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10-11-2019 06:33 AM
Cat Herder I just zipped my hair into my hoodie. Please, just bring on the weekend, already.
10-10-2019 12:22 PM
Leigh
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I swear I am going to kill my husband.

He thought it would be a great idea to buy this rubber ducky blow up bath tub and let the toddlers have at it.

It is cute. It looks kind of like a boat...

The toddlers LOVE it! Like obsessed, "don't touch it, it's mine love".
All out war was declared sometime Tuesday afternoon. They break for snack and once in a while and nap time and sometimes they will get distracted...'Oh look a squirrel!!!" but then they are right back at it again.

So far my strategies are:
  • Ignoring.
  • Reminding.
  • Warning.
  • Loudly exhaling.
  • Removing.

Rinse and repeat.
Thankfully it's Thursday.

I am secretly hoping it gets a hole in it.
Soon.


It looks like this
Best of luck with your Baby Fight Club! I have had a few toys that I've had to give away because they were TOO loved. Causing bites and punches. Sad that it comes to that, but they're too young to reason with, so the toys have to go.
10-10-2019 08:44 AM
LostMyMarbles
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I swear I am going to kill my husband.

He thought it would be a great idea to buy this rubber ducky blow up bath tub and let the toddlers have at it.

It is cute. It looks kind of like a boat...

The toddlers LOVE it! Like obsessed, "don't touch it, it's mine love".
All out war was declared sometime Tuesday afternoon. They break for snack and once in a while and nap time and sometimes they will get distracted...'Oh look a squirrel!!!" but then they are right back at it again.

So far my strategies are:
  • Ignoring.
  • Reminding.
  • Warning.
  • Loudly exhaling.
  • Removing.

Rinse and repeat.
Thankfully it's Thursday.

I am secretly hoping it gets a hole in it.
Soon.


It looks like this
Head lines will read... wife kills hubby over rubber ducky lmao
10-10-2019 08:26 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post


Like all "fun" vacations, this will make a good story once time has passed.

Hoping you and your DH feel better soon!
This is such an awful time to be sick.
Plus who wants to come back from vacation needing a vacation?

Sending lots of love and good wishes for good health your way!
Thank you!!

I love the rubber duckie!! I'd be so tempted to fill it with little rubber duckies. It would be the coolest ball pit, ever.
10-10-2019 08:14 AM
Blackcat31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
  • I have not seen the sun for 11 days now.
  • I don't want to be back from vacation, it went too fast.
  • A hurricane interrupted my vacation.
  • I got sick on vacation, lost one day to bedrest and am now taking two different meds.
  • Four out of six of my DCK's are also on meds with raging diaper rashes.
  • I am wearing my fat jeans, today.
Yes, I will take some cheese with all that.


Like all "fun" vacations, this will make a good story once time has passed.

Hoping you and your DH feel better soon!
This is such an awful time to be sick.
Plus who wants to come back from vacation needing a vacation?

Sending lots of love and good wishes for good health your way!
10-10-2019 07:45 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Bless your heart Hope you feel better soon!
Thank you <3 I am feeling better, DH is starting to come down with it, now.

We knew we were in trouble when the lady seated on the aisle of our row, for an 11-hour flight, was wearing a face mask and refused all meals and snacks.
10-10-2019 07:42 AM
Ariana
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I swear I am going to kill my husband.

He thought it would be a great idea to buy this rubber ducky blow up bath tub and let the toddlers have at it.

It is cute. It looks kind of like a boat...

The toddlers LOVE it! Like obsessed, "don't touch it, it's mine love".
All out war was declared sometime Tuesday afternoon. They break for snack and once in a while and nap time and sometimes they will get distracted...'Oh look a squirrel!!!" but then they are right back at it again.

So far my strategies are:
  • Ignoring.
  • Reminding.
  • Warning.
  • Loudly exhaling.
  • Removing.

Rinse and repeat.
Thankfully it's Thursday.

I am secretly hoping it gets a hole in it.
Soon.


It looks like this
We had this as our baby bathtub. Cute in theory but the thing stunk so much I threw it out! Lol.
10-10-2019 07:40 AM
Ariana
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
  • I have not seen the sun for 11 days now.
  • I don't want to be back from vacation, it went too fast.
  • A hurricane interrupted my vacation.
  • I got sick on vacation, lost one day to bedrest and am now taking two different meds.
  • Four out of six of my DCK's are also on meds with raging diaper rashes.
  • I am wearing my fat jeans, today.
Yes, I will take some cheese with all that.
You need a do over . Big huge internet hugs
10-10-2019 07:39 AM
Unregistered
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I swear I am going to kill my husband.

He thought it would be a great idea to buy this rubber ducky blow up bath tub and let the toddlers have at it.

It is cute. It looks kind of like a boat...

The toddlers LOVE it! Like obsessed, "don't touch it, it's mine love".
All out war was declared sometime Tuesday afternoon. They break for snack and once in a while and nap time and sometimes they will get distracted...'Oh look a squirrel!!!" but then they are right back at it again.

So far my strategies are:
  • Ignoring.
  • Reminding.
  • Warning.
  • Loudly exhaling.
  • Removing.

Rinse and repeat.
Thankfully it's Thursday.

I am secretly hoping it gets a hole in it.
Soon.


It looks like this


lol, my husband suggests items like that too. Then wonders why I sit there staring at the toy imagining how it will be played with, start twitching and say "Some toys no matter how awesome they are, don't work in group care."
10-10-2019 06:47 AM
Blackcat31 I swear I am going to kill my husband.

He thought it would be a great idea to buy this rubber ducky blow up bath tub and let the toddlers have at it.

It is cute. It looks kind of like a boat...

The toddlers LOVE it! Like obsessed, "don't touch it, it's mine love".
All out war was declared sometime Tuesday afternoon. They break for snack and once in a while and nap time and sometimes they will get distracted...'Oh look a squirrel!!!" but then they are right back at it again.

So far my strategies are:
  • Ignoring.
  • Reminding.
  • Warning.
  • Loudly exhaling.
  • Removing.

Rinse and repeat.
Thankfully it's Thursday.

I am secretly hoping it gets a hole in it.
Soon.


