Hello all, This is my first rant of the year!! So sorry if you've heard it all before. I've had a client/mum cancel their lesson with me yesterday and that's fine as it was within 24hrs. She said her daughter is in a dance show and it's the dress rehearsal today, hence she wasn't able to do the lesson. Now today she has messaged me to say that her daughter won't be in next week as they are going away for the half term, but won't be back until March 10th!!! She has given me no notice. Now that's really not on! I've had to hold off messaging her at the moment as I'm spitting feathers!!! Does she really expect me to hold her daughter's place for nearly 5 weeks!!?? (Excluding the half term). Apart from the six weeks holiday, I allow clients 2wks holiday, with at least one week's notice from the client. Plus they have the Easter holidays, half terms and bank holidays (If their lesson usually falls on a Monday). (I usually only get the students that are due to sit an exam soon, wanting to do the half term tutoring). I think that's reasonable. All of this is clearly stated in my contract, which she is aware of and it's signed by her. Has anyone else had this happen to them? I've sent her a message saying I can't guarantee the slot when she gets back as I have a waiting list and she's given me no notice at all. Has anyone had this happen, so early on in the year?