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    Its Christmas week and I have just been to collect three mindies. All who owe money from last week and for this week, have not paid!!!!!

    I was hoping to use this for my Christmas food shop. Im actually in tears because I cannot believe the nerve of some people. Its ****** hard for everyone at the minute, me included.

    What makes it worse that one of these people is a close friend. (please see my other threads about not working for friends, so regret it) I regret it even more now.

    So now credit card will be even more higher.
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    maybe a polite phone call later to remind them to pay when they pick up

    i think parents think we dont need paying in winter

    one of mine still hasnt paid for november yet
    One life live it

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    I agree, give them a ring and be politly forceful that it has to be paid today.

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    No even more upset, im actually in floodys now. My friend has just come over and ive asked where the her oldest daughter (12 years) is as I have her bkd in mon / tue / wed all day, she said shes decided not to come. Ive said well you'll have to pay as ive turned others away. She said "well I didnt think she was in your numbers as shes over 8". I said dont worry about then.

    Im so angry because Im such a walk over and now Ive just lost £75. She's not really a friend is she. Im so upset, its Christmas week .....
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    What on earth has it got to do with numbers??? The majority of my work are with over 8's.

    I wouldn't let it go personally - £75 is a lot of money.


    Big hug for you.xx.

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    bless you

    tell her it states in your contract that if she doesnt turn up its full fees actually and that over 8s do count friend or not.

    she knows what she doing. my hubby always says to me count to 10 or more before you say yes and no. and it does work
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    Katie = massive hugs to you.

    Dry you tears and put your professional head on for a little bit.

    Ring these people and just politely explain that you will be expecting payment today at the close of business - have your invoices ready.

    As to your friends 12 yr old - never mind that they aren't "included in numbers" you had her booked in and expect payment - it is NOT your fault or problem that daughter/parent has decided she is not coming - you have turned away other business, got things prepared and had outlay. Prepare the invoice and give it to her - saying she caught you on the hop and at a particuarly low moment and you do STILL expect payment.

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    Poor you. Thats a lot of money to lose in Xmas week. I have made it a policy that if they book holiday time and dont use it they still have to pay.
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    Bless you honey!!! Wish I could make things better for you. Unfortunately it's a fact of life that nice people get taken advantage of. I would have billed for what they all booked for weeks ago but I am incredibly harsh. I would definitely call the others that owe you and request money is paid today and then work out how you can do it differently so it doesn't happen again. I sent polite but forceful letters with my Jan invoices and mine all paid by internet banking the day they got them.

    I ope you can sort this out. It is so not fair of them to upset you at anytime never mind Christmas week

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    Yes, don't let it go. You are already upset - so getting the invoices ready and getting the money at the end of the day will mean you are perhaps still upset but at least not broke.

    The financial side of CM is the worst part I think ((Katie))

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    Thank you for all your reply's. I dont know what Id do without you lot. Im a bit better now but still angry a friend can treat me this way. Gonna do the invoices later when Ive calmed down a bit x
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    Id definately make the call. You could very thoughtfully remind them to drop by the bank on the way to collect their child to save them making another trip TODAY. As for your friend..... what sort of friend takes advantage of you, upsets you and leaves you short of money at Christmas time? In my opinion....one you can live without

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    Im so sorry you have been treated this way! I know how horrible it is to not be paid and to be expecting payment that you have plans for. I would send an invoice for the hours booked - £75 is a lot of money and if she booked them she should have to pay for them. I charge for booked hours unless appropriate notice of cancellation is given

    hope you have a good xmas sweet x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsqueak View Post
    Katie = massive hugs to you.

    Dry you tears and put your professional head on for a little bit.

    Ring these people and just politely explain that you will be expecting payment today at the close of business - have your invoices ready.

    As to your friends 12 yr old - never mind that they aren't "included in numbers" you had her booked in and expect payment - it is NOT your fault or problem that daughter/parent has decided she is not coming - you have turned away other business, got things prepared and had outlay. Prepare the invoice and give it to her - saying she caught you on the hop and at a particuarly low moment and you do STILL expect payment.

    Big hugs to you
    I agree with Pip 100%

    If these parents have any decency they will pay you when you call them

    Love and Hugs to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie View Post
    Thank you for all your reply's. I dont know what Id do without you lot. Im a bit better now but still angry a friend can treat me this way. Gonna do the invoices later when Ive calmed down a bit x
    Katie, a true friend would never take such advantage of you as she continues to do. I would not let this lie... £75 is £75! I am so sorry you have to deal with this this week too... some people are so bally selfish

    Big hug!!!!
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    Thank you all so much, ive calmed down a bit now. Hubby home in a bit to help sort this all out.
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    hugs, hunny! I hope you get your money xxxx

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    Just want to send hugs x
    ***** proofed the house but they're still getting in!

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    Just wanted to send you lots of lovexxxx and i hope you get it all sorted out . I'm sure some parents think this is just a bit of pocket money for us , not the fact that this is what use to eat and pay bills etc.
    Sue x

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    didn't want to read and run
    good advice already been given
    sending hugs
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