It looks like this
10-10-2019 05:38 AM
Josiegirl
Quote:
Originally Posted by LostMyMarbles View Post
This thread is therapeutic! You can seriously bare you soul without judgment. The best part, there is ALWAYS someone or many who have gone through your problem and offer advice.

Today’s rant.....pancake day(home made blueberry pancakes)
Boy comes early( doing mom a favor and taking him 1 hour early), he sees pancakes and says I WANT CEREAL. Mom says Miss LostMyMarbles will get you some, go sit by your friend.
I said no I won’t, it’s pancake day! You can either eat pancakes or go do a puzzle and wait for the others to get done..... and the crying fit from this 4 year old started. So what does mom do, whips out the tablet! Yes, the very some kid with the broken tablet, which was finally replaced !!!
BTW, blueberry pancakes??? I'm there.

Parents just don't get it.
While I can empathize with a parent not wanting to leave their child during a screamfest, if they could only realize what this does in the long run. Especially at 4 yo. He needs to get it...now, because the fits will only last longer and get more demanding as he grows.

I wish *I* could turn back time and redo parenting with my own children because I learned so much more as a provider, being able to distance myself from the heart strings of issues like that one.
10-10-2019 04:44 AM
LostMyMarbles This thread is therapeutic! You can seriously bare you soul without judgment. The best part, there is ALWAYS someone or many who have gone through your problem and offer advice.

Todayís rant.....pancake day(home made blueberry pancakes)
Boy comes early( doing mom a favor and taking him 1 hour early), he sees pancakes and says I WANT CEREAL. Mom says Miss LostMyMarbles will get you some, go sit by your friend.
I said no I wonít, itís pancake day! You can either eat pancakes or go do a puzzle and wait for the others to get done..... and the crying fit from this 4 year old started. So what does mom do, whips out the tablet! Yes, the very some kid with the broken tablet, which was finally replaced !!!
10-09-2019 07:11 PM
Jupadia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms.Kay View Post
I'll send my cat right over....Everyday....mice...chipmunks and birds on my front steps ...some decapitated!!! Ive had a neighbor thank me she hasnt had a mouse in 2yrs!!!!!
We dont know if she's a mouser yet, we live near the highway so she's mostly indoor, but dose go outdoors on an harness and leash. Unfortunately she was upstairs at the time, I leave her up there for nap.
10-09-2019 07:05 PM
Annalee
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
  • I have not seen the sun for 11 days now.
  • I don't want to be back from vacation, it went too fast.
  • A hurricane interrupted my vacation.
  • I got sick on vacation, lost one day to bedrest and am now taking two different meds.
  • Four out of six of my DCK's are also on meds with raging diaper rashes.
  • I am wearing my fat jeans, today.
Yes, I will take some cheese with all that.
Bless your heart Hope you feel better soon!
10-09-2019 11:46 AM
Cat Herder
  • I have not seen the sun for 11 days now.
  • I don't want to be back from vacation, it went too fast.
  • A hurricane interrupted my vacation.
  • I got sick on vacation, lost one day to bedrest and am now taking two different meds.
  • Four out of six of my DCK's are also on meds with raging diaper rashes.
  • I am wearing my fat jeans, today.
Yes, I will take some cheese with all that.
10-09-2019 10:20 AM
Ms.Kay
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
We get them every few years though it's been awhile. Last time we had no cat so it was over two years ago. That is last time till a couple weeks ago when one ran into the daycare room at nap. I was able to kill it with a broom, shaking the entire time and not wake up any of the kids. So far no more signs of more, but my husband set traps.
I'll send my cat right over....Everyday....mice...chipmunks and birds on my front steps ...some decapitated!!! Ive had a neighbor thank me she hasnt had a mouse in 2yrs!!!!!
10-09-2019 08:11 AM
Jupadia
Quote:
Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
There was a mouse. In the daycare area. Right at drop-off. Embarrassing.

Waiting for our cat to get it, but she keeps getting chased away by the kids. Looks I may have to try to catch it myself...
We get them every few years though it's been awhile. Last time we had no cat so it was over two years ago. That is last time till a couple weeks ago when one ran into the daycare room at nap. I was able to kill it with a broom, shaking the entire time and not wake up any of the kids. So far no more signs of more, but my husband set traps.
10-09-2019 06:49 AM
CountryRoads There was a mouse. In the daycare area. Right at drop-off. Embarrassing.

Waiting for our cat to get it, but she keeps getting chased away by the kids. Looks I may have to try to catch it myself...
10-09-2019 05:39 AM
CeridwenLynne It drives me nuts to see 3.5 to 4 year olds who canít put on their coats, wipe their own noses, or use forks and spoons. What makes it worse is that some of these kiddos are the ones that can recite the entire alphabet, know all their shapes and colors, print their own name and name all the dinosaurs. Yes, teaching your children these things is fine but how about teaching them basic self help skills first.
10-08-2019 03:13 PM
Baby Beluga
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
This is realy a good thing just thought I'd update here cause I vented here. The strike was averted last night at 9pm. So my kids get to keep going.
I'm glad it was averted!
10-07-2019 08:43 AM
Ariana
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
This is realy a good thing just thought I'd update here cause I vented here. The strike was averted last night at 9pm. So my kids get to keep going.
I was so happy when they announced the strike was averted! I love my kids and would have wanted them home any other time but I started a difficult kid last week so I need my full attention on the daycare and my job.
10-07-2019 08:34 AM
Blackcat31 ...also "completely trained" means something 100% different to a parent than it does to the provider and most times that difference is the difference.
10-07-2019 08:33 AM
Blackcat31
Quote:
Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post

I always wondered why parents are untruthful sometimes when it comes to potty training? Or maybe he is trained at home and it's just something about him being here. Hmm...
Because if mom can have him completely trained at home and you can't, then there must be something YOU are doing wrong.

In the end, you (the provider) generally tries hard then to make up for the failure and trains the child completely.

Win win for mom.
10-07-2019 07:54 AM
Jupadia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baby Beluga View Post
I'm sorry

We went through that here 2 years ago. While I was highly irritated at the strike (the reasons here were bogus) I was so thankful I worked from home vs being one of the many many parents who were suddenly having to call off work because this was thrown at us.
This is realy a good thing just thought I'd update here cause I vented here. The strike was averted last night at 9pm. So my kids get to keep going.
10-07-2019 07:25 AM
CountryRoads I have a dcm that told me her child is completely potty trained at home.

