Towards the end of October 2011, Cik D announced that she intends to raise the child care fees from RM300.00 to RM350.00 per month commencing December 2011. To be frank with you I was caught with surprise by this announcement. I have been very comfortable paying her RM300 (extra RM20 for the OT) and this news was definitely quite disturbing.
After putting much thought into it, I decided to confront Cik D and listen to her justification. And I am very glad I did that.. You see, a career as a babysitter sounds very uncomplicated and effortless. You don’t have to figure out your KPI, LRPP and other career development that bothers you everyday at work. However, bear in mind that opting a career as a babysitter can be the most challenging job in the world as your clients are actually amusing the parents. Imagine that you have to take care of 5 babies at a time and parents are always expecting the best out of you. Parents would expect you to attend the needs of their babies similar as they do.
Sending your baby to a nursery and a babysitter are 2 different things. Cik D does not run a nursery. She is an exclusive babysitter. Have you ever heard the idiom “what you give you get back”? In lament language, don’t expect to receive a 5-star hospitality when you refuse to pay for it. I am not claiming that Cik D is a super-babysitter but I can guarantee you that it is very hard to find a babysitter as good as her. One of the mothers was so distraught by the fees increment and I do pity her. Her daughter is very comfortable staying with Cik D but she has decided to send her child to another place. Hearing this news this morning really made me shed some tears.
Nevertheless, whatever rocks the boat…. I just believe that you have to pay more if want to have a very good service… Most importantly is the piece of mind while I am at work…