A stay-at-home father looking for staff has become aware of how incredibly difficult it is to hold job interviews when you have children at home.
Mike Julianelle, the 42-year-old behind the Dad and Buried website and social media accounts, came along Facebook last week to share a photo of his three-year-old son who was fast asleep on the subway, explaining that he had to travel to Manhattan with his toddler in the blazing heat to drop him off at his office woman for an interview.
& # 39; I had a job interview today. And I had to take my toddler with me, & # 39; wrote the Brooklyn-based father. & # 39; Just kidding. Mostly. I didn't have to take him to the actual interview, but I had to take him to Manhattan to drop him off at my wife's office because childcare is expensive and I don't work. (Hence the interview.) & # 39;
Tucked away: Mike Julianelle, the maker of the daddy and buried, went to Facebook last week to share a photo of his toddler who was fast asleep on the New York subway
Stress: The Brooklyn-based father of two explained that he had to take his three-year-old son to Manhattan so that he could drop him off at his wife's office for a job interview
Mike acknowledged that many working parents were put into even more difficult situations and are often convicted of it.
& # 39; Occasionally, a story appears in the news about a mother who left her child in the park while running for a job interview, or a father who slept on a McDonald couch during his service. They are usually defamed, & he said. & # 39; At least until the full story comes out and people realize they just did what they could to improve the fate of their family. & # 39;
The father admitted that he probably judged & # 39; himself & # 39; before he was confronted with similar situations as a parent.
& # 39; Childcare is expensive. Babysitters, childcare, kindergarten, camp; it can break your back, & he said. & # 39; Especially if your income is scarce. Especially if you have no family around to help. & # 39;
Partners: Mike and his wife, Heather Millen, are staying at home for their two sons
Mike knows he's lucky that his wife, Heather Millen, works and the jobs he applies for have benefits and pay relatively well, but that didn't make the day any easier.
& # 39; I did what I had to do, which meant that I dragged my exhausted toddler into the subway, let him sleep on me and then wore him for 8 blocks, all while wearing a full suit on the hottest day in history, & # 39; he explained. & # 39; By the time we reached my wife's office, I was literally dripping with sweat.
& # 39; It was not easy. It sounds strange, but it was actually very difficult for him to fall asleep on the train! & # 39; he added. & # 39; But I was lucky that my wife was in the area and could take him for a few hours while she ended her day so that I could hold my interview.
& # 39; At least I didn't have to drag him with me. Not everyone has that luxury. Not between a rock and a hard place. & # 39;
Keep it real: Mike emphasized that & # 39; childcare is expensive & # 39; and he considers himself lucky that he could take his son to his wife's office for a few hours
Difficult: the father admitted that he was dripping sweat in his suit by the time he arrived at his wife's office and said: & # 39; I did what I needed to do & # 39;
Mike ended his message by reminding his followers that many parents like him are just trying to do their best.
& # 39; Everyone has challenges. I don't know a single person who doesn't struggle with anything – multiple things – financially or otherwise, he wrote.
& # 39; We all take shortcuts to make ends meet and do what we can to survive as people and as parents. Some shortcuts are more difficult – and more desperate – than others. But let's give each other some leeway! And tell me if you have cheap childcare. & # 39;
The father of two, who also has an eight-year-old son, struck a chord with his gripping function about the high costs of childcare.
& # 39; The costs of childcare are the whole reason why I am a mother staying at home. I loved my job. I loved my identity. I loved my career. But it didn't pay me enough to pay for childcare and gas money, & a woman commented.
Advocating for Empathy: In his position, Mike reminded his followers that many parents like him are just trying to do their best
& # 39; This was heartbreakingly beautiful and something that spoke well to me. I will tell you the same as what I say to myself. Just keep pushing. Someday you'll look back and this fight seems so far away, & someone else wrote.
Mike told me Good morning America last month that he and his wife are both parents staying at home.
Although he is at home with the children, he also works as a freelance writer and manages his accounts for blogs, podcasts and social media.
Last month he described how he lost & # 39; & # 39; after staying home for just 1.5 days in the summer.
& # 39; I don't want to be a parent staying at home & # 39 ;, he wrote. & # 39; I don't want to find ways to fill my children's days all summer. I don't want to plan, I don't want to pack things, I don't want to place them, I don't want to go. I have no temperament, I have no patience, I have no interest. I have no choice either. & # 39;
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