Daycare.com Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-10-2016, 10:00 AM
KristinsHomeCC's Avatar
KristinsHomeCC KristinsHomeCC is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 137
Default is it Weird/Shady/Inappropriate?

I live in a pretty rural area and am having a hard time finding a back up care sub. To come cover me for doc appts, sick etc.

If anyone has been on Care dot com, you know it costs a pretty penny to be able to contact someone. Is it weird to find them on Facebook and to contact them through there instead of paying the website??

I am all for them making the money. Im just having a hard time deciding ethically if that is OK to do..or if it would seem weird on the other end.

Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-10-2016, 10:04 AM
Thriftylady's Avatar
Thriftylady Thriftylady is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,887
Default

Why would it be any different than when we advertise on Facebook to fill spots? Locally, we have a group just for companies looking to hire and people looking for jobs. Maybe you can start a local group for people who sub and daycares who need a sub?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-10-2016, 10:45 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Our police department advertises on facebook! Hope that helps
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-10-2016, 11:30 AM
CalCare's Avatar
CalCare CalCare is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: California
Posts: 490
Default

On the contrary- I find care.com extremely shady! I wouldn't feel bad going around them getting paid at all. When I signed up with my info once (like 8 years ago maybe different now), all the responses I was getting were clearly fake. There would be the same descriptions of families for jobs in different far away cities/areas. Sometimes there'd be different writing with the same family's pictures, sometimes there's be the same exact writing (that the alleged hiring family wrote) but they'd be in a different city or with different family photos. Super shady. My guess is that they fill it out more with fake jobs and profiles to make it seem more useful- as if there were a lot of people using it when there were really much, much less.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-10-2016, 02:33 PM
MsLisa's Avatar
MsLisa MsLisa is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Dupont, PA
Posts: 292
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalCare View Post
On the contrary- I find care.com extremely shady! I wouldn't feel bad going around them getting paid at all. When I signed up with my info once (like 8 years ago maybe different now), all the responses I was getting were clearly fake. There would be the same descriptions of families for jobs in different far away cities/areas. Sometimes there'd be different writing with the same family's pictures, sometimes there's be the same exact writing (that the alleged hiring family wrote) but they'd be in a different city or with different family photos. Super shady. My guess is that they fill it out more with fake jobs and profiles to make it seem more useful- as if there were a lot of people using it when there were really much, much less.
THIS!!
I'm on there. Besides the occasional obvious fakes like CalCare mentioned, I must have responded to 15 ads looking for care. Not a single word back. So I’m starting to believe that they are all fake ads to get people to sign up. OR parents put up the ad for free and then realize they need to PAY to answer, which is horse sh*t, and they leave. It's incredibly frustrating and the site is well hated on its own FB page.

BUT ANYWAY! Contact them on FB! I don't see anything wrong with it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
assistant - backup, back up care, substitute

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:04 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming