I have a lady watch my kids who used to work at the daycare my girls went to. I am a single mom, so not a lot of money floating around. I pay her 800.00 a month for my 2 children one of whom is in school (as agreed upon with her). I was recently going through my girls "art" from her house and found a wish list FROM HER. I thought maybe it was a mistake, so I texted her and asked her what it was. She said "Just incase you wondered...lol" Um, is it just me or is that incredbly RUDE?
She told a mutual friend of ours "Well she gets a bonus so I expect a gift." First of all I give you almost 1/2 of my after taxes paycheck every month, second it is not promised I get a bonus and most likely won't this year because our business has slowed drastically, and three who f*cking does that??
I am not impressed....I had planeed on getting her a nice candle (Like a big Yankee one) or a gift certificate to go somewhere nicer to eat, but now I am not getting her anything. Ok, so I probaly still will, but it really made me mad....
To clarify a couple of things. The list was nothing etreme. Just some specific DVD's (or maybe she wants Blu Rays bc I think she has one) and specific make up (Sephora). 3
I keep seeing a week of pay is the "norm". Well that isn't happening because it is December and there is nowhere I could pull an extra 200 bucks from. I highly dount she expects that.
As for 800 a month. Some of you think it is too much and some of you think is too little. You need to remember location. The centers here charge from 250-400 a WEEK for 2 kids. Child care is very expensive here. Her and I set out a FLAT rate so it doesn't increase when my oldest is on break. I also pay her for all holidays (she just got paid for Thursday and Friday for example) AND two weeks of vacation. So essentially she get at least 600/year for time she doesn't even have my children. If she chooses not to continue watching my children because of a gift that is on her. I don't think she would do that though. I would be SHOCKED if she did.
I think that covers the main questions :)