Question of the day: How many chances to you give someone before terminating their job?

It’s almost 9:00am and I’m in my home office, instead of my office-office.
Again the Nanny is late. She wasn’t even awake yet when I called her. Her being late to her job is now affecting mine. (Thankgoodness for being able to work via the internet!) Still, I don’t take too kindly to that at all.

I am furious. I know it’s not the easiest job in the world working for me, due to the scheduling issues. But there is a reason why I print out schedules and communicate with her before she leaves my house at the end of the day, with a clear understanding as to when she will be working next.