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  • .khayriyyah.
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    Originally posted by Boss View Post

    The thing is, most nanny jobs require you to have a certification or some kind of documents as well as atleast a year of experience with kids. Everything has to start from somewhere but i can see why this would have fitnah too
    Try babysitting first and get experience from there. Sometimes when families are running out of time, they'll lower their expectations and hire people in your position. Just make sure you know how to look after the basic needs of children. If you don't, you can try spending time with a friend or family member's children to see how they do things.

    Also, I'm not sure where you were looking for nanny positions, but it's better not to look online. It's a struggle to uphold Islamic values when working for non-Muslims, and it's likely they won't understand you either. You can look for positions with Muslims on the bulletin boards of masajid. If possible, you can also post your information on there and let people know that you're looking for work in child care.

    The difficult part about this is that sometimes these people try to take advantage of you, so you have to be very clear from the beginning and have them write down the pay, what your duties are, etc., on paper and have them sign it. Sometimes they'll hire you to look after their kids, then once they get you in their home, they want you to take over their chores without raising your pay. Log everytime you work, so if they try to avoid paying you, you can threaten to take action.

    There are courses where you can get certified online. At least in the US, with the red cross organization, you can get adult and child/baby CPR/AED/first aid training certificates and there are childcare courses on there too. It took me a few hours to get the first certificate I mentioned and these things are very simple to learn.
    Last edited by .khayriyyah.; 14-06-19, 01:32 PM.

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  • .khayriyyah.
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    Originally posted by lunar View Post

    I fail to understand. If the candidate's veil hinders her progress in getting a job then this is considered unfortunate. Is there a necessity to wear a veil.
    This is the 21st century, let's move forward.
    What's unfortunate is that some people see the niqab as something that's backwards and extreme when this is apart of Islam. There is a lot of evidence behind this.

    And there's no need to "move forward". Allah revealed Islam for the rest of time. If He guides someone to the correct understanding of His deen, then they are among the most fortunate of people.

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  • Boss
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    Originally posted by .khayriyyah. View Post

    Sometimes men try to talk to you on a regular basis and unnecessarily stay atound you. This can happen when dropping off and picking up the kids. If a man wants to, he will find an excuse to be around you for as long as he can push it. Sometimes they don't care or listen to you if you politely express your discomfort at this.

    This is a lot more common than you'd think, so I wouldn't describe working in a preschool to be free of fitnah. If you can find one family to work with as a nanny, sometimes this issue is taken away if the father isn't around/isn't involved. The more kids you work with means that you'll have to deal with more parents, and the more men you encounter, the higher the chances are that some of them will behave in a certain way.
    The thing is, most nanny jobs require you to have a certification or some kind of documents as well as atleast a year of experience with kids. Everything has to start from somewhere but i can see why this would have fitnah too

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  • .khayriyyah.
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    Originally posted by MyUsernameIs... View Post

    Thats shameful.
    Islamic schools are segregated so the teachers would not be veiled whilst they are actually in the classrooms. I cant understand why they would have a policy against it.
    A lot of those "Islamic schools" are more like schools for Muslims with very lame Islamic education programs and mixed classrooms. They're not very different from secular private schools. The fact that highly qualified munaqabat can't get hired by them says a lot.
    Last edited by .khayriyyah.; 14-06-19, 01:41 PM.

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  • .khayriyyah.
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    Originally posted by Boss View Post
    i guess when you look at all jobs this could be the least amount of fitna, maybe the most you will interact with the father is during parents evenings or stuff like that. im not too sure but i think its better than call centre jobs where you could be working with more men
    Sometimes men try to talk to you on a regular basis and unnecessarily stay atound you. This can happen when dropping off and picking up the kids. If a man wants to, he will find an excuse to be around you for as long as he can push it. Sometimes they don't care or listen to you if you politely express your discomfort at this.

    This is a lot more common than you'd think, so I wouldn't describe working in a preschool to be free of fitnah. If you can find one family to work with as a nanny, sometimes this issue is taken away if the father isn't around/isn't involved. The more kids you work with means that you'll have to deal with more parents, and the more men you encounter, the higher the chances are that some of them will behave in a certain way.

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  • lunar
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    Originally posted by Saif-Uddin View Post

    Misfortune? Actually she's fortunate.
    I fail to understand. If the candidate's veil hinders her progress in getting a job then this is considered unfortunate. Is there a necessity to wear a veil.
    This is the 21st century, let's move forward.

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  • Boss
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    Originally posted by .khayriyyah. View Post

    This happens to most women.

    And in childcare you still have to deal with the parents of the kids you look after, so sometimes this means interacting with the father. Even when you wear niqab some men will still behave inappropriately.
    i guess when you look at all jobs this could be the least amount of fitna, maybe the most you will interact with the father is during parents evenings or stuff like that. im not too sure but i think its better than call centre jobs where you could be working with more men

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  • MyUsernameIs...
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    Originally posted by .khayriyyah. View Post

    I don't know how it is in the UK, but you'll still have trouble getting a job at an Islamic school wearing niqab here. Some have policies against them.
    Thats shameful.
    Islamic schools are segregated so the teachers would not be veiled whilst they are actually in the classrooms. I cant understand why they would have a policy against it.

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  • .khayriyyah.
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    Originally posted by MyUsernameIs... View Post

    I know quite a few sisters who wear niqaab and they all work in Islamic schools.
    I don't know how it is in the UK, but you'll still have trouble getting a job at an Islamic school wearing niqab here. Some have policies against them.

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  • .khayriyyah.
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    This happens to most women.

    And in childcare you still have to deal with the parents of the kids you look after, so sometimes this means interacting with the father. Even when you wear niqab some men will still behave inappropriately.
    Last edited by .khayriyyah.; 13-06-19, 02:58 PM.

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  • Umm Uthmaan
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    Originally posted by MyUsernameIs... View Post

    I know quite a few sisters who wear niqaab and they all work in Islamic schools.
    Make sense

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  • MyUsernameIs...
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    Originally posted by Umm Uthmaan View Post

    'Ajeeb..I've only heard about niqabis working at call centers where I live..
    I know quite a few sisters who wear niqaab and they all work in Islamic schools.

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  • Saif-Uddin
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    Originally posted by lunar View Post
    I am sorry to hear about your misfortune. However, you may need to consider the employer's situation. The customer may find it unsettling been dealt with a salesperson who is veiled.
    Did you inform the employer that you wear a veil? It may be a good idea to inform them.
    I do not know of many employment prospects for women who are completely veiled.
    Misfortune? Actually she's fortunate.

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  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by Boss View Post

    I called but the employee said i would need to check when the manager is next in, so not yet

    I am looking at childcare courses/teaching assistant as i think this is the only environment i will feel safe working in.

    what is people per hour?
    PeoplePerHour - Google it. It should come up.

    If you have any skills, then you can get jobs based on that.

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  • Boss
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    ;) this made me smile lool, ameen

    This is reALLY the best solution, i will really work towards this inshaAllah and be my own BOSS

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