Parental leave for sick kids

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PloddingOn    pirate
27/10/2008 at 14:07

By the time we were 16, our parents were going away on holiday and leaving us at home alone to cycle to and from school.

My brother had a GA and an operation to sew his tendons back onto his shoulder and was back in school the next day.  At 16. 

Trogs    pirate
27/10/2008 at 14:23

Will he not be at school for much of the day anyway - or does H&S mean he's not allowed?

PloddingOn    pirate
27/10/2008 at 14:32

Who you talking to?

Edited: 27/10/2008 at 14:33
27/10/2008 at 14:39

Well its half term this week so it doesn't arise yet, but if he's not allowed into school then that's when the problems start...

 PO had you not been down  t'pit for a few years by the time you were 16 then?

Trogs    pirate
27/10/2008 at 14:40

Wotcha PO

Talking to Mr Puffy, refering to his son.

 <ooops cross post>

Edited: 27/10/2008 at 14:41
PloddingOn    pirate
27/10/2008 at 14:41

Heavens no.  H&S prevents a world of fun.

Different world really 

PloddingOn    pirate
27/10/2008 at 14:42
Wotcha Trogs 
27/10/2008 at 15:36

Not being funny ..................... but can't you just put some food in the fridge, leave him some pain killers and ask a neighbour to pop by?

Sorry, maybe it's worse than you've let on 

27/10/2008 at 15:43

Turf him off the school. It's only a busted leg. Surely that doesn't mean he is out of action for 6 weeks!

Either that or just keep him stocked up with a 6 pack of beer and a party size bag of McCoys crisps each day and he'll be right.
27/10/2008 at 15:53

No,  It's a straightforward fracture in his right tib but he got it playing football and was laid out in the rain for a good half hour and was obviously in shock.

He's a tough lad, plays in goal every week in a good competitive  league, and as I said before when the pain wears off and he's good on his crutches he'll be fine, but I don't want to leave him alone all day for the first week or so, and he will have to attend clinic and physio over the next 6 weeks so i will have to take him and need time off for that.

27/10/2008 at 16:04
give him access to the internet and he'll be fine on his own searching all the porn sites.............
27/10/2008 at 16:13

No he can't do that any more, not after last time..

27/10/2008 at 16:13

not just my house then

ImRio    pirate
27/10/2008 at 16:21
Mr Puffy 'reasonable' is only for a day or two to arrange alternative cover for your son.  There is no statutory entitlement to be paid for this leave.   You may be allowed the time to take him to appointments but again this will almost certainly be unpaid.
cougie    pirate
27/10/2008 at 16:28
Leave him in the car outside work. Then take up smoking - and use yuour fag breaks to check on him ? Sorted.
27/10/2008 at 16:35
Thanks for all the suggestions and advice, I expect he'll be a lot more chipper when I get in. 
27/10/2008 at 16:53
Can you arrange to do some work at home or are you strictly office/work based - so that you are there but still working. 
PloddingOn    pirate
27/10/2008 at 16:58

At the end of the day, if your son needs or wants you to be around, then I guess work should understand.  No matter what your "actual rights" are

Hope he's ok

27/10/2008 at 17:03

Likie you said earlier, maybe you could do a few late starts and early fineshes. Doing alternate with his Dad, so his time alone is not as long as it might have been?

Wish him well

27/10/2008 at 18:51

I am his dad.  Aren't I?

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