In a way, I am glad she did that now because it tells me she is NOT who I want to watch my child. I wouldn't want to get ready for work only to get a text or nothing from her saying that she can't make it in.
Yesterday, we had an interview with someone who actually showed up. It was so ridiculous, it made my Friday Foolery post!
Interview time was set for 6:30pm. It was confirmed earlier in the day. She showed up at 6:47pm and proceeded to call from our driveway to say "I am running late but I am here now." She did NOT apologize. Strike 1.
I am not saying come in a suit. Its not that type of job. But a nice top, jeans and flats would suffice. First impressions matter! Telling me you don't care about the way you look means you won't care about my child either!
We asked her a few questions and she wasn't able to give us any straight forward answers. Not even a good response to what to feed a child or how to comfort a crying toddler. Strike 4.
We then asked for her references as well as certifications (First aid and CPR) and she had "forgotten them on the coffee table but would email the minute she got home." Incase you were wondering, she never emailed them. Strive 5.
I firmly believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt. J thinks sometimes I make excuses for people but in this case, I checked out after strike 3. My time is precious. If she had apologized, perhaps I would have overlooked the tardiness but then as the interview continued, we quickly realized it was not going to be a good fit.