by: Smallfry - 21-10-12 08:38
It would be interesting to know how people manage on such a low wage - do they have another job, a partner who supplements them, etc?
How do you pay your increasing bills on min wage?
And does taking home work (unpaid) interfere and enroach in your private life eg you get to spend less time with your own children?
RE: Low Wages - 21-10-12 10:35
Have you considered looking for another job Smallfry? One that does not involve working in a nursery? The wages in this sector are always going to be low.
RE: Low Wages - 21-10-12 11:22
I am so poor that I have to live in a shoe. I am so over-worked that i don't see my children at all- except to whip them all soundly before they go to bed.
I am thinking about getting another job There was a vacancy advertised in the big house next door, for a maid to hang out the washing. Mind you, I think the last one had an accident with a blackbird. Something to do with her nose- might give it a miss.
RE: Low Wages - 21-10-12 14:56
Smallfry are you a journalist? Well I am a business owner so I thought I would help you out by showing you what my Nursery cost to run last year, registered for 39 children however not full, turnover 180000 approx, outgoings 127000 approx (including 22000 rent and 75000 wages) leaves just around 50000 for three equal shareholders to split. No its not a lot, apparently from a previous post you need five Nurseries to make a profit and pay people fairly.
RE: Low Wages - 22-10-12 18:02
Magic, three replies and not to the questions, lol. English a second language?
I am just a well-travelled, degree educated parent who is wondering why women are putting up modern day slavery.
If Denmark and the Netherlands can pay better wages why can't the UK. Why do we just sit back and accept it?
RE: Low Wages - 22-10-12 19:14
by: Cham Chick
Small fry......not one person is in childcare for the money! It's hardly slavery doing the thing that you love......watching children grow and develop, making a difference to a child's life for the better, seeing a child walk, talk, learn to use toilet, write, read and knowing that you contributed to it.
its very difficult to pay staff more money when it's constantly in the news about how expensive child care is, yet nurseries are barely breaking even and then free places for 3&4 yr olds are introduced and soon for 2 yr olds also.
However, children still need good childcare and a safe and secure place to learn.....luckily there's more of us out there who care about children and less about money!!
RE: RE: Low Wages - 23-10-12 11:20
Yeah and escorts just love all the sex...lol. Get your head out of the sand and face reality and facts. x
RE: Low Wages - 22-10-12 21:21
I always thought i wouldnt mind about low wages, but as being bullied and looking at the sheer amount of paperwork, it is really not worth it. i have to live at home to survive, and god knows how people manage on this wage with families!!!
RE: Low Wages - 22-10-12 21:56
i am in early years BUT make good money. i started off in a nursery then went in to training now own my own training business and nursery and consultancy. Many chains are owned by the banks or finance companies, why? because they make money. How? becuase they pay peanuts. why? because we dont value parenting let alone childcare.
RE: RE: Low Wages - 23-10-12 11:25
Totally agree with you. Parents should go on a parenting course. Why have offspring and let strangers bring them up? Because it is hard work and they would rather have money and pay pittance for their precious babies to be well looked after.
Now the controlling powers that be are expecting folk with degrees, lots of red tape paperwork, unpaid work at home, etc, it's a total joke! And women are accepting all this, lol. You have to laugh. Messed up society.xxx
RE: Low Wages - 23-10-12 11:18
Everyone works for money - it is called a job. Otherwise you would volunteer. Apart from charities it is all about the money and profit.
Even parents leave their babies with strangers because "they have to work" - again it's all about money and things. Greed and gluttony. My parents had a huge family and my mother brought us up.
Women have to empower themselves and stop putting up with modern day slavery. Guess most of the females live at home or have hubby or tax credits sustaining them. We should say no to poor wages and stand up for our rights!
No men in the sector as they would not put up with the disrespect and low status.
RE: Low Wages - 23-10-12 12:25
To be paid more like in Denmark, society has to pay more taxes to contribute to childcare, then business owners have more capital to improve wages. At 42 with four children in high school I am not going to pay more taxes for the next generation to get cheaper childcare.
Parents work because two wages are taken into account for mortgages, a long time ago (yawn) only one wage was taken into account and therefore one person could stay at home with no financial pressure on the family.
RE: RE: Low Wages - 24-10-12 10:38
My children would rather spend time with me than strangers just to be left bricks and mortar, lol. But society says you have to have a mortgage and things.
It is women's choice to choose modern day slavery. Sorry but you cannot have it all, something has to give. Our children are priority to employment. That is why society is going down the drain as the sheep followers do not look after their own children or parents. Very sad times were folk are mixed up! xxx
RE: Low Wages - 23-10-12 18:49
I do my job because i enjoy it. The pay has always been poor and yes i do have a husband who has a job and i also have a part time job as a nanny and two kids at university. I worked when they were babies because i had too. But they haven't suffered being brought up by other people, infact they have a lovely positive outlook on life. If being on a low salary bothers you that much get a different job, but remember job satisfaction is in the long run much more important.
RE: Low Wages - 23-10-12 20:25
Amen to that...in spite of a trillion policies,rules coming out of our ears...no job gives you the saticfaction that a nursery practitioner gets most days....
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