Boy I tell you, people got a lot of #$%^ with them! Didn't you specifically tell her that you required a week and a half final notice? Why do people seem to think that they can just change or do whatever they want to do, when they want to do it. When you have a home based businesses, people seem to think that they're doing you a favor and you have to do things there way at their convience. I AM NOT HAVING IT!!!!!
Now I appreciate the business, but I will lose out on that particular sale if they even try to stress me out about pricing, their indecisiveness, not keeping to payment schedules ( they will be given a due by date for deposits and final payments as well as a cut of date for making changes. If I set specific dates that's what I mean! Who the hell do they think they are thinking they can be so lackadasical about someone else's time and just do things their way without any regard nobody but themselves. If I don't hear from them by deposit date then it's null and void. Final payments are due 7 days before function, if not, null and void. I am not using my electricity, or putting in any time and effort into making any cakes until all monies are in my hand. I am not going to be charged for a call to someone who seeked me out, made arrangements then now is MIA. Anything less than how I need things to be done since it's my time, shows you have no respect for me, my time, or what I do. NO ONE IS RUNNING ANYTHING THAT IS MINE BUT ME!!!!!! So ladies, stop taking crap from these selfish and ignorant people who don't have any common sense!!! For every handfull of them that you encounter, just remember that there are a boxload of people who respects you and everything you do.
Example true story
I am a licensed child care provider in my home. My brother and I DO NOT get along never have. On a scale of 1 to 100 we are about 32% cool (far and few in between the years) This doesn't affect our relationship with each others kids.
When my niece didn't have any school my ex sil would bring her to me and she paid the daily or weekly rate no problems.
When my nephew was born I would take him for the night or weekend or my brother would ask me to watch him for the day or overnight, no problem.
They live in another borough (I'm in NYC) and maybe about four times their weekday babysitter couldn't watch him so my brother would ask me. Now as long as I have a slot open and his age and the amount of kids in my care didn't interfere with the quidelines stated in my license it wasn't a problem. Until I told my brother he would have to pay my daily fee. He couldn't understand why I was charging him I explained that M-F I am running a business he is considered one of my kids in my care. If the Board of Health or any agency came for a home visit, they don't care if it's family and it's one day. I told him that I don't charge him on the weekends because I am on aunt duty. Do you know that every time he didn't have any other choice during the week and he needed me he still B@#$% and complained and the last time I had my nephew like that he went and told his daughters mother not to bring my niece back to me if I was going to charge her(but again never charged my ex sil on the weekends Why? because I am on aunt duty no payment required! She wasn't going for it , but he made such a big issue out of it, I told my sil no more!
Now my brother is one of the handfuls along with a few parents I 've dealt with over the years. But, I've had boxloads of parents who loves and respects me and what I do for them and they show it.
Don't just do it...Do it just!
Don't just do it...Do it just!