feel for you, that must be so heart breaking. Is work close enough to the daycare that you could perhaps see her on lunches?



How long will the 3 x 11 shift have to happen before you can request a better shift?



I hope it works out Ola, I know it can't be easy missing your little girl



Cheryl

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