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    Disagreement with parents

    Thoughts please....I sent ALL parents a note asking what their plans over the holidays were...they all responded telling me which days they were NOT going to be here...I CONFIRMED the days they were not coming through a text. So I went ahead and booked a very IMPORTANT appointment for 1 of the days NOBODY was coming. Yesterday one father says to me "oh so you AREN'T available that day..cause you made an appointment...so we don't have to pay you...right? AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE.....I said "I wouldn't have made the appointment if you needed me"....thought? I am seriously contemplating canning them over this...This isn't the first time they have done this to me.

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    Just misunderstanding, that all. He maybe thought you book appointment before they confirmed not coming and if your contract structured that they not pay if you not available, then it fair he checking if fee due.

    Not every action of client done to make you feel unappreciated. Money tight for all at Christmas. He just checking if fee due on that day or not. You clarified, that all needed.

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    I take it the other way. Haha. I take it as he's trying to pull a fast one and get out of paying for a day. But that's just me. Lol. I'd say pay is required. Appt was booked after the fact that they took the day off. And in future don't tell the parents what ur doing on ur day off they don't need to know. Then this won't come up.

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    Thank you babydom...you are exactly right...they are pulling a fast one....I confirmed with the wife that she WAS NOT coming at all during xmas and new years....she said NO! I even asked her...."oh, are you guys going away for the week...she said NO...just staying home....gee...I wonder if this might be the same parents that give so graciously at Christmas.....lol

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    Yes, they are pulling a 'fast one' on you. However, if you are taking their fees for the day..then technically you need to stay open for them. It is in their right to change their mind and bring their child to care since you are technically 'open'. It sucks and it is low handed I agree....but at the end of the day...they are in the right. You should not be charging for a day off (unless you have paid days off in your contract). In future, I would not be telling anyone about an appointment or other commitment on the off chance that no one arrives to daycare that day (or week) because of THEIR choosing if they are still paying.

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    ABSOLUTELY NO misunderstanding here suzie_homemaker....t hey were asked...they said no....I am FREE to do WHATEVER I wish on that day....I do not get paid if I am not available...but I WAS AVAILABLE....they changed their mind after the fact and it was too late...my appt was booked and I am keeping it....and for the record...this is NOT the first time these people have done this...I WON'T TOLERATE IT ANYMORE.....absolute ly ridiculous....people who treat the person who cares for their most PRECIOUS GIFT....r u kidding me lololololol

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    other mummy .....so if all of your parents tell you AND confirm that they are NOT coming on a particular day....you don't leave your house...just in case....let's say....they change their mind during that day and maybe want to bring the child even for an hour...because theoretically you must be available for the whole day to get paid for the day???? that might work for you .(which is fine) ..but not me
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    I don't do that either. If they say they are off they are off. It's paid and they can't change their mind after. I'm not a drop in centre. No thank u lol

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    Thank you babydom!

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    Did you want view or did you want validating?

    I choose give benefit of doubt and not treat every action client does as negative. But I also choose not be negative in life. Regardless of their intent, situation was clarified so it non-event. Minor issue being made into big one. How blessed that this biggest issue to complain about.

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