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Old 08-30-2010, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ninosqueridos View Post
did the dcp's ever ask you to "hold" a spot until they found another job?

I'm losing my first dcb (this is his last week) whom I've had almost a year now due to dcm being laid off. Right now the future is unknown of course...she is looking for employment both in & out of state, or perhaps contemplating going back to school part-time, etc....and she is suggesting that she wants dcb to have his space here and come one day per week here just to play since he loves it here in the meantime.

Um, I CANNOT hold a full-time spot so he can come play one day per week....and everything is so up in the air. She had been interviewing all over anyway since the beginning of the year with no luck.

DCM is coming over to talk to me tomorrow am about

all of this and what she's thinking. I'm thinking to tell her fine, she can bring
dcb ONE set day per week, but that if I find someone to fill his spot, I wouldhave to let him go. HOW DO I SAY THAT IN A NICE WAY?? Should I even bother stringing them along like that? I'm afraidshe will want to drop-in here & there for interviews, etc and I really don't
want that as she's the chatty-stay-for-an-hour-at-drop-off type. Oy

ANY advice would be most appreciated - thanks!!!
my advice would be to ask yourself the likelyhood of her actually coming back full time. She could actually just be
stringing YOU along by saying she's going to bring him only one day a week. If I were in your shoes, I'd tell her I could only hold the spot if she paid you a monthly fee( mine is $100/month with a three month limit )and after that, there are no guarantees.
Also, if she doesn't want to pay the fee, just politely tell her that you don't provide drop in care. I don't either bc it just seems to throw off our schedule,and to be honest, it's not worth the time.

Good luck!
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