07 January, 2006

Justin's Response (continued)

Justin (continued)
(NO I HAVE NEVER POSTED ON THIS SITE BEFORE FYI -- the girlfriend thing wasn't me)

I have exposed my true identity and even a real life picture because I have nothing to hide. You have chosen to remain behind the false guise of "Emma" or craigslit-generated email addressed. This is probably for a good reason; I can understand that no professional - or mother for that matter - would wish to be associated with this "campaign of hatred" that you have established against myself -- Justin Womack --.But I must say that there are (3) things that you have overlooked in your attacks. I am sorry to say, but though you seem to have grown more desperate and devoted, your efforts cannot pollute (3) verifiable aspects of my character. I know that some "regulars" to this site will read this posting (before it is flagged down again by you) and help delete future postings that you direct against me.

(1) Community Service.
As my resume reflects, this has been a huge part of my life. I will provide one example and move on:There stands a 50' flagpole at Vineyard Christian School in Newport Beach that was constructed by me. The principle of the school (who has known me since 1989) will provide a reference to my character, heart & ability to care for children.
(2) Non-profit advocacy.
While a simple google search will pull up a stream of attacks (posted in multiple cities and states -- all anonymous or under a false guise), there will also be postings about my appearances on national-news broadcasts targeted at teens struggling with low self-esteem. For the first 2 years in high school, I struggled with 'male anorexia'. I couldn't understand why it seemed that my parents had abandoned me emotionally at a young age and found exercise to be a nice source of comfort & distraction. In the end, I walked away from the trial with a newfound "understanding" and passion for children/teens in general. Not only did I work with the media to reach people on a national/general level, but this is also when I decided on a service-oriented career. For my junior & senior years in high school, I worked as a nanny (building into household manager duties) because I wanted to gain first-hand experience as well -- working on a personal/ individual level. That is where I decided upon a career in the private domestic service arena.
(3) Character.
This is the easiest one for me to testify to as I believe that the entire public has evidence enough (below). While you have posted false claims, personal attacks and even twisted the words of my last posting, I have not responded to ONE of your postings with anger, hatred or rude words. At this point, I fear that you may try to pretend that you are me and use this as another way to sabotage my work. But people will read this. There will be people who will take the time to research the facts. I have even left this posting up for replies because I am willing to personally speak with anyone & everyone. Quality & sincerity are pretty easy to detect in even a simple five minute conversation. That is something that black & white words on a computer screen can never reach.
Conclusion To "Emma": I "call you out" from behind your fascade. If you are seriously trying to help other parents and families, then put your name on the line. To the Craigslist/ Nanny/ Family Community: You decide. If you don't feel that I am sincere or would make a good nanny, then flag down my postings. They are easy to read (even if anonymous) and I only post a few a week (vs. multiple, cheapened attempts like someone else we know). I will get the message and sadly move on to pursue a new career.If however you decide to support me, then I ask for your help in clearing up my "google record". I do not have the privilege of (nor desire for) a full-time household staff to afford me the extra free time to babysit and screen through each attack that is made against me.If I did, I would rather use that time 'contributing' with thing like community service and non-profit work.Regardless, I appreciate your time and again apologize that this could not be dealt with privately. Below you will find posted everything up to this date (if you care to get all the details before deciding).
With Much Heart ,
Justin Avin Womack


