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03/04/2013 at 14:35
She's back living with us. Who knows how long it will be for this time. She's saying forever but H and I are just taking it one day at a time. He's over the moon she's back and safe. And that he can support her trhough her GCSEs over the coming months. But equally scared she's just going to run off again.
She's asked me to see if I can swap her college course to a local college campus rather than the one by her mums so she must be thinking long term. I just don't want it to all blow up in our faces again.
Aside - can anyone throw suggestions my way as to where she could look for weekend work? I've got a list of local golf clubs, a few pubs and a football club...
03/04/2013 at 14:39
sorry I didn't know that your SD has been away. Lots of my friends did silver service waiting on at the Masonic Hall when they were 15/16/.17 yrs old. I worked in a chemist on a Saturday.
03/04/2013 at 14:42
How old is she Belle, 16?
There are some shops in Bluewater that take weekend staff. My friends sister works in boys base sats n suns. I know office were looking for staff and a couple of other shops too
03/04/2013 at 14:44
Carole I have 2 SD's. One 16 and one 13. The 16 left us when she was 13 as her mother let her get away with lots of things a 13yo shouldn't. She's been back and forth a few times over the years. We have a Masonic lodge around the corner from our house Carole! Never thought of there.
Yep she's 16 Lauren. I'll get her to try every shop in Bluey then!
03/04/2013 at 15:03
Wow you must be bursting at the seams! Am really glad she is back with you though babe, you can offer her so much more xxxx
03/04/2013 at 15:06
we are mate, literally!
03/04/2013 at 15:42
What Munchkin says also :) xx
03/04/2013 at 15:51
Bloody hell Belle, you're running a hotel there! I really hope it is long term, I bet your H is really pleased she's home with you all. Are there many restaurants nearby that she could waitress at? Blue water would be worth a wander around to see what places are looking.
03/04/2013 at 16:05
I'm really glad she's back with you, hope she stays this time x
03/04/2013 at 16:18
Blimey! Glad she is back with you but crikey she choose her time! How si your sister getting on?
03/04/2013 at 16:19
Thanks all. It's manic at ours as you can imagine. I come to work for a rest!
QI sister is seeing a flat tomorrow but isn't having much luck finding a landlord who will accept housing benefit.
03/04/2013 at 16:20
i know you've worried about her so glad to hear she's safe with you.
at that age i worked in Boots.
03/04/2013 at 20:20
You've got your hands full! I worked in B&Q at weekends at her age. Shopping centres normally have a website with all vacancies on, worth keeping an eye on. Think carefully about where you let her work in terms of what she'll need from you and h, lifts etc. I know a few parents of teens whose weekends seem to revolve around teens shifts.
03/04/2013 at 20:39
Belle, get her to go in to the Learning Shop at Bluewater, situated at the back of Costa Coffee in Waterstones. Its kind of like Bluewaters job centre where all the shops in the centre have to advertise their posts. She can just submit her CV once to them and then they put her forward for any jobs she is interested in. Its really good and they are so helpful.
04/04/2013 at 00:09
Glad she is back with you. But wow you are busy, busy.
Hope she finds some work soon, sounds like there are a few options near to you. I have such fond memories of my weekend job working in a clothes shop. Made some fab mates as well some of whom I still keep in touch with.
04/04/2013 at 08:16
Glad she is back with you, it must be like the Waltons at the moment!!!
I hope she finds a job soon.
04/04/2013 at 08:59
Munchkin that is briliant, I'll take a look tonight when I'm there and send her over with her CV (which she has cleverly left saved on her desktop at school!)
04/04/2013 at 09:14
How about a saturday girl at a hair salon?
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