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Coffee shop doula interviews - who treats?

post #1 of 15
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I am interviewing a couple of doulas in coffee shops, and I am wondering if the etiquette is that I am supposed to buy their drinks and/or snacks?  Or would we typically go Dutch?

As a nanny, I have done interviews in coffee shops, and the Mom (the interviewer) usually offers to treat me (the interviewee), though often I have already gotten my drink when she arrives.  Another doula is coming to my home, and I will obviously have drinks available to offer her in that setting.

post #2 of 15

I'd go Dutch. If you feel a special connection to her pre-interview perhaps get a snack to split. 

post #3 of 15

I think I treated my doula

post #4 of 15

I would treat.

post #5 of 15

I would pay for my own and expect her to as well.

post #6 of 15

I always pay for my own, since I usually arrive early.

post #7 of 15

I always arrive early and pay for my own.

post #8 of 15

add me to the "arrive early and pay for my own" for interviews...

 

the only time i would treat is if i'm meeting up with a former client for a catch up session...

post #9 of 15

Me too, "arrive early, pay for my own"

post #10 of 15
I also always pay for my own, as do they. No other option has ever occurred to me.
post #11 of 15

I have always paid for my own and usually arrive first. Usually.

post #12 of 15

I'd pay for my own.

post #13 of 15

I'm a doula.  I arrive early and pay for my own.  I don't assume that my client (pregnant mom) will even want anything.

post #14 of 15

I think each should pay for their own drink. It's a job interview, after all. The doulas can also deduct the cost of their drinks from their taxes.

post #15 of 15

I buy my own. 

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