The mom has been caught in several lies before, so I have a hard time believing her.

Dcb always has a wet diaper at changing time. He wakes up from nap everyday wet. I tell mom this and she acted almost...offended. He will sometimes pee if I make him sit on the potty, but needs help pulling up and down his pants. I know if I didn't make him sit, he would never pee in the potty. He has never told me he has to go. He is here all day 5 days a week. She has sent him in underwear before (because he wanted to wear them ), and had an accident an hour later.

I always wondered why parents are untruthful sometimes when it comes to potty training? Or maybe he is trained at home and it's just something about him being here. Hmm...
10-04-2019 09:42 AM
Baby Beluga
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
Looks like kids here will be getting a school strike next week. It's going to suck having my own 2 all day. The 6 year old just got out of my hair after summer break a month ago. The 3 year old just got use to drop off at Kindergarten each day and only getting the hang of things.

My in laws are away for the next 3 weeks, most of the time in the summer my lovely MIL would take my boys, leaving me with an easy day and my kids a break from being at home.
I will make a little extra a have a current opening that one of the kids brother is going to come (he use to attend as well)
I'm sorry

We went through that here 2 years ago. While I was highly irritated at the strike (the reasons here were bogus) I was so thankful I worked from home vs being one of the many many parents who were suddenly having to call off work because this was thrown at us.
10-03-2019 05:13 PM
Jupadia Looks like kids here will be getting a school strike next week. It's going to suck having my own 2 all day. The 6 year old just got out of my hair after summer break a month ago. The 3 year old just got use to drop off at Kindergarten each day and only getting the hang of things.

My in laws are away for the next 3 weeks, most of the time in the summer my lovely MIL would take my boys, leaving me with an easy day and my kids a break from being at home.
I will make a little extra a have a current opening that one of the kids brother is going to come (he use to attend as well)
10-01-2019 03:00 PM
springvalley112 We haven't had any problems or disagreements in 4 months or longer since two employees quit because of people bad mouthing and causing problems plus we've had a new policy set in place to hopefully calm everyone down and get everyone working together, But within the last 2 weeks we've had problems start because of a new employee plus we've got two employees on leave. The new employee tries to start problems because she brings her children and we feel like she's not trusting us with them. Today she claimed that I picked up her baby because she was fussy and i thought it was cute which was a lie. She came into the classroom and acted like a jerk towards the teacher and woke another infant up because she was upset that I had woke her baby up. The same teacher that was in the room went on a break so I went and relieved her and the babies were asleep, so I was watching them and her baby got fussy so I picked her up and she fell back asleep on me and slept until the teacher came back.
10-01-2019 09:27 AM
Ms.Kay 2 yr old dropped off ..20 min later we're at the park....and his diaper is so soaked it falls off......20 min after drop off??????? Really????? Not even worth saying anything to parents....falls on deaf ears......
09-28-2019 08:11 PM
TaylorTots
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Let me guess....she also uses the most daycare hours/days than the other families?

I'd do Ac114 said and don't ask. Change your policy to state you charge on your off days and let the cards fall where they may. If DCM feels her kids would get better attention at a facility, let her go find out. You can replace her but you can not replace your mental and emotional well being.

The best way to survive this business is to ALWAYS do what YOU need to do in order to be happy. If you are not happy, it's a horrible job to have.

Take care of YOU first and foremost.
This. You discussed her opinions. Now, send out a notice. Effective X date, holidays will be charged at 50% normal fees. Have a spot for them to sign to agree and state that if not returned signed by X date, a 2 week termination notice will be given.

The majority of your parents approved and you didn't owe them the courtesy of asking. Now put it into action!
09-28-2019 08:06 PM
TaylorTots
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
How annoying. Sorry.

"DCM, give me your car, I said please."
This made me laugh out loud
09-26-2019 03:26 PM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
One day this week I will only have one child. This rarely happens. And of course, it's the one child whose mom doesn't work. She is aware of her child being the only one here that day. Her response? "Oh, at least you'll have some 1 on 1 time!"

Was really hoping she would decide to just keep him home that day. If I was in her position, I would absolutely keep my child home. But, we all know that's not how it works.

WHYYY???

And now he's going to be late tomorrow. So, he will be here for one hour, then lunch, then nap, then snack, then he will leave about an hour after that.

So pointless.

But...I plan on having a laid back "free play day" so maybe I can get some housework done before the weekend. So there's that
09-25-2019 03:00 PM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
It is the same way, here. I would stay open because it speaks to my professionalism and reliability. I give my calendar out for the year in advance in January. It is a rare year that I close on a day not listed. My husbands emergency surgery was the last time. I do take plenty of paid time off, though.

Also, it is very common for parents who claimed on Monday they were not coming Friday to change their minds and inform me Thursday at pick-up.
Yes, that's what I was thinking, too. I do plan on staying open. It is just so rare that I get a paid day off! I love when that happens
09-25-2019 02:48 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
My only concern with this is that all my dcms know each other and talk, so I would imagine it would come out that I "closed". I'm worried I will have the other moms questioning why they had to pay for the day and she didn't - perks of a small town
It is the same way, here. I would stay open because it speaks to my professionalism and reliability. I give my calendar out for the year in advance in January. It is a rare year that I close on a day not listed. My husbands emergency surgery was the last time. I do take plenty of paid time off, though.

