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coolconfidentme 03:20 AM 11-12-2013
As I'm getting dressed I heard someone at my door. First the door knob, then knocking. Knocking harder.., followed by a text from a parent, "Will you unlock the door?" More knocking. I reply, "Give me a minute." More knocking. I unlock the door at 5:30am.

PARENT: Where were you?
ME: In the apartment upstairs.
PARENT: Why didn't you unlock the door?
ME: Do you start work early because someone else is early? I don't.
PARENT: It's cold out there.
ME: You contractually have 30 minutes drop off time. You only work 10 minutes from here. You might consider sleeping more, that's what I tried to do. (I then smiled as I took the baby.)
PARENT: I'm sorry. I figured with the the weather....
ME: Nope. Do you want to contract for more time?
PARENT: No.

(As she leaves I high five the baby & tell her mommy won't do that again!)
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BumbleBee 03:33 AM 11-12-2013
Nice :-) She probably won't do that again!
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Unregistered 04:24 AM 11-12-2013
Wait? What? Her drop off time is at 6a.m. and she came at 5:30a.m.? Nope,never!
She would have stood outside for a half hour with her cold self.Do you have an opening time or contracted times.Can you charge her a fee?
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coolconfidentme 05:04 AM 11-12-2013
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
Wait? What? Her drop off time is at 6a.m. and she came at 5:30a.m.? Nope,never!
She would have stood outside for a half hour with her cold self.Do you have an opening time or contracted times.Can you charge her a fee?
She has to be at work at 6am & was at my door at 5:10am. My contract gives a parent half an hour before/after work for drop off/pick up. I live in a small town & I can run to the other side of it in less than a half an hour. I only have a dollar a minute late fee, but once I did ask a parent if they wanted to pay that for early drop off time. (She wanted to stop by Walmart before work.) She declined & said she would wait in her car. BAM!
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Unregistered 05:51 AM 11-12-2013
Yikes! How do you know when the first child will be there in the morning? So you don't actually have a set "open" time? I guess I'm a big meanie because they can't come even one minute early.I open at 7:00a.m. but still do contracted times. So if your drop off is at 8:00a.m. and you need to come earlier they have to ask 24 hours in advance and get approval.
I do give a 15 minute grace period for pick up.
What a way to start your day! Were you even awake?
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melilley 06:43 AM 11-12-2013
I love your replies to dcm, especially the sleep part!
I need to find my backbone to be able to say things to parents!
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MotherNature 08:37 AM 11-12-2013
Nice backbone!
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Meeko 09:36 AM 11-12-2013
Way ta go!
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