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[ - ] If my dd is for example "Talia jane Smith" and I want to add my mom's maiden name as a second middle name as in "Talia Jane Johnson Smith" how do I do that ? Do I do it with SS card? WWYD? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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WWID? I wouldn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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Rebecca? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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just use moms maiden anme as middle name and leave it at that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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I just don't see Talia and Jane on the same page [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:40 PM Flag
[ - ] At the risk of getting flamed, can anyone recommend summer wardrobe staples for a size 16? I can't seem to find anything that fits aside from t-shirts. I would love some summery dresses (not sleeveless, though) or skirts. TIA! 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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have you tried Target? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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Yeah, no luck on stuff for my bottom half. I'm in my 40s,fwiw, and some of their stuff is too trendy for me. Love the basic Mossimo tops, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:25 PM Flag
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old navy has a lot of cute dresses and skirts. regular sizes go up to 20. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:25 PM Flag
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op: tried it. Nothing fit right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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if you want something more "mature" - ann taylor or even lane bryant (you will wear the smallest size there!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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I'll try Ann Taylor. It's not that I want matronly, just that I look silly now in stuff I would've worn 20, or even 10, years ago. Of course, the 40 pounds I've put on since then aren't helping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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I totally know what you mean. I'm 29 and a lot of the stuff at old navy feels too trendy for me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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have you looked at target? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:25 PM Flag
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Lands' End? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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I'll check it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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How about Talbots" A bit more classic, but not all of it is old lady...the Target sizes are for younger bigger bodies according to my sil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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op: Thanks. I'll look at their site. I always thought of them as a "country club" store, but I'll give it a shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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jcpenney.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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^^^i'm a large size and i like a lot of the clothing and styles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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op: Thanks. I actually know one of their designers. I hadn't thought of them as a resource, though. I'll take a look. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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i also really like their web site. it's so easy to find things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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maybe get a personal shopper at one of the dept stores-i like bloomies, lord and taylor and nordstrom (nordstrom has a great website, easy quick shipping and returns) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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op: Thanks. I actually love this idea. I feel like I've completely lost myself in terms of fashion. I used to get lots of compliments on my style, but now I look like a dumpy, nondescript mom. Is there a minimum you have to spend with them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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not usually-they work on commission usually. can also try eileen fisher maybe. it all depends on your budget. gl [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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Thanks. EF is a little pricey for me, but I have one skirt from there that I reallly love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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you may also want to look in barnes and noble or borders for those dress for style books-don't need a ton of pieces, just be smart about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks again. Great suggestions! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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i always get catalos from ulla popkin, have you tried them? they start at size 14 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:30 PM Flag
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OP: hmm...never heard of them. I'll look them up. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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check out coldwatercreek.com - they have a large selection of dresses and skirts in all sizes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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OP: I've looked there in the past, and it's not really me, but I'll take another look. Thanks to all of you for so many great ideas! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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yeah, you have to dig on that site. some of it a little too middle aged woman frumpy, but other stuff is okay and good for wardrobe basics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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weight watchers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:48 PM Flag
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OP: I knew some troll would pipe in. Much as I would love to lose weight, I need clothes to wear now, not 6 months from now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:50 PM Flag
[ - ] is it too late to enroll my child for 09 pre school? tia! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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08 or 09? 09 hasn't started yet. if 08, contact parents league [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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op: for fall 09. I was thinking that lots of people had already done all the leg work and enrolling for their children for next fall already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:25 PM Flag
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Post on NY Schools and you'll get info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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No, private applications and Hunter for 09 start this fall, Public G&t, late fall and public gen ed next spring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] what are you doing with dcs tomorrow in the city? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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sending him to school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Where should I shop for bedroom furniture? I don't want to spend a ton. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.02.08, 06:20 PM Flag
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craigslist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:20 PM Flag
