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    I had a child not show up today and I didn’t get a call. I texted the parent this morning and they never responded. I felt like I waited for this child all day and that distrupted my energy. I want to send an angry text but I’m not sure why I am supposed to be angry about this? They paid for the day and if they didnt show up its on them. But it really bothers me..

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    It would bother me too as I would be wondering if they were dead in a car somewhere. I'd text "All ok? Worried here." Otherwise, my night would be ruined, too.

    That said, mine are like clockwork and communicate about everything all the time. It would be 100% out of character for them to not contact me. Usually it is me who keeps them from being late to work from oversleeping when the power goes out.

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    • #3
      Oh yes when someone is late and don't message, it will drain me. I will wait and wait, check the door everytime I hear a noise or check my phone every time it chirps.
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      • #4
        I have a family like this and it has always bothered me, too. I did implement a 10:00 AM rule and won’t accept children after that. If I don’t hear anything the next day - then I will send a text.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Momboss View Post
          I felt like I waited for this child all day and that distrupted my energy. I want to send an angry text but I’m not sure why I am supposed to be angry about this? They paid for the day and if they didnt show up its on them. But it really bothers me..
          I can understand the anger. I just had the same thing happen at the beginning of this week. It's also a family I open early for so not only did they not show up on time and not call to let me know the child wasn't coming, I got up earlier than usual so I could be ready in time for them...only to find out that I got up early for no reason. The lack of communication feels disrespectful and thoughtless. I try to remember that parents who have never done this job may not understand why it's so frustrating to us when they don't let us know their child isn't coming but it definitely is aggravating when it happens. I had a second family, who I also open early for, text me this morning to say that they were scheduled to go in to work late today so they were going to sleep in and drop the kids off later. The problem was, they sent the text 15 minutes AFTER they were due to arrive. Had they told me ahead of time, I could have slept in a little, too, or maybe not have felt so rushed as I was trying to get ready this morning. It doesn't bother me enough to say something but I can understand why you feel the way you do.

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          • GirlMomma
            GirlMomma commented
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            Opening early for someone and not getting a text is VERY disrespectful! I open early for one family, only on Friday morning. We have a great relationship and she knows it would really upset me if she didn’t communicate. She lets me know when she’s taking Friday off at least 2 weeks in advance and will constantly remind me that I can sleep in leading up to the day.

            The family that NCNS me this week actually asked me to open up early for them before... like 6 AM early. Everyday. Based on the previous lack of communication, I stood my ground and said no. What do you know - the very next day they NCNS me. Which was fine, my drop off is 7-10 unless it’s for the Friday family.

        • #6
          Originally posted by Momboss View Post
          I had a child not show up today and I didn’t get a call. I texted the parent this morning and they never responded. I felt like I waited for this child all day and that distrupted my energy. I want to send an angry text but I’m not sure why I am supposed to be angry about this? They paid for the day and if they didnt show up its on them. But it really bothers me..
          Even if they paid for the day, it is very disrespectful to leave people waiting and wondering...if they were one of my clients, they better have a good explanation ready on their next show, or it would be their last

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