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Unregistered 01:25 PM 05-20-2011
So today I had to drop off and pick up a new DCB at a preschool grad party and I could have sworn that the DCM said it was at 11;30-1:30. I even wrote that time down. My daughter told me at 1;00 that we had to go get him, and I said no at 1;30. She said that she heard her say 1:00pm. So now im second guessing myself, so i packed up the kids so fast and drove there. as i was pulling in the parking lot his teacher called me and said that DCB is waiting for you.......... i told her im right here and i must have got my times wrong. So i go in and get him and his aunt is sitting there with DCB and looking all like ha ha your in trouble. I told them that DCM said 11:30-1:30 and im sorry. They said thats ok. Ya right! I was 15 min late. I will be telling DCM about this and will apologize.

Has this ever happened to anyone else and did you get fired?
I hope i dont, it was truly a mistake.
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sharlan 02:50 PM 05-20-2011
Will the parents be charged a late pick up fee?
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Unregistered 03:01 PM 05-20-2011
No i think you need to re-read! I picked up one of my DCB from a school party late.
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sharlan 03:30 PM 05-20-2011
No, I didn't need to reread what you said. YOU picked up a daycare child from his preschool late. Most preschools and daycares charge a late fee when a child is picked up late. Will the parents be charged for a late pick up because you were late?
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cheerfuldom 07:00 AM 05-21-2011
I would hope you wouldn't get fired for being late one time. People make mistakes, you're only human. Make sure mom writes the note in advance anytime a schedule is changed, not just a verbal reminder.
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PitterPatter 08:33 AM 05-21-2011
I'm sorry there was a mix up. Sometimes parents make mistakes too so it is possible she said 1:30. Just be thankful u had a sweet little reminder.

This is why I get so much in writing right down to the parents work schedules and vacations. Then they can't come back and say "I said such and such" Uh no u didn't here's your writing.

I hope they don't "fire" u. Everyone makes mistakes and u were there just a lil late so I would think u will be ok. Good luck update us!
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Sunshine44 06:06 AM 05-23-2011
Oh no! It seems like an honest mistake, so I hope they don't fire you...but try to think about how you would feel if they were the late ones and you were there waiting...You would probably be pretty upset, so I guess don't be surprised if they are upset. Just apologize and see where it goes.
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Country Kids 08:24 PM 05-23-2011
What I find sad is his mom wasn't even at his preschool grad party. Couldn't the aunt have helped get him back to your house. I don't mind transporting children for field trips and such that I plan but there is no way I would be responsible for getting them back and forth to preschool/school and such.
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Cat Herder 05:29 AM 05-24-2011
Originally Posted by Country Kids:
What I find sad is his mom wasn't even at his preschool grad party. Couldn't the aunt have helped get him back to your house. I don't mind transporting children for field trips and such that I plan but there is no way I would be responsible for getting them back and forth to preschool/school and such.
Sing it Sister!!!
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DaisyMamma 07:35 AM 05-24-2011
That's very sad that his own parents werent at the party. Was the aunt at the party?
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Unregistered 07:43 AM 05-24-2011
His aunt was at the grad party cause her own child goes to the same preschool. Anyway DCM wasnt mad at me, she also thought she may have said 1:30, cause the next party started at that time. So all is good. DCM was at his grad ceremony, but not the party, she has to work, no choice.

Thanks all for your opinions.
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momma2girls 07:56 AM 05-24-2011
Originally Posted by lymemomma:
That's very sad that his own parents werent at the party. Was the aunt at the party?
I agree, where were his parents? I would never do this.
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