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bob's discount furniture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Ikea...etc [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] can i be a mother of three and get divorced? seems daunting, but so miserable in marriage. help. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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what does it mean, you are miserable in your marriage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:20 PM Flag
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have you tried to make it work? therapy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:20 PM Flag
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what are the problems? i'm a mom of one, and may get a divorce (cheating hubby), and i sometimes wish i had more kids so my daughter would at least have them to rely on if not a total nuclear family... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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u r me. i'm so sad all the time. even my 9yo dd asks me why i yell all the time and look sad and angry. i live a life so different what i envisioned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:53 PM Flag
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oh, i'm so sorry. np here. it's hard. are there any solutions you can see, ways to get happy that are palatable to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Any middle school moms get their letters today? We're still waiting, and hope it gets here by tomorrow. NEST gave us a deadline to let them know by Wednesday if we will be attending, and don't know what to do if we don't find out about the other middle schools by tomorrow. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.02.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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Say yes and then back out if something better comes along. NEST is so insanely dysfunctional they'll never figure it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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OP: I really hate to do that since it seems dishonest, but I don't think I have a choice if I don't hear from the district schools. I hate this process! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:53 PM Flag
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np. I would ordinarily agree with you about the dishonesty, but I must agree with you now about not having a choice. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks! I also e-mailed my dd's schools guidance counsellor to see what I should do. Hopefully, we'll finally get our letters tomorrow, and it will all be moot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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Nothing for us - I think it is not true they started mailing Friday, or someone would have head. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:40 PM Flag
[ - ] I am so upset. I have not been happy with my ped, feel she is very quick with prescription as a way to get you out of office. dd had a respiratory infection and over the weekend she started taking deep breaths like she was struggling to breathe. i took her in and the ped prescribed a decongestant, i was suspicious but agreed to try it for a few days. When I got to pharmacy it turns out she wrote the wrong drug and prescribed a sleep aid, when the pharmacist called we realized that the two drugs don't even sound alike or spelled alike. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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You are really lucky the pharmacist was on the ball. I would write a letter to the state medical board, copying her with a request for your child's files. (I was almost killed by a drug error in the hospital.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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I'm so lucky it wasn't even the pharmacist it was the person taking the information...I got the feeling he was studying to be a pharmacist. I always check the information so I guess I would catch it but I basically didn't even fill the prescription and I'm calling in the morning to see a different doctor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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Wow, this is really scary. Definitely find new ped. I switched and it was sooooo worth it. Love our new doc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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ita, you should feed comfortable not resentful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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in the process of looking. I initially went with this practice because I liked one doc but it seems she is spending more time at another office and the dr I see is awful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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i totally feel for you. it's very stressful when you have a ped you don't like who isn't cooperative and attentive to you. btdt! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Please help! I can't find my DS's birth certificate and social security card! Is it hard to get replacements? TIA. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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google replacement birth certificate - there is a service you can do online for a small fee. have to go in to the social security office though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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birth certs are easy, most county websites have an online form. you'll have to go into the ss office (and expect a lecture about losing the card) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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both are fairly easy...birth certificate from town/county office where ds was born. SS at social security office [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny question. We offer our nanny what we think is a very generous package (e.g., 55k/year compensation, overtime, etc.) We are fair and considerate employers. Our nanny has a charge card which she may use to purchase items for our child, as well as her own lunch. The understanding we have is that she may spend up to $10/day for lunch. Every month, when I'm reconciling the receipts she submits against the credit card statement, I'm slightly annoyed to find that about 25% of her charges are around $11-12, and that sometimes when she is purchasing food at the grocery store, she will include a bottle of Poland Spring water for $1 or $2 for herself. Is it petty to mention this to her? (The money is immaterial to us.) 69 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.02.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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Can I be your nanny? I've got a masters and my salary is only 60K and no one is buying my lunch! I do think it is a respect issue and I'd bring it up with her. She's decided that she knows you've got the money so it doesn't matter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:07 PM Flag
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np: But that's taking advantage. OP does not have to put up with it. I work and made decent money and still don't spend more than $10 for lunch. That's plenty generous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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Do NOT bring this up with her. Do you have any idea how impossible it is to have lucnh for less than 10 in the city. And it is likely she is buying your kid lunch too asn what should she do, spend $12 on your kids but restrict herself? That would be humiliating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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np: It's freaking easy to get lunch for less than $10 in the city. I do it every darn day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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where exactly? I've been on maternity leave so frequenting the venues my nanny does..children's museum, museum of nat'l history, CP Zoo. You cannot get lunch at these places for under $10. You can NOT. They do that for a reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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There is no lunch to get at children's museum, and plenty of places to eat nearby on Broadway. And why on earth would anyone eat the crap food at CP zoo or AMNH? It's barely edible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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Youre right. You should have your nanny spend the day at the zoo..then hop over to a nasty hot dog vendor for lunch, then go back into the zoo pulling along two kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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We go to CP zoo all the time, and there is no way you spend all day there. 3 hours is the most we can do there. Bronx zoo is another story but CP zoo is no more than half day outing. There are like 10 animals there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:42 PM Flag
