What a week!
A growing number of companies here understand the work/family pull during hurricane season. My article in The Miami Herald identifies some of those companies that allow parents in a bind to bring kids to work. I think it has become a storm neccesity, some even turn conference rooms into day camps. BankAtlantic has a storm prep class for its employees and urges them to develop a child care arrangement as part of their hurricane preparations.
I spoke to a woman who call herself an emergency nanny. I can't vouch for her professionalism, or her performance, but her company is called A Nanny Now. Maria Vivanco, the owner told me she helped out many working parents after Hurricane Wilma. Her number is .954-360-2820 or 561-445-1302. Maria says her nannies get $16 an hour. That means you have to earn well over that to make it worth your while, or maybe just be desperate to keep your job.