Also, it is very common for parents who claimed on Monday they were not coming Friday to change their minds and inform me Thursday at pick-up.
09-25-2019 01:58 PM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
I don't see why you "can't" tell her.
I'd weigh the options: $30-$50 for one day or a day off... no brainer. Day off would win.
The fact that it's their last day makes it an even easier decision. Refund and take the day.
My only concern with this is that all my dcms know each other and talk, so I would imagine it would come out that I "closed". I'm worried I will have the other moms questioning why they had to pay for the day and she didn't - perks of a small town
09-25-2019 01:23 PM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
I don't see why you "can't" tell her.
I'd weigh the options: $30-$50 for one day or a day off... no brainer. Day off would win.
The fact that it's their last day makes it an even easier decision. Refund and take the day.
I completely agree with this!
09-25-2019 06:37 AM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I feel like I can't tell her that She's already paid for the day and if I say I'm "closed", then I don't get paid for that day at all. And yes, it is Friday. Of course It's actually her child's last day in my care, so I really thought she would keep him home since there is no point in him coming.
I don't see why you "can't" tell her.
I'd weigh the options: $30-$50 for one day or a day off... no brainer. Day off would win.
The fact that it's their last day makes it an even easier decision. Refund and take the day.
09-24-2019 06:19 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
It's actually her child's last day in my care, so I really thought she would keep him home since there is no point in him coming.
That's an even bigger kick in the pants! I'd be sorely tempted to give her her money back but if that isn't an option for you, I guess I'd just suck it up and make it a fun day for dc kid.
09-24-2019 02:18 PM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by e.j. View Post
Oops! I read your post wrong. I missed the fact that it's one day this week. I was thinking it was the one day each week. In that case, I wouldn't say it's not worth opening for just one child () but I agree with BC...I would let her know you've decided to close for the day. If it were me, I'd still offer to take the child on a different day if I had the opening but that's just me. I hope it's Friday so you have a long weekend!
I feel like I can't tell her that She's already paid for the day and if I say I'm "closed", then I don't get paid for that day at all. And yes, it is Friday. Of course It's actually her child's last day in my care, so I really thought she would keep him home since there is no point in him coming.
09-24-2019 01:56 PM
e.j.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
One day this week I will only have one child. This rarely happens. And of course, it's the one child whose mom doesn't work. She is aware of her child being the only one here that day. Her response? "Oh, at least you'll have some 1 on 1 time!"

Was really hoping she would decide to just keep him home that day. If I was in her position, I would absolutely keep my child home. But, we all know that's not how it works.

WHYYY???
Oops! I read your post wrong. I missed the fact that it's one day this week. I was thinking it was the one day each week. In that case, I wouldn't say it's not worth opening for just one child () but I agree with BC...I would let her know you've decided to close for the day. If it were me, I'd still offer to take the child on a different day if I had the opening but that's just me. I hope it's Friday so you have a long weekend!
09-24-2019 01:13 PM
Blackcat31
Quote:
Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
One day this week I will only have one child. This rarely happens. And of course, it's the one child whose mom doesn't work. She is aware of her child being the only one here that day. Her response? "Oh, at least you'll have some 1 on 1 time!"

Was really hoping she would decide to just keep him home that day. If I was in her position, I would absolutely keep my child home. But, we all know that's not how it works.

WHYYY???
I have a policy that if only one child is in attendance I may opt to close. If she's not working I would absolutely close.

Just let her know since she is already at home, you are closing and taking care of some personal stuff that day. Even if the personal stuff is sitting around doing nothing,

Don't ask her...tell her you are closing.
09-24-2019 11:55 AM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
One day this week I will only have one child. This rarely happens. And of course, it's the one child whose mom doesn't work. She is aware of her child being the only one here that day. Her response? "Oh, at least you'll have some 1 on 1 time!"

Was really hoping she would decide to just keep him home that day. If I was in her position, I would absolutely keep my child home. But, we all know that's not how it works.

WHYYY???
If you want that day to yourself, you could always tell her you've decided to close that day since it's not worth opening for just 1 child. Offer to take her child a different day if you have an opening and want her to remain enrolled.
09-24-2019 10:02 AM
CountryRoads One day this week I will only have one child. This rarely happens. And of course, it's the one child whose mom doesn't work. She is aware of her child being the only one here that day. Her response? "Oh, at least you'll have some 1 on 1 time!"

Was really hoping she would decide to just keep him home that day. If I was in her position, I would absolutely keep my child home. But, we all know that's not how it works.

WHYYY???
09-24-2019 07:09 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Well, today I asked the families if they could start paying 50% of the daily rate on holidays so I could start receiving a little bit of holiday pay. I do not currently charge them for call offs and holidays. Its been 2 years and I felt it was time to implement some changes. Anyway, 2 of 3 families are completely fine with it and believe its more than fair. However, the Mom of the 3 year old and 4 month old I care for 5 days a week basically told me No. She said I sometimes seemed overwhelmed or tired at the end of the day. She said she doesnt feel that her children are getting the attention they would receive at a facility. First of all, I give them tons of individual attention. Second, she made me feel as if I'm begging for scraps. I need the income but, I truly believe she doesnt appreciate anything I do.

Let me guess....she also uses the most daycare hours/days than the other families?

I'd do Ac114 said and don't ask. Change your policy to state you charge on your off days and let the cards fall where they may. If DCM feels her kids would get better attention at a facility, let her go find out. You can replace her but you can not replace your mental and emotional well being.

The best way to survive this business is to ALWAYS do what YOU need to do in order to be happy. If you are not happy, it's a horrible job to have.

Take care of YOU first and foremost.
09-24-2019 06:13 AM
Ac114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Well, today I asked the families if they could start paying 50% of the daily rate on holidays so I could start receiving a little bit of holiday pay. I do not currently charge them for call offs and holidays. Its been 2 years and I felt it was time to implement some changes. Anyway, 2 of 3 families are completely fine with it and believe its more than fair. However, the Mom of the 3 year old and 4 month old I care for 5 days a week basically told me No. She said I sometimes seemed overwhelmed or tired at the end of the day. She said she doesnt feel that her children are getting the attention they would receive at a facility. First of all, I give them tons of individual attention. Second, she made me feel as if I'm begging for scraps. I need the income but, I truly believe she doesnt appreciate anything I do.
I would not “ask” for payment. You either pay me for my holidays or go somewhere else. You are the boss. You decide the rules. I would give her notice after that incident. And btw, she will have to pay for all closures at a facility and will receive way less than one on one attention at a facility.
09-23-2019 04:49 PM
Unregistered Well, today I asked the families if they could start paying 50% of the daily rate on holidays so I could start receiving a little bit of holiday pay. I do not currently charge them for call offs and holidays. Its been 2 years and I felt it was time to implement some changes. Anyway, 2 of 3 families are completely fine with it and believe its more than fair. However, the Mom of the 3 year old and 4 month old I care for 5 days a week basically told me No. She said I sometimes seemed overwhelmed or tired at the end of the day. She said she doesnt feel that her children are getting the attention they would receive at a facility. First of all, I give them tons of individual attention. Second, she made me feel as if I'm begging for scraps. I need the income but, I truly believe she doesnt appreciate anything I do.
09-23-2019 08:02 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by 1madmouse View Post
I came here to see what I could do about the daycare behind me being so noisy. They just recently opened, so this noise is new to us as it has been quiet since we bought 4 years ago. After reading how you all have to deal with the parents and their lack of care about you and what you go through, I just want to cry. I really don't know how you people can torture yourselves like this. You have to really love children or be a bit crazy, maybe both.

