As a result of all the MCFD harassment, my wife has lost lost over $100.00 in pay from having to take time off work in the past week and a half in order to cope with the stress, and that's not counting all the times that she's had to take off during the course of our interaction with MCFD. There has to be a way of making MCFD accountable for the stress that they put on families and the lost wages incurred from that stress. It is almost as if we are being forced out of making a living. It's no joke when the morbid humor of MCFD involvement in families is the saying: "Your kids or your life."
No matter how understanding an employer can be and my wife's employer is probably one of the most understanding employers around; there does come a time when missed work due to stress becomes a determining factor in whether to promote an employee or retain their services. This type of harassment from the MCFD has to stop.
The only way that this BS will stop is if we make it too costly for the MCFD to operate. That is the first step in taking this travesty of child protection down. If the parents sue for lost wages due to MCFD demands and harassment, of which the parents have to keep documentation. Recordings of calls will help in determining the exact harassing nature of the call and how it was presented. Any psychologist will be able to determine the threatening nature of the call no matter what stress-allaying words are used. Any parent should be able to explain the "under-attack" reaction felt at the time.
It is only when enough parents who are under attack from MCFD band together and fight back, will the wholesale tearing apart of families stop.