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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 11:02 PM
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47. I was promoted to management at ATT and even then
the difference in my take home and my daycare for two was $60. That meant I was communting 90 minutes both ways and leaving my kids in mindnumbing holding pens for $60, every week. That also meant the kids were commuting with me and getting the leftovers of me when we all finally got home. Ridiculous, wasteful, stupid.

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  -Something I never really thought of, not having kids myself Lydia Leftcoast  Mar-31-08 11:09 PM   #0 
  - I don't quite understand  gateley   Mar-31-08 11:13 PM   #1 
  - When MEN are calling the shots and making the decisions...........  Double T   Mar-31-08 11:20 PM   #2 
  - oh, right.  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 11:47 AM   #8 
  - It depends on the woman.  knitter4democracy   May-10-08 08:29 PM   #41 
  - Personally, the better places to work...  Duke Newcombe   Mar-31-08 11:42 PM   #3 
  - I urge you to read "Nickel And Dimed". I urge you to fully read what  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 11:48 AM   #9 
  - You assume correctly...  Duke Newcombe   Apr-01-08 01:45 PM   #13 
     - If you're not sure where justice is in this, then there's not much to discuss.  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 01:55 PM   #14 
        - Thanks...I'll put it on the...  Duke Newcombe   Apr-01-08 02:11 PM   #15 
           - I'm sure my mileage varies greatly from yours.  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 02:14 PM   #16 
              - Um...okay...sure.  Duke Newcombe   Apr-01-08 02:21 PM   #17 
                 - thank you ever so kindly for your liberal sneeeer.  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 02:35 PM   #18 
  - What kind of jobs are you thinking of?  knitter4democracy   May-10-08 08:31 PM   #42 
  - This is not at all new, but it's gotten worse.  silverweb   Mar-31-08 11:44 PM   #4 
  - I am right there right now....  Journalgrrl   Apr-01-08 02:41 AM   #5 
  - You have my empathy & respect.  silverweb   Apr-01-08 11:32 AM   #6 
  - Wow. That's awful.  knitter4democracy   May-10-08 08:35 PM   #43 
  - Other countries do this. The US is in the dark ages.  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 11:51 AM   #10 
  - Oh, I don't follow any simplistic "Repubs bad, Dems good" ideology  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-01-08 12:27 PM   #11 
     - Actually I was replying to another post that did put the onus on the RW  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 12:36 PM   #12 
        - You're right.  silverweb   Apr-01-08 02:45 PM   #19 
           - WHERE do you see these issues prominently displayed and ACTIVELY pushed?  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 03:34 PM   #20 
              - Without going on an extensive search...  silverweb   Apr-01-08 05:30 PM   #21 
                 - sigh... it's not about a "search". It's about the people right near you, in your churches,  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 08:50 PM   #22 
                    - You were the one asking, not me.  silverweb   Apr-01-08 09:54 PM   #23 
  - There is 'free or very affordable child care' available. We have  usnret88   May-01-08 10:37 AM   #36 
     - Not unique, but not common.  knitter4democracy   May-10-08 08:43 PM   #46 
  - Read "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Better yet, have it as a book study  bobbolink   Apr-01-08 11:46 AM   #7 
  - I have been saying this for twenty-three years. If we can  midnight   Apr-12-08 04:57 PM   #24 
  - If we're going to provide funding for child care ....  TexasBushwhacker   Apr-12-08 06:25 PM   #25 
  - Thanks for the commercial from the Heritage Foundation.  bobbolink   Apr-13-08 04:53 PM   #26 
  - Are you suggesting those things are a bad idea?  TexasBushwhacker   Apr-14-08 11:22 AM   #28 
     - You have the RW talking points down very well, including the name calling.  bobbolink   Apr-14-08 04:21 PM   #29 
        - And you still haven't answered my question  TexasBushwhacker   Apr-14-08 05:17 PM   #30 
           - You're giving the same script.  bobbolink   Apr-15-08 12:29 PM   #31 
  - Half the country makes less than $30,000 a year  sandnsea   Apr-23-08 05:32 AM   #34 
  - Well allrighty then. Seems to me that if they already know going  usnret88   May-06-08 01:04 PM   #38 
  - It must be a Texas thing, bushwhacker  KSinTX   May-06-08 12:09 AM   #37 
     - Subsidizing poor choices?!  knitter4democracy   May-10-08 08:38 PM   #44 
  - That is so very true. NOW>.. what about the rest of us? Should I just hurl myself  bobbolink   Apr-13-08 04:55 PM   #27 
  - My SO and I made that decision in 1985  Mabel Dodge   Apr-22-08 10:19 AM   #32 
  - You never really thought about child care??  sandnsea   Apr-23-08 05:30 AM   #33 
  - Since I don't have kids, it's not on my mind a lot  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-24-08 12:22 AM   #35 
  - We do have what you described in your second paragraph. I  usnret88   May-06-08 01:15 PM   #39 
  - That's not available everywhere or for every shift.  knitter4democracy   May-10-08 08:42 PM   #45 
  - I quit to stay home with our kids--most of my salary would've gone to childcare.  knitter4democracy   May-10-08 08:28 PM   #40 
  - I was promoted to management at ATT and even then  sfexpat2000   May-12-08 11:02 PM   #47 

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