Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Facebook Effect: Dawn

Last Spring, the state required all of the staff that works in my department across the state to attend a mandatory meeting. One of the staff is a single mother with no family here. So in order for her to keep her job, she had to drive her children to Minnesota (where the nearest family member lives) the Friday before, drive back to Kearney attend the training for the first three days of the work week and then drive back to MN to pick up her children. In total her children lost 6 1/2 days of school and now she has to deal with the social workers who are investigating her as to how long she leaves her children unattended from when school is out to when she gets home from work (and she has one day a week that she has to work until 7:00 p.m.). Unfortunately for her she does not have the resources and is trying to be as compliant as possible.

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