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Old 01-14-2013, 08:07 PM
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Default Grrrrr....

No call no show interview tonight! UGH! I HATE it! Such a huge waste of stress, preparation, cleaning the house, and keeping my DS in a good mood, clean clothes, fed early, etc. to be prepared and then sitting around.... NO SHOW, NO CALL, NO EMAIL tonight.


Ok, sorry, vent over. This hasn't happened in a really really long time, I just jinxed myself because I just mentioned before my Friday interview how long it's been since a no call no show happened and now for my Monday interview it happened.

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:52 AM
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We keep a blacklist! If we get a no call/no show, we put information (name, phone etc) on a list we keep by the phone. If they call back at a later date (and some have)...the spots are always not available! When somebody has that little respect for my time, they will not be a good client.

My worst ever was years ago. A woman called and talked to me about taking her daughter. She seemed very anxious to interview. My parents were visiting from England at the time. They were leaving the following day. I was going to drive them up to the airport. This woman wanted an interview. I told her I hadn't seen my parents in several years and the next evening wouldn't work as I was taking them to the airport. She begged. My father knew I needed the money at the time and told me that they were insisting on taking the shuttle cab to the airport and that business was important. I told the woman all this and set up an appointment. She acted grateful.

Sooooo...they left on the shuttle. Several hours earlier than I would have had to have taken them.

The *&&^%%$#!! woman never showed or called after begging me to interview. I was heartbroken. I had lost precious hours with my parents (I only see them about every two or three years if they can come over here). They had paid to take the cab.

Then.....the woman had the audacity to call me about a week later and try to set up again. I forgot professionalism and gave her a piece of my mind. She then tried to act as if it wasn't her who called before! Hmmm...same name and same child's name...same phone number....but it's not you??? :

She ended up signing up with a provider I know. She was termed after a short while because she would constantly pick up late (very late) and get mad if she was charged a late fee. She acted as if she was the only person in the world with a life. The child was a spoiled little monster according to the provider. She learned from her mother!
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:05 AM
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That is AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:41 AM
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I vaguely remember years ago I was going camping and someone wanted to interview so i told them I would come back early and halfway home they called and cancelled. at least they called I guess, but it was too late and I had already left to come home!
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:31 AM
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Sorry you were no showed. That does suck!

One thing though, I would never go through all that trouble of preparing for an interview. I clean daily and what you see is what you get. I never go to any great lengths to deep clean and "prepare" my daycare to look perfect.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:10 AM
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It sure does seem to be a common thing to have happen around here. I'm sorry that happened to you. It's SO frustrating, I completely understand. I think about 2/3 of my scheduled interviews are no-shows. May be partially because when they see my address they realize it won't work for them (despite giving pretty precise locational information in most of my ads/phone calls/emails.
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