I am going to need some soon. It is highly unlikely I would be able to get enough babysitting work here since it was impossible before. I am also not expecting to receive my workers compensation claim until December at the earliest. My meager savings and tax return is dwindling and I don’t want to run out. I could completely cut back on all unnecessary expenses and possibly make it last but it will be tight.
My options for work seem to be babysitting, retail, and working a 40 hour a week desk job. Retail has crappy pay and wacky hours, making childcare not really an option. The desk job would be great if I could make it work in 30 hours a week but that isn’t an option. My friend’s husband is a trainer there and would probably be able to get me hired.
I have been checking the county jobs website regularly with no luck for the WIC job that should have been posted on there at least a month ago. I also called WIC and talked to someone as well as left messages. That is frustrating me because I really want to do that and get the peer counseling experience.
I’m not sure that Wallace is old enough for the free morning head start. Even if he is, it won’t be enough childcare for a regular part time job. I could use that time to sew things I can sell, but I can usually get a bit of that done with him around if I buckle down and do it. Full time childcare would cost too much for any job I can get and I really don’t think he is ready for that. I also want to raise my child and I fear that would make me feel like someone else is.
I feel like there is a creative solution out there that I’m not aware of. I could do a work from home computer based job if I had a legitimate one to go through. If anyone has an awesome idea, I’m open to suggestions. I know there is low income childcare assistance but in Chicago there was a 6 month wait list. It can also be cut off if you make too much money or if you don’t have all the paperwork in. I would then have to go with whatever facility has openings and accepts that kind of payment.