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    Is this going to work ?

    I have an interview tomorrow to fill 3 spots ( dcf gave notice last week ) that will start (if all goes well ) August .
    I am sopposed to go on holidays August 8-23 . This family needs 3 days a week so I will miss 6 days out of 12 . Should I even do the interview ? Or have interview and then tell them or tell before interview ?
    I totally forgot when we were emailing back and forth !!

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    I would wait until the interview to tell them. If this is for a long term placement and your a good fit and they love your program and want to sign up, they will make it work.

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    Do the interview anyway, and see how it goes. Tell them at the interview.
    I have had this happen too, where it conflicted with my holidays for their start date, and they made arrangements with family to care for the kids until I was back from holidays.
    If they really like your program, they will sort something out for care for a few weeks.

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    Agreed. If they really want you, they'll make it work. I started 2 new families about 2 months ago, mentioned my 2 weeks' holidays in August, they were fine with it. The good ones will know you're worth the bit of inconvenience finding a backup. Do you charge for your holidays? That is the only thing that could throw a wrench in it, as they're brand-new clients...they may balk at being asked to pay for time off so soon.

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    I would go ahead with the interview. There is still lots of time for them to line up care for your holidays.

    I have holidays the week after next and than a week in August and am trying to fill a spot too so I get what you're going through! I've stated that the spot is open July 21, the Monday after my first week off. I need a child over the age of 2 though so I'm planning for this spot to be open for awhile

    Good luck with your interview!

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    Thank you !!!
    No I don't charge for holidays , they wanted to start ASAP ( if all went well) but I can't because the dcf who's leaving , last day is end of July . Then I can start for one week , then two weeks off then I'm back !
    I guess your right if they are happy here then they will deal with it !
    Sorry 5lm I hope a great two yr old comes your way soon ! :-)

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    Thanks!! Me too....the infant requests keep rolling in....got another 2 today so frustrating to tell a person no...stupid rules LOL

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    Lol !! I am working today to cover one of my dcf ( grandma is on vacay !!) so it's abit of a laid back day with just the two dcks and my own dd , so we filled the pool and a 3 yr old dcb and my dd were yelling ,"no rules !! We don't have rules !!" Lol your comment reminded me of that !!
    Dang rules !!!

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    Sounds like a fun day!!

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    I would love to get an infant or two, only seems to happen when I'm full!

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