View Full Version : Wish me luck everyone.

11-11-2009, 02:02 PM
Hi all, well tonights the night I have called a meeting with mindees mum (2 brothers) regarding her shift work and holding places open (see previous post titled shift workers)
I have told her it is to do a contract review as she is moving this week anyway but I am going to tell her that I cannot afford to hold 5 days open for her and she only wants 2 !!! this is term time and holidays so I could be losing out on other mindees!!!
I have decided that I want paying for the places I am holding open!!!
I feel very anxious about seeing her later but if I don't say anything I will feel as though I am being taken for granted iyswim.
Anyway please wish me luck and hope she is ok about it :blush:
x x x x

11-11-2009, 02:03 PM
Good luck and stick to your guns!!!:thumbsup:

Pudding Girl
11-11-2009, 02:03 PM
not read other post I don't think , but good luck! I can't see how she can say you aren't being reasonable about it.

11-11-2009, 02:04 PM
GOOD LUCK hope it goes ok for you, fingers crossed x

11-11-2009, 02:04 PM
Good Luck Zoe , I hope it goes well and the parent understands its a big ask, I totally agree with you you could lose out on other potential contracts and therefore income by holding her days she doesnt need for nothing xxxx

11-11-2009, 02:06 PM
Best of luck - hope she takes it well - stick to your guns

Miffy xx

11-11-2009, 02:08 PM
Good Luck :thumbsup:

11-11-2009, 04:06 PM
Good luck hunni and don't let her make you feel guilty! If she needs different days each week she will have to pay you for them all.


Chatterbox Childcare
11-11-2009, 05:43 PM
I am sure that you have made the right decision for your business. Just be friendly but assertive and you will be fine.

Let us know how you go.

11-11-2009, 09:19 PM
Well she came, I explained the situation and made sure she understood what I was doing and why........ she just said "I will do whatever is best for you" :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: sorted :) All this worry for nothing!!!
If I was to take anymore shift workers on this is the way I will do it.

Debbie thank you sooooo much for taking the time to explain all this to me I would never have done it without you :) x x x

11-11-2009, 09:21 PM
That's great news - well done!

Miffy xx

11-11-2009, 09:27 PM

i have a child who is different days each week, i insisted that mum pay for all 5 to hold the space, that or risk me not having the days she needed :D

11-11-2009, 09:34 PM
Glad it got sorted out ok for you :)