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Now ,I have told this mom before I am not walking your kid to preschool but her butt is on fire to send him to preschool. 
 

So she let me know last week she intends on sending him when the program re opens in January. Today she finds out the only time is the AM group. Which I told her I can’t take him to AM as my worker is not here until 9 and I have kids still coming when he we would need to walk him. Plus we have to get 2 kids on the bus at that time . Not only that his return time is right when I am serving lunch. 
 

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4 more days until holidays. 

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Okay, well now I have to be a biatch. Mom who has her arse on fire about preschool, well first time ever hasn’t paid me today. 
 

I told her husband on pick up and Nada. I text her to remind her and she says , “Oh I thought it was for tomorrow.” You have paid on the 15th for 2.5 years and you thought it was for tomorrow?? Yeah, right... especially when I handed you the bill and you said but I don’t get paid until Friday. Well, that is too bad your husband was paid today just like mine. FINALLY an hour after my text my payment arrives. 

 

This is business. I am not your buddy . This is my pay cheque. I bet you don’t have to ask for your pay cheque. 

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3 hours ago, Seraphim said:

Okay, well now I have to be a biatch. Mom who has her arse on fire about preschool, well first time ever hasn’t paid me today. 
 

I told her husband on pick up and Nada. I text her to remind her and she says , “Oh I thought it was for tomorrow.” You have paid on the 15th for 2.5 years and you thought it was for tomorrow?? Yeah, right... especially when I handed you the bill and you said but I don’t get paid until Friday. Well, that is too bad your husband was paid today just like mine. FINALLY an hour after my text my payment arrives. 

 

This is business. I am not your buddy . This is my pay cheque. I bet you don’t have to ask for your pay cheque. 

I feel this so much.

For my little business, I'm selling a product. You receive the product after payment. Very straight forward and standard, right?! 

I've heard every story in the books for why I should just give it to a customer before payment, or even straight out give it for free. 

I've had not one, but several people tell me "you are ruining my children's birthday/christmas/you name it" because I won't send it out before payment. "But I told my child they are getting it, and I don't get paid until x, I'm poor, don't you have compassion?!". I've been told "you don't care about disabled people, I'm disabled and not everyone can pay!". 

Some people really expect the world to revolve around them. It's amazing. 

Most are not like this, but this is my rant for today lol. It's seems to be worse right now. 

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19 minutes ago, itsallgrand said:

I feel this so much.

For my little business, I'm selling a product. You receive the product after payment. Very straight forward and standard, right?! 

I've heard every story in the books for why I should just give it to a customer before payment, or even straight out give it for free. 

I've had not one, but several people tell me "you are ruining my children's birthday/christmas/you name it" because I won't send it out before payment. "But I told my child they are getting it, and I don't get paid until x, I'm poor, don't you have compassion?!". I've been told "you don't care about disabled people, I'm disabled and not everyone can pay!". 

Some people really expect the world to revolve around them. It's amazing. 

Most are not like this, but this is my rant for today lol. It's seems to be worse right now. 

Right?! Like what the hell? We don’t work for free. I said my bills come out today and I have staff to pay. They don’t work for free either. Especially when I provided 2 weeks of work BEFORE she pays for it. I can’t help their money is tight because she spent $30,000 in 3 years trying to have babies. Or the fact they bought a house. I was even nice last week when she had a specialist appointment  and kept her kid another hour and a half and gave him super and didn’t charge her extra. 
 

People expect you to produce product for free? 🤦‍♀️🙄 um, yeah, no. Don’t order if you can’t pay. 

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Entitlement.  It's the bane of this country.

My ex boyfriend's niece got a job delivering pizzas.  She eventually got fired.  Why?  Because she thought she should be able to work when she felt like it (or needed money) and not work when she didn't feel like it.  According to her, the pizza restaurant owner was being "unfair" to her.  Welcome to the real world, sister.

She and her boyfriend also called his dad "cheap and selfish" because he paid the down payment for them on a luxury apartment in a very, very expensive area but wouldn't continue paying the rent for them.  He told them they would be responsible for paying the rent but, again according to her, he had the money and could have paid it for them but just wouldn't do it.  They had to move out the second month there and the dad had to forfeit the deposit he'd paid.

I taught my kids that if they wanted something they would have to work to earn the money to get it.  Period, end of.

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3 hours ago, boltnrun said:

She and her boyfriend also called his dad "cheap and selfish" because he paid the down payment for them on a luxury apartment in a very, very expensive area but wouldn't continue paying the rent for them.

Reminds me of a conversation that I overheard at my last job, between two men 60-70 years of age. They were actually standing right in front of my desk, having the conversation in front of the whole office. 

The one guy said, "Well, I pay my son's rent out in Los Angeles because he can't support himself in the career he's in [movie-related]."

The other guy said, "I pay my son's rent, too. My son lives in Manhattan and can't afford it."