I have decided I will find another way to deal with the 8 hours a day racket this place produces. You all have enough to deal with. Good Luck.
My ex and I ran a daycare out of our home many years ago and I think our biggest problem was getting parents to pick up the kids on time, even when we fined them extra.
Leyland Cyprus trees https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/p...leylandcypress and Privet bushes https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/products/privet offer a nice noise buffer. It also cuts the view down. I planted a thick hedge of them (from that particular supplier, was very happy with them ) for my neighbors when I opened. I work hard to keep the kid noise down. I also take them all fresh veggies from the garden and treats (I like to bake) regularly to keep the discussion open.

My least favorite neighbors still like to set trash fires right on the property line to force us back inside. They have pigs, barking dogs and roosters/chickens, but are offended by infants and toddlers laughter. In return, I host extrication class for the local fire department whenever I can, to return the favor.

The other neighbors find it hilarious. My other neighbor's antics are much more creative than mine since the difficult neighbors have picked a battle with each and every house on the cul-de-sac. Don't ask me why. I have not a clue. Most of us were here first.

My bet is your neighbors would be pretty open to any discussion that is sent in a friendly manner. They may not even realize how the sound carries, yet.
09-23-2019 07:44 AM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by 1madmouse View Post
I came here to see what I could do about the daycare behind me being so noisy. They just recently opened, so this noise is new to us as it has been quiet since we bought 4 years ago. After reading how you all have to deal with the parents and their lack of care about you and what you go through, I just want to cry. I really don't know how you people can torture yourselves like this. You have to really love children or be a bit crazy, maybe both.

I have decided I will find another way to deal with the 8 hours a day racket this place produces. You all have enough to deal with. Good Luck.
My ex and I ran a daycare out of our home many years ago and I think our biggest problem was getting parents to pick up the kids on time, even when we fined them extra.
Both

I often wonder how my neighbors feel about the noise outside when the kids go out. They're an older couple who are home most of the day. I hope if they are bothered by it, they would mention it. I try to make sure they contain the noise too- respect is a daily lesson here.

I hope you stick around and chime in once and awhile!
09-22-2019 10:37 PM
1madmouse I came here to see what I could do about the daycare behind me being so noisy. They just recently opened, so this noise is new to us as it has been quiet since we bought 4 years ago. After reading how you all have to deal with the parents and their lack of care about you and what you go through, I just want to cry. I really don't know how you people can torture yourselves like this. You have to really love children or be a bit crazy, maybe both.

I have decided I will find another way to deal with the 8 hours a day racket this place produces. You all have enough to deal with. Good Luck.
My ex and I ran a daycare out of our home many years ago and I think our biggest problem was getting parents to pick up the kids on time, even when we fined them extra.
09-20-2019 02:52 PM
CountryRoads Not about daycare, but need to get it out there!

Student in ds class is in the hospital. Small town, so someone texts me and says "oh, this person told this person and so and so told me that the child is in the hospital because..."

My only response was "geez, so much for privacy."

Her response? "well, I think the school should of let the students know what was going on since it's their classmate."

I didn't even respond. I totally disagree. Since when is it anybodys business what is going on in someone else's life? It's been bugging me ever since.
09-20-2019 09:52 AM
Snowmom
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I'd like to know how you find out who is on the grant committee? I keep getting grants (stuff, not cash or reimbursement) I never applied for. I know, first world problem to have, but I am running out of floor space.
I get those too.
If you've ever applied for a grant, they put your name on a list of potential awards. They NEVER update the list though. I've had multiple things delivered to an old address.
09-20-2019 09:47 AM
Cat Herder I'd like to know how you find out who is on the grant committee? I keep getting grants (stuff, not cash or reimbursement) I never applied for. I know, first world problem to have, but I am running out of floor space.
09-20-2019 08:13 AM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I feel ya.... I've been on the grant review committee and most in my area knew this. The minute the app is available for download I was bombarded with requests to help or aide in some way....

Then when it came time to review the packets and score them as to whether or not they'll be receiving a grant. I can see why so many need help. I shake my head and wonder how some of these gals managed to care for other people's children and not lose them every day.
This is the first year I haven't been on the grant committee in about 5/6 years. I opened up the application this year and it took me a good hour to figure out things after this new change in their format. It's so confusing. I also had to email and ask where the priorities were listed... didn't expect it to be listed on the example of how to fill things out. Whoever thought that was a good idea is crazy.
09-19-2019 08:33 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I feel ya.... I've been on the grant review committee and most in my area knew this. The minute the app is available for download I was bombarded with requests to help or aide in some way....

Then when it came time to review the packets and score them as to whether or not they'll be receiving a grant. I can see why so many need help. I shake my head and wonder how some of these gals managed to care for other people's children and not lose them every day.
I don't know how many of these are able to get up and put on their own clothes....anything beyond that really amazes me
09-19-2019 08:29 AM
LittleExplorers
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I feel ya.... I've been on the grant review committee and most in my area knew this. The minute the app is available for download I was bombarded with requests to help or aide in some way....

Then when it came time to review the packets and score them as to whether or not they'll be receiving a grant. I can see why so many need help. I shake my head and wonder how some of these gals managed to care for other people's children and not lose them every day.

That's exactly what I was thinking!
09-19-2019 08:16 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by LittleExplorers View Post
We have regioanl grants we can apply for once a yaer. There is a step by step guide on how to apply. I am happy to help others, but seriously read the guide. It's what it is there for.


I am extra moody from fertility meds so I am sure that doesn't help, but we are all capable adults. No I won't give you all my answers or a copy of my packet. Ugg, just needed to let that out somewhere as I got my 5th Facebook message about help today.
I feel ya.... I've been on the grant review committee and most in my area knew this. The minute the app is available for download I was bombarded with requests to help or aide in some way....