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dont get me tsrated on the bronx zoo, or the NY aquarium. i was there yesterday and spent tens of dollars on food and rides. your nuts but i admire your frugalness..however..you would never be so careful if it werent your cash.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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That's why you should get a membership. Especially when you have kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 07:21 AM Flag
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how about that stupid grain to feed the animals. you get like 2 kernels for 50 cents. that alone would cost you ten bucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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You can get a sandwich and a bottle of water at MNH for $10. What the heck are you ordering? And you don't have to eat at the museum or zoo. When we want to save money, we bring a snack and eat elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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kids don't eat street vendor food for lunch, they need to be sitting down if you want them to learn table manners and good nutrition. and what about the nanny, that's TWO people eating on the ten dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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Ok, if you want good nutrition, the cafeteria at AMNH or the CP zoo is not the way to go. Have you ever eaten there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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yes I have, I did not suggest them. You could eat well at either of those places, but it would cost you a lot more than 10 dollars, and that doesn't include admission. AMNH has a lot of healthy, but expensive choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:44 PM Flag
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You have to be kidding me. It's peachy easy to spend less than $10 for lunch, assuming Op's nanny is not doing sit-down lunch with the kids. Give me a break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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see above. sure, if you eat in every day. But if she is taking them out and about, which i imagine she is if charging individual lunches, it is hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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I don't eat in, I go out for lunch daily. Subway, Chipotle, Cosi, plenty of random delis, mexican or chinese food or salad bar places. Every single one you can get meal and drink for less than $10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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really? if you were taking two out to lunch every day, where would you eat for ten bucks where you can charge it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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np: I eat lunch for less than $10 a day everyday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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where? and what kind of food? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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I don't eat in the same place or have the same meal everyday. Sometimes I go into a deli/sandwich shop for a sandwich or salad. I go to cafes or coffee shops. Sometimes I have a slice of pizza. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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sit down at a coffee shop wiht two people for lunch and try to keep it under $10. If the nanny is at home, she could bring her own meals if it mattered, but if she's out in the street and buying lunch for the child, she can't be expected to bring her own food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:50 PM Flag
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OP here: I work in midtown, and eat a fresh salad every day for lunch and spend less than $8. Keeping it under $10 is quite a generous budget, in my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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but will your child eat fresh salad for lunch? and what will the nanny eat? What meal can you suggest they buy outside the home, for under $10 which is healthy and sufficient? And it has to be a place which takes credit cards for that amount. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 06:34 AM Flag
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OMG...you suck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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np: But the nanny is doing just fine ethically? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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She does not! She pays her nanny a hefty salary and just wants her rules to be respected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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OMG... $10 for lunch on top of that salary is VERY generous!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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Petty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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She can't buy herself a big bottle of water? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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Totally. If you do the math, your nanny is charging an extra $97 to you for the entire year. And if you are stating on this board, "the money is immaterial" that is clearly a message she is getting as well. So dont sweat the small stuff. The money is material to me, so my nanny would NEVER do that. Its what they pick up from you as their boss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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By the way, it is probably annoying for you, I agree, but again, its less than $100 for the year. Thats peanuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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Odds are since OP's nanny figured out money does not matter it does not end there. Or won't in any case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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I disagree. Her nanny is paid more than other nannies, so realizes her employers got cash and there;s fleibility there. My nanny knows im laid back with rules, so lets my kid get away with stuff. Thhey only push on what you set the gruodnwork for. SHe is not stealing..she makes too much money for crying out loud. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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np: Lots of people who make excessive salaries also steal. It's a character thing, not a salary thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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OK again, we are talking about less than $100 per year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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np: so basically it's ok to steal as long as you keep it to under 100 bucks. good to know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 12:52 AM Flag