They spoke about it so nonchalantly, and their sons were actually my age! Men with families!!! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. 

I'm always hearing of entitlement being associated with Millennials. But it's been creeping into our culture for decades. The people who have that mindset now learned it from their parents and grandparents.

I remember the IT guy at that same job going on and on about a teacher who gave his 14-yo daughter a low grade on an assignment. He was really angry at the teacher. He wanted her to lose her job over it! That's crazy to me--and what's that teaching his daughter?

I went to graduate school 10 years after I got my bachelor's degree, and the shift in entitlement was glaringly obvious. In graduate school, when kids didn't like their grade, they complained to the dean about it and frequently got the grade changed as a result! They often banded together and approached the dean en masse, especially when it was a tough teacher.

Two of my friends became professors after graduate school and ended up quitting because they just couldn't win with the kids complaining about every little thing. Non-tenured teachers in this state have it tough.

So, now schools are giving out good grades for complaining, the standard for graduation is getting lower, and the entitled people are getting stupider lol!

Craziness. 

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4 hours ago, boltnrun said:

Entitlement.  It's the bane of this country.

My ex boyfriend's niece got a job delivering pizzas.  She eventually got fired.  Why?  Because she thought she should be able to work when she felt like it (or needed money) and not work when she didn't feel like it.  According to her, the pizza restaurant owner was being "unfair" to her.  Welcome to the real world, sister.

She and her boyfriend also called his dad "cheap and selfish" because he paid the down payment for them on a luxury apartment in a very, very expensive area but wouldn't continue paying the rent for them.  He told them they would be responsible for paying the rent but, again according to her, he had the money and could have paid it for them but just wouldn't do it.  They had to move out the second month there and the dad had to forfeit the deposit he'd paid.

I taught my kids that if they wanted something they would have to work to earn the money to get it.  Period, end of.

That is the thing. Why do people think they can do nothing and get everything? I know I never thought this way . My mom would have laughed her ass off. She expected us to look after ourselves and there would be no way in HELL she would pay for my life. 

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1 hour ago, Jibralta said:

Reminds me of a conversation that I overheard at my last job, between two men 60-70 years of age. They were actually standing right in front of my desk, having the conversation in front of the whole office. 

The one guy said, "Well, I pay my son's rent out in Los Angeles because he can't support himself in the career he's in [movie-related]."

The other guy said, "I pay my son's rent, too. My son lives in Manhattan and can't afford it."

They spoke about it so nonchalantly, and their sons were actually my age! Men with families!!! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. 

I'm always hearing of entitlement being associated with Millennials. But it's been creeping into our culture for decades. The people who have that mindset now learned it from their parents and grandparents.

I remember the IT guy at that same job going on and on about a teacher who gave his 14-yo daughter a low grade on an assignment. He was really angry at the teacher. He wanted her to lose her job over it! That's crazy to me--and what's that teaching his daughter?

I went to graduate school 10 years after I got my bachelor's degree, and the shift in entitlement was glaringly obvious. In graduate school, when kids didn't like their grade, they complained to the dean about it and frequently got the grade changed as a result! They often banded together and approached the dean en masse, especially when it was a tough teacher.

Two of my friends became professors after graduate school and ended up quitting because they just couldn't win with the kids complaining about every little thing. Non-tenured teachers in this state have it tough.

So, now schools are giving out good grades for complaining, the standard for graduation is getting lower, and the entitled people are getting stupider lol!

Craziness. 

My mom would have put a shoe up our arse for any of that. She expected us to have full responsibility for ourselves. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Because of the lockdown I have had parents texting me throughout my whole break asking  if I am reopening and asking if I will open before my holidays end. Um, NO. The dates are on my contract that you signed in September. I gave you a month’s warning of my time off in November and again with my Christmas message. No no no no . 

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11 minutes ago, Seraphim said:

So, I am scared crapless to open tomorrow because I know two families haven’t followed the lockdown orders. 

Can't you refuse to allow them to drop their children off?  They could be infecting you, your family and all the other kids and families.

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5 minutes ago, boltnrun said:

Can't you refuse to allow them to drop their children off?  They could be infecting you, your family and all the other kids and families.

I have to look into my legal rights. But one family’s child had a fever of 41 over Christmas when they had family come from another province. 
 

Another family since the very beginning has been seeing every family member possible all the time. 

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12 minutes ago, boltnrun said:

I wouldn't take a chance.  Can you just ask them not to drop their kids off?

They have all been texting me in a panic starting on the day the lockdown was announced to “ make sure their kids could come.” And I can’t tell people who they can see or whatever but I can stop their kids from coming if they have symptoms. 
 

Daycare has become intensely ugly. I belong to a Facebook group for daycare providers in the province and there are stories of parents threatening providers with calling the Ministry of Education,  the health department, threatening them with hundreds of harassing messages . Threatening  to call  The Canada Revenue Agency to tell lies about you if you don’t do what they want. 
 

It is nuts. 

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