Then when it came time to review the packets and score them as to whether or not they'll be receiving a grant. I can see why so many need help. I shake my head and wonder how some of these gals managed to care for other people's children and not lose them every day.
09-19-2019 06:53 AM
LittleExplorers We have regioanl grants we can apply for once a yaer. There is a step by step guide on how to apply. I am happy to help others, but seriously read the guide. It's what it is there for.


I am extra moody from fertility meds so I am sure that doesn't help, but we are all capable adults. No I won't give you all my answers or a copy of my packet. Ugg, just needed to let that out somewhere as I got my 5th Facebook message about help today.
09-17-2019 03:34 PM
CountryRoads I printed out a handbook for a family and went over it before I gave it to them.

I forgot how blunt I was and how clear my policies are, yet some parents still give me problems with things that are CLEARLY outlined in the handbook

Also, I need to work on controlling my face and my mouth Dcm is really getting on my nerves since last week and it's showing. It's a little awkward with her, now. Oops!
09-15-2019 03:57 PM
springvalley112 We got lucky because it wasn't too long after this happened that they moved. I felt awful for the little girl because her mom was continuously late (her mom not so much)
09-15-2019 09:14 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
We had a parent once that was deliberately late and knew that the owners had plans but showed up late anyways
I had this happen just last Friday. We were going on vacation and I took a week off. I close at 5:30, guess who shows up at 6pm? Not a single word to me. Letís see how this Monday goes when I give notice. Tired of disrespectful parents.
09-13-2019 01:36 PM
MomBoss DCM said grandma was going to pick up 10:30ish today. She shows up at 10:55 and says ďim sorry to impose in the middle of your day like thisĒ and proceeds to talk to her grandchild, take forever to put her shoes on, and talk to the other kids...IMPOSING on my day. You just said you were sorry and you continue to interrupt my day??
09-13-2019 11:35 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
I had a parent tell me when I asked how much TV their kid watched to say "he don't watch TV, only Netflix"
I have had that, too. "He has that attention span of a gnat, speaks 4 words and can't self-soothe but at least he doesn't watch commercials. I draw the line at consumerism."
09-13-2019 11:01 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by daycarediva View Post
agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable of putting marks on paper with a crayon. At 4. But I learned all about a youtube show called Ryan's World. His parents thought he was so smart that he could turn on the ipad and access his shows by himself. He couldn't recognize colors. The interview became uncomfortable quickly. I did not enroll or wait list.




I have done this. I have taken pens, sunglasses, and keys out of a parents hand to demonstrate during 'he says the kids don't share' conversations. NO sharing and TURN TAKING are NOT the same thing at 3 years old.
I had a parent tell me when I asked how much TV their kid watched to say "he don't watch TV, only Netflix"
09-13-2019 10:59 AM
daycarediva
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Parents today don't know what to do with their kid. That's why kids don't know how to play or anything else for that matter.
agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable of putting marks on paper with a crayon. At 4. But I learned all about a youtube show called Ryan's World. His parents thought he was so smart that he could turn on the ipad and access his shows by himself. He couldn't recognize colors. The interview became uncomfortable quickly. I did not enroll or wait list.


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How annoying. Sorry.

"DCM, give me your car, I said please."
I have done this. I have taken pens, sunglasses, and keys out of a parents hand to demonstrate during 'he says the kids don't share' conversations. NO sharing and TURN TAKING are NOT the same thing at 3 years old.
09-13-2019 08:22 AM
Baby Beluga My all time most favorite DCG is leaving

Mom has decided to quit working and be a SAHM. I am happy for her - she's wanted it for a while. But man I will miss the little girl. She is SO sweet and kind and listens so well. Her parents are also just awesome. It's a rarity to have both!

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If the child has backup clothing (shorts, etc.) for warm weather, then they can change later. Our weather in Colorado usually has wide temperature swings, so mornings (even in the summer) are quite cool, as the temperature climbs it's just part of our day to adjust our clothing layers.

If they have no other clothing, parents need to supply. Of course I have an ample supply of my own backup clothing for children - but I make sure the child goes home in their own clothing with a note to supply what ever items they need to bring.

Extra clothing stays here in their own cubbies. I don't want daily back and forth with extra clothing. Seasonally, I see if something has been outgrown, if so, it goes back home to be replaced with similar item in correct size.
Fall/winter/early spring we have wide weather swings here too. My littles often dress in layers for the morning, then we peel them off as the day progresses. One mom will bring shorts for her son to change into. It's just life here. I found my self thinking last "weather swing" season they needed to bring back the pants that unzipped into shorts because they would be so practical here!

Because it is so hot 9/10 months out of the year, stores/offices/cars/buildings are often FREEZING so everyone wears sweaters inside and practically nothing outside. Myself and my own kids keep cardigans in my car year round because inevitably we go into the grocery store and freeze. Or it's 90 degrees when we leave the house, the sun goes down while we're out and suddenly it's 65 degrees and feels freezing. My dentist also keeps blankets in each patient room
09-13-2019 07:08 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond??

Do they get mad? Or just "dang, I got caught" lol

I've only had to turn away at the door once, but oh my gosh. It was so awkward.
Not mad at all, more like embarrassed they did not notice. They get into the morning routine and kind of do it robotically. It is Friday, all have work pressure.
09-13-2019 07:04 AM
coloradoprovider
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
If the child has backup clothing (shorts, etc.) for warm weather, then they can change later. Our weather in Colorado usually has wide temperature swings, so mornings (even in the summer) are quite cool, as the temperature climbs it's just part of our day to adjust our clothing layers.

If they have no other clothing, parents need to supply. Of course I have an ample supply of my own backup clothing for children - but I make sure the child goes home in their own clothing with a note to supply what ever items they need to bring.

Extra clothing stays here in their own cubbies. I don't want daily back and forth with extra clothing. Seasonally, I see if something has been outgrown, if so, it goes back home to be replaced with similar item in correct size.
09-13-2019 06:59 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Riddle: I had 6 parent drop-offs but only accepted 3 children in care.

Answer: Vomiting and fever.

TGIF

I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond??

