How safe are childcare websites and apps and how can you trust the childcare providers registered to the site?
Childcare websites are great for finding nannies! However, people can post anything they want online about their experience with children. Do your due diligence before hiring!When all is said and done, you, not the agency or website, are responsible for whom you’ll allow in your home to watch your child.Here are all the things you should do after reviewing online profiles you like:Interview in person before hiring. Don’t hire anyone that you cannot interview in person. Don’t skype and don’t interview in a coffee shop—interview at your home. Your candidate is going to be working and perhaps living there. You will get better sense of the matter when you interview in person in your home. Ask many questions to get an idea of their personal past, their work experience, and why did they chose to work as a nanny.Friend them on their social media accounts and review what they post online. If you don’t like what you see online, you won’t like what you get in person. A red flag is too many SELFIES—think long and hard as to why someone spends a lot of time posting selfies—they are lonely, depressed, selfish, and bored, qualities you don’t want in a caregiver.Demand references of the families your candidates have claimed to have worked for. This is crucial because clean background checks mean little to nothing if it’s not backed up by references. You don’t want to hire someone that hasn’t been caught yet. You also need to know what you’ll be expecting in service before paying for it. References are most telling of future performance from a nanny. Ask the candidate how they came to meet the families they worked for and how much they earned. Ask the reference the same thing because fake references get stumped on that. Don’t rely on reference letters because anyone can write one. You need phone numbers. If a candidate said she lost the family’s phone number, that is complete BS. Great nannies always keep in touch with their previous families and have their number handy.Even if the interview and reference checking still went well, you’re not done vetting yet! Things can still change over time. Tell the new hire she’s on trials/probation period—if you don’t like what you see or if you are not happy with the service, you will let her go. Let your neighbors know you’ve hired someone new and ask them to keep an eye out. Drop by unannounced to check on things. Your nanny should know someone is always watching some way, some howIf you don’t feel comfortable around her then it is your duty as a parent to get rid of her and protect your child(ren) from that person.Your nanny is responsible for earning and maintaining your trust in her.
Do military members have to pay any fee for leave or fiancee forms?
NOOOOOOO. You are talking to a military romance scammer. I received an email from the US Army that directly answers your question that is pasted below please keep reading.I believe you are the victim of a military Romance Scam whereas the person you are talking to is a foreign national posing as an American Soldier claiming to be stationed overseas on a peacekeeping mission. That's the key to the scam they always claim to be on a peacekeeping mission.Part of their scam is saying that they have no access to their money that their mission is highly dangerous.If your boyfriend girlfriend/future husband/wife is asking you to do the following or has exhibited this behavior, it is a most likely a scam:Moves to private messaging site immediately after meeting you on Facebook or SnapChat or Instagram or some dating or social media site. Often times they delete the site you met them on right after they asked you to move to a more private messaging siteProfesses love to you very quickly & seems to quote poems and song lyrics along with using their own sort of broken language, as they profess their love and devotion quickly. They also showed concern for your health and love for your family.Promises marriage as soon as he/she gets to state for leave that they asked you to pay for.They Requests money (wire transfers) and Amazon, iTune ,Verizon, etc gift cards, for medicine, religious practices, and leaves to come home, internet access, complete job assignments, help sick friend, get him out of trouble, or anything that sounds fishy.The military does provide all the soldier needs including food medical Care and transportation for leave. Trust me, I lived it, you are probably being scammed. I am just trying to show you examples that you are most likely being connned.Below is an email response I received after I sent an inquiry to the US government when I discovered I was scammed. I received this wonderful response back with lots of useful links on how to find and report your scammer. And how to learn more about Romance Scams.Right now you can also copy the picture he gave you and do a google image search and you will hopefully see the pictures of the real person he is impersonating. this doesn't always work and take some digging. if you find the real person you can direct message them and alert them that their image is being used for scamming.Good Luck to you and I'm sorry this may be happening to you. please continue reading the government response I received below it's very informative. You have contacted an email that is monitored by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Unfortunately, this is a common concern. We assure you there is never any reason to send money to anyone claiming to be a Soldier online. If you have only spoken with this person online, it is likely they are not a U.S. Soldier at all. If this is a suspected imposter social media profile, we urge you to report it to that platform as soon as possible. Please continue reading for more resources and answers to other frequently asked questions: How to report an imposter Facebook profile: Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Answers to frequently asked questions: - Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave. - Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave. - Soldiers do not need permission to get married. - Soldiers emails are in this format: firstname.lastname@example.org Caution-mailto: email@example.com anything ending in .us or .com is not an official email account. - Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide – family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses. - Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles. - Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind. - Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house themselves or their troops. - Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and need your help to get that money out of the country. Anyone who tells you one of the above-listed conditions/circumstances is true is likely posing as a Soldier and trying to steal money from you. We would urge you to immediately cease all contact with this individual. For more information on avoiding online scams and to report this crime, please see the following sites and articles: This article may help clarify some of the tricks social media scammers try to use to take advantage of people: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ CID advises vigilance against 'romance scams,' scammers impersonating Soldiers Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center: Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx U.S. Army investigators warn public against romance scams: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... DOD warns troops, families to be cybercrime smart -Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Use caution with social networking Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Please see our frequently asked questions section under scams and legal issues. Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ or visit Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ . The challenge with most scams is determining if an individual is a legitimate member of the US Army. Based on the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot provide this information. If concerned about a scam you may contact the Better Business Bureau (if it involves a solicitation for money), or local law enforcement. If you're involved in a Facebook or dating site scam, you are free to contact us direct, (571) 305-4056. If you have a social security number, you can find information about Soldiers online at Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... . While this is a free search, it does not help you locate a retiree, but it can tell you if the Soldier is active duty or not. If more information is needed such as current duty station or location, you can contact the Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) by phone or mail and they will help you locate individuals on active duty only, not retirees. There is a fee of $3.50 for businesses to use this service. The check or money order must be made out to the U.S. Treasury. It is not refundable. The address is: Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) 8899 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301 Phone: 1-866-771-6357 In addition, it is not possible to remove social networking site profiles without legitimate proof of identity theft or a scam. If you suspect fraud on this site, take a screenshot of any advances for money or impersonations and report the account on the social networking platform immediately. Please submit all information you have on this incident to Caution-www.ic3.gov Caution-http://www.ic3.gov (FBI website, Internet Criminal Complaint Center), immediately stop contact with the scammer (you are potentially providing them more information which can be used to scam you), and learn how to protect yourself against these scams at Caution-http://www.ftc.gov Caution-http://www.ftc.gov (Federal Trade Commission's website)
Why don't schools teach children about taxes and bills and things that they will definitely need to know as adults to get by in life?
Departments of education and school districts always have to make decisions about what to include in their curriculum. There are a lot of life skills that people need that aren't taught in school. The question is should those skills be taught in schools?I teach high school, so I'll talk about that. The typical high school curriculum is supposed to give students a broad-based education that prepares them to be citizens in a democracy and to be able to think critically. For a democracy to work, we need educated, discerning citizens with the ability to make good decisions based on evidence and objective thought. In theory, people who are well informed about history, culture, science, mathematics, etc., and are capable of critical, unbiased thinking, will have the tools to participate in a democracy and make good decisions for themselves and for society at large. In addition to that, they should be learning how to be learners, how to do effective, basic research, and collaborate with other people. If that happens, figuring out how to do procedural tasks in real life should not provide much of a challenge. We can't possibly teach every necessary life skill people need, but we can help students become better at knowing how to acquire the skills they need. Should we teach them how to change a tire when they can easily consult a book or search the internet to find step by step instructions for that? Should we teach them how to balance a check book or teach them how to think mathematically and make sense of problems so that the simple task of balancing a check book (which requires simple arithmetic and the ability to enter numbers and words in columns and rows in obvious ways) is easy for them to figure out. If we teach them to be good at critical thinking and have some problem solving skills they will be able to apply those overarching skills to all sorts of every day tasks that shouldn't be difficult for someone with decent cognitive ability to figure out. It's analogous to asking why a culinary school didn't teach its students the steps and ingredients to a specific recipe. The school taught them about more general food preparation and food science skills so that they can figure out how to make a lot of specific recipes without much trouble. They're also able to create their own recipes.So, do we want citizens with very specific skill sets that they need to get through day to day life or do we want citizens with critical thinking, problem solving, and other overarching cognitive skills that will allow them to easily acquire ANY simple, procedural skill they may come to need at any point in their lives?
