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  # 412367 3-Dec-2010 09:15
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lostangel: It simply amazes me that so many people on here don't seem to mind paying for nothing, even when they are so clearly not going to be provided any service.

The thing is, you'd pay for it one way or another.  If they didn't charge you for those days then they'd work out the average number of such days taken and spread the costs over all the parents.  Personally I'd rather the kid that didn't come got penalised rather than all the others.

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  # 412377 3-Dec-2010 09:32
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I've had 2 road working jobs.

Both involved work which was weather dependent.

The first on rainy days, would send the workers to do other jobs. Even if it rained for weeks there was always something to do.

The other job, was solely about road sealing, so if it rained there was nothing else able to be done. On rainy days after getting to work we would be sent home once foreman made the executive decision. We got 2 hours pay for arriving to work and getting sent home. But if it rained all week, which it did many times, that is only 10 hours pay. Made up for during fine weather by doing up to 12 hour days.

 
 
 
 




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  # 412378 3-Dec-2010 09:32
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wellygary:
Try the rental car industry,


And they charge 'HOURLY'?



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  # 412386 3-Dec-2010 09:41
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bazzer:
The thing is, you'd pay for it one way or another.  If they didn't charge you for those days then they'd work out the average number of such days taken and spread the costs over all the parents.  Personally I'd rather the kid that didn't come got penalised rather than all the others.


Good point! :)


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  # 412390 3-Dec-2010 09:55
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lostangel:
wellygary:
Try the rental car industry,


And they charge 'HOURLY'?


Yes, if you are late returning the car they do charge hourly.  I think from memory an hour is about 1/5th of the daily rate.

What a ripoff, they shouldn't charge me at all if I'm late returning the car.

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  # 412392 3-Dec-2010 09:58
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lostangel: James. yes noted.

I can see why as a ece provider I would want this to be legislated as so. But as a worker where I must endure circumstances that cause me to lose money(weather, resource consent issues, etc) I don't 'like' how they can be legislated around such issues when the rest of us just have to handle it.

Which is why I started this, to hopefully encourage some debate about how this paticular business type is given a safety net for success.


Can you provide a reference to the legislation compelling ece providers to price this way?  I'm curious to read it.



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  # 412403 3-Dec-2010 10:25
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graemeh:
Can you provide a reference to the legislation compelling ece providers to price this way?  I'm curious to read it.


Sorry I cannot, and am not sure where to find it. I only recall a small mention on the news as the changes were made to allow ece's to operate this way. I'm certain it was not that long ago(in the last few years).

10 years ago they didn't operate this way(when my eldest child attended one).

 
 
 
 


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nate: Don't have kids?


/I know, not helpful Smile


Very sensible. Even better, become gay so you have an outside chance of understanding what the other half is thinking. Sealed

But honestly, it might be a good idea to put up the daycare prices and not charge for sick kids that don't turn up, as a way to reduce the chance of sick kids spreading their diseases to everyone else.




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