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Old 07-25-2014, 12:51 PM
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Used my backbone again! Mom texted me and said she can't pay me tonight, gave an excuse. I told her she will have to pay the late fee and now my husband and I have to reschedule our date for tonight. I really want to double my late fee! I am really ticked but glad I didn't let it slide!
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:53 PM
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Used my backbone again! Mom texted me and said she can't pay me tonight, gave an excuse. I told her she will have to pay the late fee and now my husband and I have to reschedule our date for tonight. I really want to double my late fee! I am really ticked but glad I didn't let it slide!
My late fee double with EACH occurrence.

First late fee = $10 per day
Second late = $20 per day
Third late = $30 per day OR immediate termination.

GOOD job enforcing your policies!!
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:54 PM
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They say it gets easier every time!
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:56 PM
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Good for you!! She should be sorry she put you in that position! It's cute the way your Tigger mimics the mood of this post
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:01 PM
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BC, I'm going to put that in my contract, fantastic idea!

I'm really upset about it, a lot upset about it and my husband is really angry. I know the excuse is a lie. We shouldn't have to reschedule!

Thanks! I love Tigger and he fits perfect with the post :-)
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:18 PM
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Good for you. Payment for your service should not be late. Using your backbone does get a lot easier...and then you get to the point where you're saying stuff/calling parents out and wondering, "Hmmm, should I have said that or kept it in my head?"
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:31 PM
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for using your backbone . Sorry you have to reschedule .
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:41 PM
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:54 PM
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You can either pay me on Friday by 6 in full OR I charge a fee of $50 to pay Monday morning. I hated being disrupted over the weekend!
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:58 PM
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Great job!!
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:05 PM
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Way to go! I'm sorry about your date though.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:09 PM
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What was her excuse? And what was her response?

Good for you!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:11 PM
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I used to do the daily increase, but it was not enough and it caused weekend issues that I don't want to deal with.

1x late 50$
2x $100
3x 150
4th immediate term
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:13 PM
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My late fee double with EACH occurrence.

First late fee = $10 per day
Second late = $20 per day
Third late = $30 per day OR immediate termination.

GOOD job enforcing your policies!!
so what do you do when they come and try to pay on weekends??

I know you don't provide care from your home, so how does that play out.'


curious to know how you make it work.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:16 PM
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For your backbone! I bet it feels good YAY!
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:47 PM
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so what do you do when they come and try to pay on weekends??

I know you don't provide care from your home, so how does that play out.'


curious to know how you make it work.
I don't accept payments on the weekends

Not only is it physically impossible since I am not at my daycare on the weekends but I don't conduct business outside of business hours.

I include that info in my enrollment paperwork just so parents know it isn't an option.

For those parents that pay via electronic bank transfers, I still charge a late fee until Monday. Because let's say they deposit or transfer money on Saturday. The money is not available to me until Monday when it posts to my account so therefore since the money is not available to me, it's late.

"Available" is the key word.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:59 PM
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I don't accept payments on the weekends

Not only is it physically impossible since I am not at my daycare on the weekends but I don't conduct business outside of business hours.

I include that info in my enrollment paperwork just so parents know it isn't an option.

For those parents that pay via electronic bank transfers, I still charge a late fee until Monday. Because let's say they deposit or transfer money on Saturday. The money is not available to me until Monday when it posts to my account so therefore since the money is not available to me, it's late.

"Available" is the key word.
so then really your late fee is $30. plus $10 a day ....

yes???
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:08 PM
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so then really your late fee is $30. plus $10 a day ....

yes???
yep.

Unless you are one of my long term families grandfathered in to pay on Monday. I still have 2 families that pay on Monday since that was the arrangement we made years ago upon entrance and I just never messed with their payment schedule because they never paid late. But if they did, they would not automatically get saddled with the late fees for days that fall on a weekend.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:09 PM
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yep.
sneaky.....lol I like it.......
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:12 PM
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I used to say that my late fee was $10 per day. But parents tried to pay over the weekend and would call or show up un-invited to try and save $10 -$20l

So I just changed my contract to say that if I am not paid by 6PM on Friday evening, it must wait until Monday morning and will be $30 extra.

No excuses and I do NOT do business over the weekend.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:15 PM
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What was her excuse? And what was her response?

