Wednesday, November 19, 2008

???!?!

Excuse me, may I just scream at the world for a second?

WHY IN THE NAME OF HOLY HELL SHOULD I BE ASKED TO PAY FOR MY DAUGHTER TO GO TO NURSERY ON DAYS WHEN A) SHE'S NOT THERE AND B) NO OTHER FUCKER IS THERE EITHER? EXCUSE ME? I'M PAYING FOR DAYS WHEN SHE IS NOT ONLY ABSENT BUT THE ESTABLISHMENT IN QUESTION IS CLOSED??? HOW IS THAT EVEN A LITTLE BIT LEGAL?

Screaming over. Fuming remaining.

6 comments:

MsPrufrock said...

Yeah, that is obscene. It's the reason we went with the nursery we did. As The Dude has off 6 weeks in the summer, most of them would charge for that time, which is appalling. The one she attends is part of a private school, so because of its school-based schedule we don't have to pay during that period if she isn't attending.

I share your wrath!

rockmama said...

Our nursery is too freaking convenient to leave, sadly. It's literally 5 minutes down the road from our work and it's just so easy to drop her off.

I can ALMOST see paying something for holiday, because obviously they can't fill her space, but being asked to pay for days that the place is closed is a fucking liberty!

Anonymous said...

That seems to be standard practice around here (Brisbane, Australia). It drives me nuts. The business model seems to be, we have no idea how to plan so instead we'll pay our employees from the fees paid on THAT DAY. The employees need to be paid for any public holidays, so therefore the kids need to pay! It seems like it wouldn't take a rocket scientist to put the fees up slightly for all the kids and have the holidays free. So if your kid is not in 5 days, make sure the day they have off is Monday - because that's when most public holidays are!

Anonymous said...

well we have to pay for stat holidays like thanksgiving, christmas, boxing day, i am ok with that being that i get paid those days from my own work so why shouldn't they??
i do think they should give parents 2 weeks holidays or sick days where the fee is a little reduced,

Mr DD said...

Anonymous the second - you might get paid for working on holidays, but your employer certainly doesn't bill their clients/customers for doing nothing on those days.

Paying your staff on national holidays is just part of the cost of doing business.

If you have to charge more for regular days to cover the cost then so be it, but to invoice for actual days when you're not even open is just really bad PR, even if the net result is still the same cost.

river's mommy said...

Where are you??? We miss you out here!