Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

We Paid For the Pretty Day Yesterday....

....cos it's raining cats and dogs now! *sobs* I guess it's just proving that it's still winter outside. It was so nice to get the kids outside, though!

....I gave out my daycare contract to one person yesterday, and will give it to the rest tomorrow. *bites nails* I really don't think I'm being unreasonable with it. People should still pay me, even when they don't bring their kids, ya know? It's like your employer telling you last minute that they're closing up shop and not paying you. It's like being laid off for the day from PART of your work. lol Very strange, though I think people see it my way. I'm still cheaper than most other daycares around here, and I'm also not requiring them to pay when I take days off or go on vacation. That, and I want to close by six everyday. What harm is there in that? LOL

....Other than that, not much ado here. Just the same old, same old. Which isn't so bad. Tiring, but not bad.


Blogger Kari said...

Be bold with that contract! Thats what most daycares say too so stick to your guns!

11:04 AM

Blogger novaks8 said...

An old neighbor of mine did home daycare forEVER and she DID get paid for vacations!

She got paid the same money no matter when the kids came.
They would have to do the same at a non home daycare!

When I did home daycare I was paid the same every week. I had one boy who's mother had very funky school hours so a lot of times he was not there.
She gladly paid me the same every week for the peace of mind of knowing I was there waiting if she needed me.

11:24 AM

Anonymous Judy said...

You go, Girl!

12:24 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

I'm glad that you are finally getting around to doing is long overdue. And yes you should be paid for vacations. When Caitlyn was in a daycare, I had to pay whether or not she was there. It's a "placeholder" so to speak. Because you are still cheaper than other places, they will still come to you.

2:54 PM

Blogger Kari said...

By the way lady, you got OUR rain! Oklahoma is so dry but I saw on the news the rain by passed us again!

5:33 PM

Anonymous alaina said...

Good job for making that contract - I think it's high time they started paying you with a little more respect, and well, having a contract is always a safe bet. But stick to it and don't give leeway b/c then, well, at least in all the cases I've read on contracts, if you act one way but say something else in the contract, courts will hold you to your actions. But I'm so proud of you for making one!!! A cookie for Stephanie :) Or maybe a rum ball...

6:05 PM

Blogger Walter said...

Pass out those contracts, you deserve to be paid.

6:39 PM


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