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And actually, how many times does the OP count when she is under? 75% of the time. So she probably thinks net net she is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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You should just give her cash, and only as much as you want her to spend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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how much does she make an hour if you break it down? just curious.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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if shes working a 50 hour week, thats $21/hour. pretty sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:24 PM Flag
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OP here: This is exactly how I calculated her OT rate. I assumed a 50 hour week, and so we pay $21/hour for any time over a 12 hour day. (And we never do things like let her off 1 hour early on Wednesday, but ask her to stay 1 hour late on Thursday--if that happens, we pay $21 for the extra hour on Thursday.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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So 75% of the time she is under $10? That means she is actually spending less than $10 oer day on average. She probably was not clear on this point and thinks if she is under one day, she can be over the next. She cant be stupid enough to jeapardize such a good job! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:25 PM Flag
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OP here: Part of me thinks it is absolutely petty for me to raise this non-issue, since the money is so totally meaningless to us. OTOH, we are really good employers--way above market pay, always on time at end of day, if I'm late even 10 minutes, I will pay pro-rated overtime, pay 4 weeks salary for seasonal bonus, never ever jammed the nanny on money or time issues, etc etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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curious how many times she has $8 lunches? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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OP here: You know, I had never considered that she may view the budget as $50/week rather than $10/meal. My own view is that just because I'm paying the bill, I dont expect her to spend $9.99 on every meal; I certainly don't treat my employer's money with that sort of disregard. But you're right, perhaps she is thinking of her budget on a weekly basis. What about the charging of $1 or $2 drinks when she shops for groceries? That annoys me also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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thats why they pay me the little bucks. my view on the water is that she is considering it her lunch, and still under the lunch budget, adn i am the credit card poster below. dont fault her for not being able to control a credit card. just get rid of it and save yourself some money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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if water is frequently the culprit for overspending, why don't you buy water for her to take out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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Honestly, I have had only 2 nannies. First nanny had credit card just like you..spent more than I would like. Second nanny, never got around to getting her credit card, spends about 75% as much. Paying cash is MUCH MUCH better. They say it makes you realize a bit more what youa re spending. Tell her the card was compromised and you need to get a new one. In the meantime, give her $100 cash and ask her to use that and give you receipts. Your expenses will drop dramatically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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" Your nanny is like 90% of americans who charge it and dont appreciate how much it is. Credit cards are dangerous to most people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:30 PM Flag
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if this is something you admit os petty, then drop it. If you're this concerned, then raise her salary $2400 and say you'd rather pay her that way for lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 06:00 AM Flag
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there are many places with minimums for charges. I think the $10 should be the guideline, but it's hard if you're out charging lunch to keep it that low. why don't you have her eat lunch at home if the $10 extra a week is bothering you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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Are you kidding that is how much you pay your nanny? You will have all of us lining up for the job. You even pay her lunch? It is really outrageous. That is why no one can afford a nanny anymore! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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who cant afford a nanny? i know two good ones looking if you need one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:48 PM Flag
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Are your kids and nanny really eatting out prepared food everyday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:01 PM Flag
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OP here: No, the nanny prepares the food (made from groceries she purchases). She buys herself a meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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Well that makes sense! I would not let the modest amount irk you. If everything else is in line and you pleased with her following your direction in other areas then either let it go with a bit extra spending or be direct and say no more than $50 a week on lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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OP here: I am not sure why UB is so quick to claim that certain posts are fake. Yes, I am aware we pay above market wages; no, these wages are not ridiculously above market. I know employers that offer the exact same package as we do, with medical and 401k additionally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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No reason to believe this is fake, every position has a range in salary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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you make it impossible for other people to afford good nannies! Not necessary IMO to pay that much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 07:09 AM Flag
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huh??? I don't understand. np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 07:29 AM Flag
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oh I want to be your nanny too!!! I would be annoyed too by the way although we are super poor and frugal. The suggestion about giving the nanny cash and asking for receipts is a good one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 12:56 AM Flag
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I find the concept of paying a salary that seems more than fair and including extra money for lunch ridiculous. I taught in the city schools for years and never got free lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 04:49 AM Flag
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the lunch is also for her child, she can't expect the nanny to buy lunch for herself but bring lunch for the dd if they're eating out of the house every day. You can't go to a diner and bring food in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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If the money doesn't matter to you, then yes, it's petty to mention it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 07:24 AM Flag
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I cannot believe that OP, who has a 12 hour plus a day nanny, still has the time to respond to this stupid post. CRAZY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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how many hours does your nanay work a week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Grease is on HBO. Awesome! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:04 PM Flag
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such a classic! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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