Do they get mad? Or just "dang, I got caught" lol

I've only had to turn away at the door once, but oh my gosh. It was so awkward.
09-13-2019 06:53 AM
Cat Herder Riddle: I had 6 parent drop-offs but only accepted 3 children in care.

Answer: Vomiting and fever.

TGIF
09-13-2019 06:44 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he wants.

Dcm: Say please. (he does)
Dcm: Okay, (child's name), give the toy to him. He said please.

I know you think that your child should have whatever he wants or else he will throw a fit, but we learn to take turns here.

I'm sure my face said what I was thinking
How annoying. Sorry.

"DCM, give me your car, I said please."
09-12-2019 03:28 PM
CountryRoads Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he wants.

Dcm: Say please. (he does)
Dcm: Okay, (child's name), give the toy to him. He said please.

I know you think that your child should have whatever he wants or else he will throw a fit, but we learn to take turns here.

I'm sure my face said what I was thinking
09-11-2019 04:27 PM
springvalley112 DCP said the reason they done it was because their employer reimburses their payment for childcare. They knew the day before that we were leaving after the center closes but didn't care. We had a visitation to attend for an employee whose son was killed in an accident
09-11-2019 06:33 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
This is actually very common, a power play. There are many threads here about it. Most just close instead of giving them the opportunity.

It is a well-known issue. Almost as common as the dope and drop.
Absolutely a power play! The reason I have so many "closed" days is because I tried the "please come early" thing. Just isn't gonna happen!
09-11-2019 05:40 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
We had a parent once that was deliberately late and knew that the owners had plans but showed up late anyways
This is actually very common, a power play. There are many threads here about it. Most just close instead of giving them the opportunity.

It is a well-known issue. Almost as common as the dope and drop.
09-10-2019 03:34 PM
springvalley112 We had a parent once that was deliberately late and knew that the owners had plans but showed up late anyways
09-10-2019 03:22 PM
CountryRoads Does anyone have parents who actually pick up when they say they are going to?

I should know better by now, since it has never happened.

Going on 25 minutes late...

Maybe, just maybe, someone will pick up when they say they are going to
09-07-2019 05:37 AM
CeridwenLynne
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
I donít think an employer can require anyone to give a two weeks notice. They can ask that you do and itís always courteous to give notice before you leave but nothing says you have to.
09-06-2019 02:51 PM
PB&J
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

Last year because of the way the holidays lined up, employees of the big companies around here got a lot of weekdays off work. One dad said how great it was to be home so much.... but....he actually said, ďthe worst thing about the whole two weeks was how much you were closed! That was a lot of time home with the kids.Ē He said this to EVERY staff member and EVERY parent who was around when he was. In front of his kids. And then told them: ďgoodbye! Be good! I love you so much!!Ē
His kids are here 55 hrs per week. I canít even look him in the eye anymore. He pays for our services so I canít complain about that, but itís a parenting style so very different than my own! His kids were planned and even delivered on schedule. Not sure what he thought parenting is. Soon he will be elderly and his kids will have learned from him what a family is.....
09-06-2019 11:47 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

I've had to train myself to stop listening to what some parents say and some parents I don't even look at....just get the kids and walk away
09-06-2019 11:36 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Parents today don't know what to do with their kid. That's why kids don't know how to play or anything else for that matter.
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

09-06-2019 11:04 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by daycarediva View Post
yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home for maternity leaves, but now they don't. It used to be common for family vacations but now it's a parents vacation and the kiddo gets dumped with grandparents and still ends up in DC 50 hours a week. RARELY do they keep them home on a day off, etc.
Parents today don't know what to do with their kid. That's why kids don't know how to play or anything else for that matter.
09-06-2019 11:02 AM
daycarediva
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Is it just me or do some parents just not want to spend time with their kids anymore?

Dcm hasn't worked since May, brings dcb here everyday for 8 hours. I understand needing to get things done and running errands, but really? Every single day? And then she complains about how tired she is and how her weekend with her child was crazy and chaotic. She's pulling him out of care because of finances and makes comments everyday about how she doesn't know what she's going to do with him and that she's going to to go crazy.

Dcb works nights and is supposed to come get dcg after he has slept. He doesn't come until right very close to closing time (child has been here since 6:30 in the morning). He also never keeps her on his days off. He rarely sees his child when he's on night shift, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

Maybe, having this job has made me see how much I love alone time with my own kids that I just don't get not wanting to spend as much time as possible with your kids. They are only little for so long
yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home for maternity leaves, but now they don't. It used to be common for family vacations but now it's a parents vacation and the kiddo gets dumped with grandparents and still ends up in DC 50 hours a week. RARELY do they keep them home on a day off, etc.
09-04-2019 04:18 PM
CountryRoads Is it just me or do some parents just not want to spend time with their kids anymore?

Dcm hasn't worked since May, brings dcb here everyday for 8 hours. I understand needing to get things done and running errands, but really? Every single day? And then she complains about how tired she is and how her weekend with her child was crazy and chaotic. She's pulling him out of care because of finances and makes comments everyday about how she doesn't know what she's going to do with him and that she's going to to go crazy.

Dcb works nights and is supposed to come get dcg after he has slept. He doesn't come until right very close to closing time (child has been here since 6:30 in the morning). He also never keeps her on his days off. He rarely sees his child when he's on night shift, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

Maybe, having this job has made me see how much I love alone time with my own kids that I just don't get not wanting to spend as much time as possible with your kids. They are only little for so long
09-03-2019 01:06 PM
springvalley112 She quit because she got a better job which is understandable but I feel like it looks bad when you don't follow protocol. She was the type that would sit on her rear end for two days ours during nap while im up doing stuff plus she would ask me personal questions because she had just gone trough a really bad breakup and wanted to know if anyone in my family had heard anything and then she wanted to know what was said if anything and then out of the blue she unfriended me and two others on FB
09-03-2019 11:15 AM
Cat Herder No notice in childcare could also mean fear of being found complicit in a poorly run program. She could have reported violations and cut rope to avoid blackballing before securing another job.

Then again, some simply don't value jobs that are easy to get.
09-03-2019 11:09 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
Happens every day.

No shows, no notice.
Minimum wage jobs seem to have this affliction no matter where you go.

