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22-01-2008, 10:19 AM
right im so annoyed, why do friends think they can take advantage.
I childminded my friends kids up until last month. she told me she wont need me anymore so i said yes ok you will owe me 4 weeks fees, pay me when you get your last pay cheque. today she comes over today and say i only owe you 3 weeks as you took a week of in december for xmas. no she owes me 5 weeks to date actually so with my week taken off it rounds it off to 4 weeks and also in the contract it says, when you decide you dont need me anymore you have to give 4 weeks notice, meaning pay me 4 weeks.
she has said yes i will pay you the 480 up until she goes to pay me.

also the lady who enquired about childminding a week ago hasnt got back to me to say whether she needs me or not.

ok rant over and breathe

22-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Oh what a morning you are having Kelly

Friends who would have them

I know a few of them have said here they will not mind for friends because they are the worst
Poor you hope she pays you what she owes you

Hope that parent contacts you also

Come and join our forum party in the lounge later with the naughty members and one good member - ME
You need a bit of fun

Angel xx

22-01-2008, 10:24 AM
poor you kelly i think thats the only problem friends and family do seem to take advantage abit you just got to keep being strong well done you :clapping:

22-01-2008, 10:27 AM
i am staying strong, i dont think they realise this isnt extra money for me this is my job, this is a business, there is no favours unless i want to put myself out. I have been paitient and very good to her as there has been problems in the past that i let go. I dont think i will childmind friends children again

22-01-2008, 10:49 AM
I think staying clear of friends in the future with regard toi childminding is a good idea! I had a bad experience with a friend, luckily we did resolve it but for a while it looked liked our friendship was ruined.

Hope you get all you are owed!


22-01-2008, 11:10 AM
I like it when mindee parents turn into friends through the years... I have met some lovely people that way!

I would never mind for friends... :panic:

22-01-2008, 11:13 AM
I like it when mindee parents turn into friends through the years... I have met some lovely people that way!

I would never mind for friends... :panic:

i agree sarah it's a lovely friendship with a common bond although now i am at an age where my friendships are with the grandparents more than the mothers

22-01-2008, 01:13 PM
I hope you get it sorted Kelly.
One thing you don't expect is for friends, called that for a reason, to become problems. You expect people who care about you to understand more than most that you have a family to feed and a job to do. It is your services, not theirs.
I expect they like to think you do it as a favour for them as you care about them as friends do.
I have an equiry to look after my cousins little girl after school, but I am having serious doubts about it.