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Old 08-10-2011, 11:57 AM
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Found on Craigslist today.

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I am offering childcare at my house Mondays-Fridays anytime you would need someone to watch your child. I am also available for babysitting if you are looking for a date night on the weekends or during the week in the evenings. If you currently have a childcare provider now I will offer $25 less than what you are paying with them.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:01 PM
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HOLY CRAP! That really sucks.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:02 PM
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Wow, that's brutal. I never understand why other providers need to cut each other up in their ads.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:06 PM
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Wow! That's awful.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:07 PM
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that really sucks!!!! I would hope parents aren't just out to save $25 and would consider what type of person does that but I know, I hope for too much.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:07 PM
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The sad thing is, rates around here have lowered so much this year that parents are already only paying $75-90 per week. I saw a couple of ads today for people doing it for $65 weekly. She's going to charge $25 less than those folks?
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:18 PM
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that really sucks!!!! I would hope parents aren't just out to save $25 and would consider what type of person does that but I know, I hope for too much.

Some parents would consider that, but sadly some others wouldn't.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:32 PM
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You get what you pay for.

$85.00 - $125.00wk is the range around here for full-time.

With $25wk for SA's.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:32 PM
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The norm here is $125 to $150 for full time care. I have seen as low as $90 recently.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:47 PM
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The sad thing is, rates around here have lowered so much this year that parents are already only paying $75-90 per week. I saw a couple of ads today for people doing it for $65 weekly. She's going to charge $25 less than those folks?
Well, once she starts making $40/week for doing a not so easy job, she may be quickly changing her rates, lol.
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Honestly, I'm never threatened by other providers. Its a free economy, and if people want to do it at night.ect..more power to them. If a parent wants to leave and go to another provider who is lower....then those parents are usually ones I don't want!!

This lady is probably doing a lot of providers a favor in my book.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:03 PM
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Good Lord!!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:04 PM
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The kind of parent who will leave a high quality, well established daycare just to save $25 isn't the kind of parent I want.
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This lady is probably doing a lot of providers a favor in my book.
A PITA filter...
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:11 PM
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Wow... I wonder if someone could convince her that they were paying $20 a week... in that case, she'd owe the parent $5.

I agree... she's the PITA filter.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:22 PM
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I didn't think of it that way!
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Can you imagine if an extreme couponer gets a hold of her ad? That'd be so much fun to observe.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:41 PM
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If you currently have a childcare provider now I will offer $25 less than what you are paying with them.

She'll be getting calls telling her the parents actually pay 25 a week so will that be free then?

I really don't have a problem with people doing day care for super cheap. I think it's necessary in this economy to have a large portion of the kids going to child care being cared for by people who are not being properly compensated for the level of work. It's necessary to have a large number of kids going to inexperienced providers and short term providers.

It's the same in the food system. It's the dollar menu mentality. There's a huge market for super cheap unhealthy food that comes to the system from workers who are not being well compensated for their work. There's a bigger market for cheap and unhealthy then there is healthy and fair priced food.

There's a huge market for cheap. HUGE The people who want to offer that will be met with a ton of customers. I don't begrudge that avenue for providers. It's the obvious direction to go when you need to make money. There's so many people doing care who CAN'T make more money in the work force. The cheap day care IS the best they can do financially for themselves.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:42 PM
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Refer all of your RAGE Babies to her! hehe! (and your worst DC Parents as well!)

This COULD work to your benefit.
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