Good for you!!!!!
Hubby forgot to leave the money when he left for work, he works 45 minutes away and gets off at 9. I asked her why she can't go to the ATM and she said they don't keep money in the bank account bc the child support (for a different child, not hers) would take it all. Plus her name isn't on it, he gives an allowance from an account. It doesn't make any sense! PLUS she is now 15 minutes late and he has been the only child for the last 3 hours!
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:17 PM
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Hubby forgot to leave the money when he left for work, he works 45 minutes away and gets off at 9. I asked her why she can't go to the ATM and she said they don't keep money in the bank account bc the child support (for a different child, not hers) would take it all. Plus her name isn't on it, he gives an allowance from an account. It doesn't make any sense! PLUS she is now 15 minutes late and he has been the only child for the last 3 hours!


Well tell her hubs better take out enough to cover the late pick up fee too when he does get the money to her.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:22 PM
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Well tell her hubs better take out enough to cover the late pick up fee too when he does get the money to her.
Yep! I think I should raise the late pick up fee too! The little extra isn't worth the extra time. I have it as $5 for the first 15 minutes and $1 per minute after.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:06 PM
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Yep! I think I should raise the late pick up fee too! The little extra isn't worth the extra time. I have it as $5 for the first 15 minutes and $1 per minute after.
Mine is $20 inconvenience fee AND $1 per minute.

Second late pick up is $40 inconvenience fee AND $2 per minute.

and so on and so on.

If parents are going to be disrespectful then I better be able to make some easy money off them.

Although the whole point of hefty late fees to make a point not to just earn a few extra bucks.

I'd prefer NO late anything verses the money.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:16 PM
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Mine is $20 inconvenience fee AND $1 per minute.

Second late pick up is $40 inconvenience fee AND $2 per minute.

and so on and so on.

If parents are going to be disrespectful then I better be able to make some easy money off them.

Although the whole point of hefty late fees to make a point not to just earn a few extra bucks.

I'd prefer NO late anything verses the money.
Actually, I did an inconvenience fee of $50 per day for ncns ONCE; if they did it again they were termed.

Also, I am also a surrogate (I know there are a couple others here) and in my contract, I put my "higher order" multiples (meaning carrying triplets or more) fee pretty high to DISCOURAGE parents to request the transfer of more than 1- 2 embryos

And it works! My IP's know I will NOT transfer more than 1-2 embryos and if I do, then they will pay a hefty price, so they don't bother to ask.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:22 PM
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Mom was 28 minutes late.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:24 AM
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Ugh--that sucks! Has she paid? I've never done the late pick up fees in increments, as in a certain amount for the first 15 min. They'll use the whole 15 minutes....what's an extra $5 or $10, you know? Mine is $2 per minute, beginning right at 5:31. I've hardly ever had to enforce it, and never had a family be late again after being charged.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:07 AM
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Ugh--that sucks! Has she paid? I've never done the late pick up fees in increments, as in a certain amount for the first 15 min. They'll use the whole 15 minutes....what's an extra $5 or $10, you know? Mine is $2 per minute, beginning right at 5:31. I've hardly ever had to enforce it, and never had a family be late again after being charged.
She paid on Saturday. I've only had to use the late pick up fee once...only unforced it twice. Friday and a few months ago. I do try to be understanding bc things do happen. Like last Tuesday a mom got off work 15 minutes early and came to pick up but there was a big accident and she was 10 minutes late. The accident was big enough to be on the news.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:20 AM
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She paid on Saturday. I've only had to use the late pick up fee once...only unforced it twice. Friday and a few months ago. I do try to be understanding bc things do happen. Like last Tuesday a mom got off work 15 minutes early and came to pick up but there was a big accident and she was 10 minutes late. The accident was big enough to be on the news.
Yes, I agree! Sometimes it really is out of their control. I'm understanding about that, too. The thing that prompted me to write in my late pick up policy was a family that would give me the old "I thought Dad was picking up/I thought Mom was picking up!" Yeah, I'm not missing out on MY kids' sporting events, dance performances, etc because parents can't get it together. I've also had a parent text me close to the end of the day to ask if I had plans right after closing time.....the answer is always YES! They don't have to know that the plans are collapsing on the couch.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:46 AM
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Actually, I did an inconvenience fee of $50 per day for ncns ONCE; if they did it again they were termed.

Also, I am also a surrogate (I know there are a couple others here) and in my contract, I put my "higher order" multiples (meaning carrying triplets or more) fee pretty high to DISCOURAGE parents to request the transfer of more than 1- 2 embryos

And it works! My IP's know I will NOT transfer more than 1-2 embryos and if I do, then they will pay a hefty price, so they don't bother to ask.
This is awesome! How many times have you been a surrogate?
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:44 PM
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I need some backbone. I let everyone walk right over me and pay me far less then I deserve.
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