Why do companies ask for resumes and filled out work experience forms?
OQ: Why do some employers require you to provide a resume and fill out a job application?Currently, the resume is the one and only way for companies hiring staff to evaluate your experience doing the work that would be required of you at the job you’re applying for.You’re asking because you have no experience, aren’t you? Or you have a big ol’ gap where you were doing something else that you want to get away from? I know, I know…there should be a way for us to get a good job, too, but currently, there isn’t.The job application is for legal reasons, mainly to do a background check on applicants to make sure they aren’t wanted by the police or something. And to confirm in the office that they can read and write.
In America, how can I get out of poverty when I have 4 children and no family to help with childcare, I also have no degree?
Building on the answer from Ms. Cox:My wife did that very thing before we were married. She was a single mom and needed income so she started doing child care.AlternatelyFind businesses you can do from home, legitimate businesses and not Multi-level marketing offers that will suck your life.Find legitimate “on-line” opportunities for jobs such as remote support. You may need to buy a few relatively low cost things like a good headset with microphone (about $15 on Amazon) but you can work from home. In some cases you may need to have a quiet space away from the kids so this could be limited to night time when they are asleep.See what ways you might be able to “swap” childcare with friends and neighbors. They watch your kids a couple of days while you watch theirs a couple of days. This would give you the childcare support you need (at least on a couple of days) that could help you start the climb up the ladder.Know that it will take time. Know that it will take effort.Know that you may fall down a couple of times, because there are some ways the system does hurt you.But in some ways the system can help you. In many states there are assistance payments for parents in exactly your situation where the state will help pay for childcare expenses. There are often waiting lists for this, but it is worth the effort. You will still have to pay some out of pocket for the care, but there is aid available.Here is a link to the Oregon site:Child Care AssistanceHere is a link to the Illinois site:Payment Rates for Child Care CENTERSFrom these you should be able to find the information for your state.There are also job training programs available in many states. Check with your local version of The Department of Human Services (what it is called in Oregon) and see where they can point you for help. You can also check the employment department, there are tests that are now given (again, at least here in Oregon, but I believe they are more widespread) that will provide you with proof of a given skill level in certain groups of skills.Here is a link for the Oregon site:WorkSource OregonHere is a link for the Colorado siteSkills AssessmentUsing these you should be able to find the information for your state.There may also be churches or other civic organizations in your area that can provide assistance to you.Good luck on your journey, and don’t let Chowder-heads like Carl Hamlin get you down.There are many fine examples of children raised by single mothers. Folks such as Ben Carson and Ursula Burns. I do realize there are many failures too, so don’t think I’m trying to blow sunshine here. There is only one way to guarantee failure and that is to not try.
How can I add my business location on instagram"s suggested locations?
Making a custom location on Instagram is actually quite easy and gives you an advantage to other businesses because it allows you to drive traffic via location.First off, Facebook owns Instagram, therefore, any location listed on Facebook also appears on Instagram. So you are going to need to create a business location on Facebook.So let’s dive into how to create a business location on Instagram.Make sure that you have enabled location services through the Facebook App or in your phone settings. If you are using an iPhone, select “Settings” → “Account Settings” → “Location” → “While Using The App”You need to create a Facebook check-in status. You do this by making a status and type the name of what you want your location to be called. For example “Growth Hustlers HQ”. Scroll to the bottom of the options and select “Add Custom Location” then tap on it!Now that you’ve created a custom location you need to describe it. It will ask you to choose which category describes your location, which you will answer “Business”.After choosing a category Facebook will ask you to choose a location. You can either choose “I’m currently here” or you can search for a location that you want to create for your business.Finally, publish your status. Congratulations! You have just created a custom location to be used on Facebook and Instagram.Now you are able to tag your business or a custom location on Instagram.If you have any questions about Social Media Marketing for businesses feel free to check out GrowthHustlers.com where you can find tons of resources about growing your Instagram following.