That’s a terrible situation. I’m sure you can get a job with another family that treats you with respect (and not as a maid). Your pay is your pay and what you are entitled to. You should also NOT be using your own gas (or it should
be paid for) and you should have access to the internet if doing things for the kids.
I saw the contact thing...the next job MAKE sure you have one signed. its unfortuantle that it comes down to stuff like that but its so important to protect yourself.
It’s so hard when its things like this. You end up loving the kids but hating the parents. My friend has a daycare and she says its awful. The kids are all fantastic but the parents are a constant headache.
Good luck sweetie, Let us know how the talk goes…..
That is just horrible! I was getting angry reading each scenario and they just seemed to get worse the more you wrote! They knew they were not going to live up to the terms of the contract which is why they put off signing one. So happy
you are leaving! Good riddens to wretched people!
Thanks all who have posted and to those who remember my excitment and now agree with me that it is just a sad situation...
I have spoken to the mother and she says she feels horrible- she said she had NO idea the pay rate she was giving me along with the hours I was working- I don't know if that's ture- I'd like to think so but you never know with people.
I have decided to go back to corporate and so that is what I am doing as of right now. I fixed up my resume and I am now searching for something full time, with benefits and someplace where I will be working NORMAL hours.
It's very important for me to be home at a certain time so i can spend time with the fur baby!!!!
Um...no? If you guys discussed that when you started, that's the way it is! They can't just change things up on you because they feel like it. Granted, you should have a signed contract and if you don't then they can get away with it. The other
stuff sounds like a terrible living situation, I would definitely tell them that things need to change or you are gone.
And if it's that bad, can you find another job for now? I know it might suck, but what about some sort of retail or office job just to get by until you find a new nanny position? If they are that unreasonable, then it's not unreasonable for you
to just get so fed up that you quit right away. Maybe with you gone they will realize how nice it was having your help!