It's not really the right thing to do but doing the right thing simply because it's the right thing to do doesn't seem to be the norm any more.
09-03-2019 10:32 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
Required by whom? The daycare does not own people. Does it look bad, yes. Is it wrong, depends. But you can not legally force someone to give a 2 weeks notice.
09-03-2019 10:22 AM
springvalley112 Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
09-02-2019 10:22 AM
Josiegirl OT but not sure where else to say it.
My sister showed up at our door today, demanded to pay for a cord of wood we'd bought and had delivered for her(thought we were being nice and giving her a gift). She's going through a whole lot with her dh and we just wanted to help her out. But when dh refused to accept payment, she demanded her house keys back and said I wasn't allowed to help her anymore.
She is the kind of person who does not graciously accept anything but gives everything.
It really broke my heart that she wouldn't let us do this for her.
08-30-2019 10:07 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Please just pick up your kids and GO.

I do not want you hanging around for 20 minutes talking to my husband (who usually hides in our room when dcd is here, but wasn't fast enough last night) - especially when you are my last pick-up.

To make matters worse, dcd let his kids run wild all over our yard and did not keep an eye on them ONCE. So, that left me watching them and making sure they weren't going to get hurt.

It wasn't until my husband asked me if I was ready to go to town (excuse to get dcd to leave) that he got the hint.

Oh, and I had to round up his kids because he was just yelling at them to get in the car, but of course they didn't listen.

Do parents really think that we don't have anything else to do once their child goes home?? Our days don't end at the last pick-up!
I have a parent like this. Checks his child bookbag and home folder. Then checks both his hands to see if he for his stamps. Then makes him say good bye to every child by name and wants all the kids to respond, individually. Itís insane. Iíve said bye a thousand times, ignored, called the kids over to me to act like weíre about to do a lesson. He just doesnít get it. Please go.
08-30-2019 07:46 AM
CountryRoads Please just pick up your kids and GO.

I do not want you hanging around for 20 minutes talking to my husband (who usually hides in our room when dcd is here, but wasn't fast enough last night) - especially when you are my last pick-up.

To make matters worse, dcd let his kids run wild all over our yard and did not keep an eye on them ONCE. So, that left me watching them and making sure they weren't going to get hurt.

It wasn't until my husband asked me if I was ready to go to town (excuse to get dcd to leave) that he got the hint.

Oh, and I had to round up his kids because he was just yelling at them to get in the car, but of course they didn't listen.

Do parents really think that we don't have anything else to do once their child goes home?? Our days don't end at the last pick-up!
08-29-2019 01:48 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
Not really a vent but DCM who was suppose to enroll her child but changed her mind because i moved and she didnt like my location and age-range change..contacted me today saying they dont like the new daycare and wondering if i still have a spot open. Nope.
Thats what you get for stiffing me my holding fee.you asked for it back after you said my changes were ok and then changed ur mind again saying it wasnt, so you felt you deserved your holding fee back. Now you wish you never did that.
Too bad.
Right or wrong, I take pride in those moments, too.
08-29-2019 01:40 PM
MomBoss Not really a vent but DCM who was suppose to enroll her child but changed her mind because i moved and she didnt like my location and age-range change..contacted me today saying they dont like the new daycare and wondering if i still have a spot open. Nope.
Thats what you get for stiffing me my holding fee.you asked for it back after you said my changes were ok and then changed ur mind again saying it wasnt, so you felt you deserved your holding fee back. Now you wish you never did that.
Too bad.
08-28-2019 05:31 AM
CeridwenLynne
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
We have a no cell phone policy at our center because we had an incident happen on the playground with a child and when the teachers got questioned about it, no one knew what happened or how it happened because they were on their cell phones when they were suppose to be watching the children. The parent pulled out the child because of it
We are allowed to have our cell phones on us in case of an emergency but we are NOT supposed to use them while supervising children. This particular teacher I mentioned is extremely bad about checking her emails and facebook throughout the day. Sheís sneaky about it too checking while the kids are being sent to the potty or while they are eating lunch or snack. Iím waiting for the director or assistant director to catch her and give her a written warning as sheís already been verbally warned. Whatís so important about Facebook or a text that you are willing to risk your job and possibly your career? This young lady wants to eventually open a home day care.
08-27-2019 10:56 AM
springvalley112 Sent one kid home yesterday throwing up, one kid with a fever due to teething (employee's child) and one today with diarrhea
08-26-2019 09:54 AM
springvalley112 We have a no cell phone policy at our center because we had an incident happen on the playground with a child and when the teachers got questioned about it, no one knew what happened or how it happened because they were on their cell phones when they were suppose to be watching the children. The parent pulled out the child because of it
08-24-2019 05:20 AM
CeridwenLynne Yesterday I had to work in a different classroom because the lead teacher was sick with a stomach bug. Her assistant is not yet certified to be alone or work with one of our new subs so I was transferred to that room. I have not worked in that room before so I told R. that we should follow the same schedule D. does as 2 1/2 to 3 yos need consistency. This worked well for the most part except for the fact that I caught R. playing with her cellphone several times. She did it when I thought I wasnít watching. When we were getting the kids ready for bed she said she would help the kids potty while I lay out cots and helped them make their beds. Several times I looked over my shoulder and saw her texting or facebooking while a child was sitting on the potty. Earlier in the day I saw her do the same thing while we were on the playground. I questioned this and she told me she was texting D. to let her know how the day was going. I donít believe her and even so she should have stepped out of the room.
08-22-2019 05:16 PM
springvalley112 People have no consideration for anyone anymore or their policies. Had a girl once put in her notice via TEXT! Her text read, "I'm getting married & I quit"
08-21-2019 11:46 AM
Unregistered why is it so difficult to fallow policy's? how hard is it to give a two weeks notice?

had a mom try to tell me Friday might be her kids last day. She wants to put her kid in an expensive preschool that she hasn't even toured yet.

I said nope you have to give a two weeks notice to withdrawal. her eye balls popped out of her head. Really cant believe she tried to give me two days notice.

people drive me bonkers! fallow my policy's.

I also HATE losing kids to preschool.
08-21-2019 07:25 AM
CountryRoads Dcm is such a complainer. About everything. Everyday at drop-off and pick-up, I have to listen to some rant about how her child is so difficult and how hard she has it with a child like him. Which are things that are very minor and normal, IMO.

Every. Single. Day.
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