Government please support Single parents when their kids get sick
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When a single parent works they rely on daycare, this exposes young children to more bugs and they get sick more often. With only 5days sick leave a year this runs out very quick, then count out having a holiday as you use up all your annual leave to supplement lost working days. When a single parent can't work that equals no pay, a beneficiary gets paid everyday no matter what! Help support single parents with more paid sick days NO MATTER THEIR INCOME, I'm sick of being penalized for working so very hard, doing post grad studies while working full time as a single mum to get ahead and then see others that don't work get all the help; cheap dentistry, accommodation supplements, daycare subsidies, now help with their power bill!!! I lost my daycare subsidy because I was one cent over the threshold, and response was to get a pay cut so I'd be eligible?! Is this not all wrong, shouldn't we be helping those that contribute, god knows I pay enough in tax each week. My days are 17hrs long without a break, 50hrs out of the home minimum & still I struggle to make the ends meet. When my child is sick I don't have someone close by, she wants her mum anyhow, & I still have to pay daycare if she's absent. Help fund a single working mum Jacinda. I didn't get 22wks home with my bub, in order to survive I had to return to work when she was 13wks old, broke my heart. Single parents that work are doing it real tough, perhaps we should all line up for the DPB?
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