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Old 08-09-2019, 04:07 AM
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Talking Well That's a New One

Maybe it's because I haven't had any caffeine yet, but I found this way too funny.

Had a lady call yesterday about care. Emailed her my Policy Handbook/ Contract for them to look over before setting up an interview. Got her reply overnight.

She red penned it and sent it back with the changes that would make my "employment" fit their needs!!!!!!

Not big changes y'all. She just

Took out the late fee section
Changed payment date from first Monday of pay period to the last Friday
Took out 2 paid holidays (my Birthday and Anniversary)
Deleted the rule against toys from home
Changed the provision that parents have to use their vacation weeks in full week increments and not piecemeal day here/ day there.

I don't think my response will be to her liking.

Don't worry- I kept it professional no matter how much I wanted to reply with "ARE YOU @#$%ING KIDDING ME!!!!"
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:14 AM
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Oh my. Lol How could you stay professional? Maybe it's easier writing it out to them but after I got done laughing my response to a person like that, I'd have to tell them sorry, that's not how it works. UNLESS she'd like to pay for insurance, and every single thing an employer pays for. Has she never had her kid in dc before? Wouldn't she be a piece of work to enroll??!!
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:27 AM
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NO.WORDS.

Literally, I have no words for this. Please tell me you were at least a little sarcastic in your response?! Hahaha

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Old 08-09-2019, 05:16 AM
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Oh dear!!! WHAT did you say back? I think I would enjoy letting them know that my policies aren't negotiable and it doesn't seem like we would be a good fit
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:11 AM
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Oh my goodness!
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:12 AM
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Ok this lady took things up a notch. We have a new bar set for parental behaviour. Looking forward to whomever tops this

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Old 08-09-2019, 06:24 AM
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Ok this lady took things up a notch. We have a new bar set for parental behaviour. Looking forward to whomever tops this

i don't know what would top Dave but I did have a call yesterday with a someone asking if I would discount the second child alot because they had two children but couldn't afford but one child care slot????? I don't have any openings but told them I would put them on the waiting list and she said no because I wouldn't offer a sibling discount
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:01 AM
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NO.WORDS.

Literally, I have no words for this. Please tell me you were at least a little sarcastic in your response?! Hahaha

No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I would be a LOT sarcastic. Just told her I wouldn’t be scheduling an interview as they weren’t a good fit based on a basic misunderstanding of professional/ client relationship. I did give the advice that any program willing to make concessions/ changes like that (especially before even meeting) would be a program they probably wouldn’t like.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:05 AM
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Of course we will need an update if she responds!
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:23 AM
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No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I would be a LOT sarcastic. Just told her I wouldn’t be scheduling an interview as they weren’t a good fit based on a basic misunderstanding of professional/ client relationship. I did give the advice that any program willing to make concessions/ changes like that (especially before even meeting) would be a program they probably wouldn’t like.
Aw man, we were counting on you for some good head-shaking entertainment for this Friday, not such a professional courteous response. And you had the perfect opportunity.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:42 AM
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Aw man, we were counting on you for some good head-shaking entertainment for this Friday, not such a professional courteous response. And you had the perfect opportunity.
Every once in a while self control gets the better of me. I really was laughing too hard to be snarky. The level of cluelessness exhibited was frankly too stunning to mock.

Now if she responds & it's equally ridiculous all bets are off.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:00 AM
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It's like "Im sorry you thought this was negotiable. I would love to go to all the businesses I use and change their contracts, sounds like a fun idea. Thanks for the laughs"
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:04 PM
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Now if she responds & it's equally ridiculous all bets are off.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:13 PM
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It's like "Im sorry you thought this was negotiable. I would love to go to all the businesses I use and change their contracts, sounds like a fun idea. Thanks for the laughs"

Cant believe people think a business contract can be changed. There wouldn't be one then.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:23 PM
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Every once in a while self control gets the better of me. I really was laughing too hard to be snarky. The level of cluelessness exhibited was frankly too stunning to mock.

Now if she responds & it's equally ridiculous all bets are off.
I honestly think this person is too stupid to even get sarcasm!!!
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:52 PM
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I posted this on Facebook and someone came up with a theory that kind of makes sense. They wondered if Mom really doesn't want to find care. Like if she wants to stay home and not go back to work and this is her way of making sure that happens- "No really Dear- I can't find anyone to watch the baby!"

Either way- she never replied.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:39 PM
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That does make sense or it could be she's just that ballsy. I used to live in a cul-de-sac area where 3 of us had home day cares. My next door neighbor showed me the handbook she got back from one of her clients. It was all marked up in red where the dcm had penned in changes to the policies and crossed out entire sections where the dcm apparently didn't agree with a policy at all. I was stunned when I saw it and asked why she took that parent on. She said she had just opened her day care at the time and was desperate for clients. She also thought maybe her policies were maybe too strict. The dcm was another mom in the cul-de-sac and while she could be very nice, she could also be pretty intimidating. I was asked to be a backup for the first provider but I was "full" at the time.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:20 PM
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NO.WORDS.

Literally, I have no words for this. Please tell me you were at least a little sarcastic in your response?! Hahaha

NO KIDDING!!!!! The whole thing is somewhere between hysterically funny and downright scary.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:23 PM
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No because I knew if I was a little sarcastic I would be a LOT sarcastic. Just told her I wouldn’t be scheduling an interview as they weren’t a good fit based on a basic misunderstanding of professional/ client relationship. Funny!


I did give the advice that any program willing to make concessions/ changes like that (especially before even meeting) would be a program they probably wouldn’t like.
Truth.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:38 AM
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I posted this on Facebook and someone came up with a theory that kind of makes sense. They wondered if Mom really doesn't want to find care. Like if she wants to stay home and not go back to work and this is her way of making sure that happens- "No really Dear- I can't find anyone to watch the baby!"
It's possible.

Although, I've run into so many egotistical families with the mentality: YOU work for ME in this business, that I think they're really just that entitled.
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She made my day!!!
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:50 AM
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Haha!!!! No. Just no.
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