I have three children. I worked in chain restaurants when I was pregnant with my first kid, I was about to go into labor at work with my second boy. Management wants you to work, work, work, regardless of what’s going on with your kids. I lost my job when I swapped a table so I could pick up my boy by 6pm. I later got a phone call saying I was fired because I wasn’t supposed to leave. Living off tips, instead of salary, is hard when you have kids and need childcare.