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    Do any of you close early the day before you’re on vacation? I’m considering closing at 3:30 or 4.

    I will have four kids total next week. Three out of four of those families will be home with SA kids. The fourth family I know wouldn’t mind having a reason to get off of work early, they got here really early the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

  • #2
    I don't because I don't trust clients to honor it. If I want off early, I close for the day.

    I did try, they just always let me down and made me late to whatever event I was attempting to get to on time.

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    • GirlMomma
      GirlMomma commented
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      Fair point!

    • Cat Herder
      Cat Herder commented
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      I should say that Atlanta traffic is not something that you can count on. Especially during gunshot, apartment fire and carjacking season.
      Last edited by Cat Herder; 4 weeks ago.

    • GirlMomma
      GirlMomma commented
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      Cat Herder hahaha I drove through Atlanta many times, I don’t care for the traffic at all!

  • #3
    I would close early if planned in advance however not with this short of notice.

    I have only ever had one dcm not show up on time.

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    • #4
      I don't charge parents when I'm closed for vacation so it would cost me additional money to close early the day before. If, for some reason, I couldn't avoid having to close early (like I had to be on time to catch a flight to somewhere and I couldn't schedule that flight for a time that fit within my vacation week), I would either close for the day or close early enough to provide wiggle room in case a parent showed up late for pick up.

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      • Alwaysgreener
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        I don't change if I close for the day but I do charge for a full day if i close early.
        I try to close at nap time or the last 30 minutes.
        I also have a sub/dh that will cover for me for the last ten - fifteen minutes.

    • #5
      The fourth family told me today DCK will only be here 1/2 day. So with all my other families being home, I don’t think it’ll be an issue to close early with this short of notice. Just not sure if anyone else has done it before or not.

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      • e.j.
        e.j. commented
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        "Just not sure if anyone else has done it before or not."
        If not, be the first and start a new trend! ;-) Seriously, if you can do it, go for it. Call it now before a parent tells you how happy they are that you're open all day, making you feel like it's no longer an option.

      • GirlMomma
        GirlMomma commented
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        e.j. Good point!

    • #6
      I did it!

      I was informed that I will only have two kiddos that day so I am closing at 4:00.

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      • e.j.
        e.j. commented
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        That's great! I'm happy it worked out for you.

      • Alwaysgreener
        Alwaysgreener commented
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        It is so funny GirlMomma when you said "close early" I thought one o'clock, but you just meant an hour.

      • GirlMomma
        GirlMomma commented
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        Alwaysgreener I should’ve done 1:00 😅
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