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CM CLUB:Another tricky one for me!

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StrawberrySnowflakes · 02/02/2007 19:21

mum of mindee has said she would be keeping her dd off one day next week..she is aware of contracted hours but is off so keeping her dd with her..fine!
today when she picked dd up she asked if i had made any plans for the day she 'didnt' need me?, i said yes and explained what and she said 'oh'..turns out shed just made an app in afternoon and wanted me to have her, i said i could helpher in morn but had arranged app in afty as she had said i wasnt needed, she was fine and said ok. her hours differ the week after, i will only be having her dd two days albeit over night meaning 33 hours constant, she said she didnt want to bring her the other days with her being off and family would have her at wekend when she would be working........sooooooooooo...

discussing things with dp tonight and i felt a bit rotton being that she is paying me for my 'day off'from her dd next week, even though she said i wasnt needed, so rang her now and said i would look after her dd and would change my plans, but its too late as shes already canclled, she was lovely about it, but i do feel

then....part two of my saga...her dd is contracted for a certain amount of hours per day.....meaning if she doesnt come three days next week that will be 24 hours paid that she hasnt of saying x amount of hours a day, should i add them together to make a weekly total and take off the overnight hours??????????
my head says no, as it is in her contract and i am able to work(will still be looking after other mindee anyway)shes just keeping her off and i will lose a lot of money, but my soft arsed heart is saying yes??..argh..its never straight forward!

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StrawberrySnowflakes · 02/02/2007 19:31

ok im off to do big relying on you lot to tell me to straighten up and fly right!

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smeeinit · 02/02/2007 19:41

strawb......straighten up and fly right!!!!

charge her! shes messed you around at the end of the day,doesnt want you,does want you.....................?

do you charge different for overnight hours?
if so i would DEFINATLY not be taking that of what she should pay you by contracted hours.

she must have known when she signed up taht you charge for contracted hours that are not used?


shosha · 02/02/2007 19:47

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StrawberrySnowflakes · 03/02/2007 08:36

..yeah she did know from ofset that she was contracted for certain amount and it was worded each day, ie: 8 hours a day 5 days a week and yes i charge more overnight, so would be getting a weeks wages for those two days(inc overnight), but at the end of the day, this job is low paid anyway and those three days before hand plus the overnight would be my kind of overtime/bonus ehatever wouldnt it??

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saltire · 03/02/2007 08:46

Strawbs, you do get them don't you?
Smee's right,she has it all down in her contract.


dmo · 03/02/2007 19:12

strawberrry you have to hardern up (easy for me to say)
the parent knows what you charge so wont expect you to drop/lower your fees let her pay
anyway to find a cm that does overnight care is wonderful and she must value you your a star

new parents came to me on friday wanting her 3 yr old son looked after monday and tuesday(she has just adopted him) she wants me to pick him up from nursery at 12pm and have him till 5pm she said "of course i will pay you for the full day" and i had to bite my lip cause i would have said "no its ok just pay me from 12" so feeling smug at mo


StrawberrySnowflakes · 03/02/2007 19:34

LOL Saltire, i think its just my inexperience TBH!

DMO!, cool about your new mindee!, id be the same as you, we must both me softy's, but if she offers, you didnt expect her to apy full day, she offered and they prob can claim some back anyway.nice one

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