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I cant afford to give my friend a discount for her 2 girls :-(

(10 Posts)
childinjoy Wed 08-Jun-11 15:46:05

I have been looking after these 2 little girls for 3 months, I know their mum and I have been looking after her dd1 until she went to ml to have her dd2. I didnt think and I gave her a massive discount, almost 1 full fee and the other full fee-80%. I can no longer afford to do do that so I have decided to increase my prices starting from september.I'm going to notified it to her next week.

Have you ever been in my situation ?

childinjoy Wed 08-Jun-11 16:00:59


5318008 Wed 08-Jun-11 16:19:29

3 months notice of intention to review and increase prices is fine

however a 20% jump might be hard for the parent, could you stagger it so that you 'catch up' say by April?

moogster1a Wed 08-Jun-11 16:31:39

is that 80% off or do they pay 80% of the full price? if it's 80% off I'm sure she'll realise you can't sustain such a huge discount

childinjoy Wed 08-Jun-11 16:40:42

they pay a little bit under that 80% of the full price.

HSMM Wed 08-Jun-11 21:44:54

You've been lovely to give her a discount up to now. She will have saved a lot of money thanks to your good nature.

ElizabethDarcy Wed 08-Jun-11 22:20:08

Just be frank with her, and let her know you cannot hold that discount any more.

thebody Wed 08-Jun-11 22:23:46

if shes a true friend she will understand..and be grateful that she has had such a good deal so far.. dont feel bad..

my tip though.. never mind for friends,, business is business.. friends are friends.. dont mix the two

Ripeberry Thu 09-Jun-11 07:21:54

NEVER give discounts for friends. It always ends in tears sad

childinjoy Thu 09-Jun-11 08:17:07

I have learned my lesson for sure, thank you for your help !

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