Professional Nanny, Live in or out - Still Justin Womack - same scam__________________________________
Reply to: comm-255758978@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-12-31, 10:32AM PST
What a shame he is still trying to con people, even using a different name now. Justin Womack, Justin Avin, or Guy Weyland, all the same person. My husband and I are in the process of suing this young man for falsifing documents. Contact us for more information if you have been scammed too.
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Justin Womack______________________
Reply to: comm-255808096@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-12-31, 1:01PM PST
If you claim to be such an innocent victim in this whole situation, why do you keep using false names? I don't buy your story one bit and I hope the mom that is "calling you out" and warning other families about you continues because you are a pathological liar who should be banned from using CL. Furthermore, I hope she continues to investigate your false references and keeps informing other families about you... Thank God we have moms like her to warn the rest of us.
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Justin Avin (Womack) - Household manager_______________________________
Reply to: see below
Date: 2006-12-25, 8:56PM PST
DO NOT use this young man. He has fake references that include family and friends that lie for him, his references letters are admittingly all handwritten by him, and he had no experience in anything he claims except for double talking and making up lies
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NANNY seeking LA's FINEST(Justin)________________________________________
Reply to: comm-257660488@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-01-04, 2:00PM PST
Get Real Justin A Leopard can't change his spots We also know you're a WOLF in SHEEPS Clothing
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High-End NANNY in Brentwood Area! - Still Justin Womack, new name!!__________________________________
Reply to: comm-255757442@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-12-31, 10:27AM PST
Wow, so now you have to change your name as well as fake all your references to find a job? Very sad. We are in the process of suing this young man for falsifying documents. Please contact us for more information on his ongoing scam.
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HIGH PROFILE NANNY_____Still with a Heart of Gold ! (MY RESPONSE) ______________________________
Reply to: comm-255981281@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-01-01, 6:56AM PST
Hello & Warm Greetings!Introduction:My Name Is Justin Avin Womack.There have been several postings with my name in the title that I would like to address personally.Background:It has been my experience that the hardships we face & overcome in life should serve one purpose:---> To make us stronger & more sensitive to the needs of others -- with the goal that this inherited "wisdom" could be used to better someone else's lifeand/or to serve others.Everyone has had their share of problems but what separates the bad, the good & the excellent is how we choose to deal with our experiences.For me, I will admit that in high school I developed "male anorexia" in order to cope with a lack of parental support that hurt and confused me. As anathlete competing at the varsity level in 3 high school sports, cutting out food actually increased my obsession with it. That was enough of adistraction to hold my mind from the painful thoughts of biological rejection.But like most people with anorexia, the disorder took its toll and I ended up a mere 69 pounds at 5'5". Recovering was a difficult, shameful & painfulexperience. Yet I came "back to life" AND I was blessed with two things:(1) A Passion / compassion / understanding for the needs of others (emotional & physical)(2) A Purpose for my life (to make serving others my first & foremost objective)It's the humility & heart from my high school struggles that has blossomed into a sincere warmth that employers say sets me above my peers.Managing someone's life/household is much easier when serving is the ultimate goal already (versus self-centered distractions). I look at each requestand duty as one more opportunity to pass on a piece of my inherited "wisdom" that I was gifted with at such a young age --- to "Pay It Forwards"!Reaction:Up until this point, I have not addressed the woman in La Jolla directly. I would like to open with the affirmation to Emma that I will never holdanything against her. Like any other person, I see a beautiful person inside. There is an analogy that I would like to use as tool to help justify my understanding for her and for her behavior.The subject is a crude one, but it does the point well: pornography. It has been my experience that people who let this "harmless" addiction into their life are really seeking some source of personal/emotional fulfillment. Almost always, a conflict arises: the images loose their original appeal. With time, the person grows more addicted, more desperate just trying to meet the original satisfaction -- all only to be met with the bitterreality that it is a false hope...a lost cause. I feel qualified to use this example as I see it very a kin to how I tried to manipulate my relationship withfood in order to feel "in control" of my life and emotions.If you will notice from the postings listed in the history of this site, Emma's comments (now turning to threats) have become increasingly more provacative & desperate. In this case, it seems that spiteful vengeance has proven the "band-aid": an attempt to create some feeling of satisfaction to fill a personal void. I forsee a deeper pain that is trying to be comforted by a series of attacks against my name. How could I hold the real, beautiful person that is Emma for this confused outward expression. She is just a person in crisis ... much like I was growing up as a child. Where to Proceed:My initial reaction was to cry out for help. I posted a call to other nannies and families for support. Some suggested revenge, some offered kind words. But as I sat and thought about just how to deal with this "thorn in my side",
I came to an awesome realization:
1) She has posted her attacks on several key sites -- cities with large populations of people. By posting a sincere reply to her comments, not only will I be given the opportunity to live up to the warm-hearted attitude I profess to (the very thing that is so hard to prove as nannies & toaccept in a client as families)... BUT I will also have the appropriate circumstances to reach out to others. If these words have touched you -- nomatter if you are a family/potential client, nanny or just a random person -- I would like to make my email account freely open - from today until forever. Though I am young in age, I've been told that I am mature in spirit and am always so happy to be there to just talk, to encourage, to uplift. I mean it :-)
2) I might even find a perfect family or client from all of this. Out of adversity, there is always triumph. I already see this situation as a blessing. Thatwould just be icing on the cake! I do have a website & resume available that I will be happy to pass on, though that is not my primary objective with this posting.Conclusion- The hardships that we face in life serve the purpose of making us stronger- The incite that we gain is invaluable; its value can only be multiplied by the number of people's lives that are bettered from it! - If this is the attitude that you would like to radiate into your household, fill your life, be passed on to your children, then you may respond to this email: whether you are seeking a friend, an employee or an advocate!
Warm Wishes & Don't Forget to "Pay it Forwards" this New Year ,
Justin Avin Womack
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Justin Please Read______________________________
Reply to: comm-256057555@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-01-01, 11:20AM PST
My name is Emma and I want to explain: When my husband and I interviewed Justin we had no idea about any of the things he just admitted. We felt he was a sincere, struggling, lost young man who was hoping for a break to turn his life around. We stand behind our decision not to hire him as we felt our children were too precious for him to practice a new life on. Justin's references are made up, along with many other things, but we understand why now, and why he was so persistent, even desperate at times to cover his tracks when we discovered the truth. His family must love him intensely to be able to put themselves in this situation and pretend to be employers so he can find a new life. He seems to have a strong support system that has veered a little off track. Justin did confide in us that he was having problem with his boyfriend and has been seeking psychiatric help for that and other addictions, but we had no idea the extent of it until now. Pornography is a serious, horrific addiction, and had we known that this was the cause of Justin's erratic behaviour and at times bizarre emails to us, we would have never posted what we did. We wanted to warn other families about his made up jobs, but we didn't realize that he is being controlled by something he has no control over. Porn can rule your life if you let it, and it seems Justin is truly trying to change that around, and we applaud him for it. He certainly can do anything he sets his mind to, and I think he is waiting for a job to help pull him out of this vicious cycle. I personally think he is very brave for admitting all of this on a public board, but really, Justin is nothing if not brave. His life reflects that. For Justin or anyone else who struggles with pornography addiction, here are some resources we hope will help you: www.moralityinmedia.org/pornsEffects/vbctreat.htm http://www.boundless.org/2000/features/a0000379.htmlovercome.
www.victimsofpornography.org/Victims%20Stories/Former%20Porn%20Addict%20-Victims%20Stories.htm
We hold no resentment towards Justin, and in this New Year, we wish him the very best in finding what he has been searching for. We hope he can come clean about his background to future families and present what we know is inside; a wonderful, honest young man who truly can make something of himself if he chooses.
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01 January, 2006

Holiday Bonuses, Part I (continued)

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Position: Nanny Share for three families
Bonus: $100 total
Your Weekly Salary: No response
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: No response
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: No response
City, State and Country: No response
"I am a nanny shared by 3 families. I work very hard for them and expected a holiday "bonus" meeting etiquette (especially since they all have Emily Post etiquette books. I received only $100 - combined from all three. I was quite disappointed!"

Position: Nanny for one 10 month old baby
Bonus: $2500
Your Weekly Salary: $800
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Picture of the baby in a silver frame, $300 gift certificate to Westchester Mall, round trip plane ticket home to Washington for March and an extra week off (that week in March).
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 10 months
City, State and Country: Harrison, NY
"I work for the nicest and most generous family ever. They are great parents who dote on their daughter and want to have more children and hope I will stay for awhile. I am very happy to be working for them. It is such a happy home."

Position: Nanny Share for Two Families
Bonus: $250 from each family ($500)
Your Weekly Salary: no response
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Amethyst and Diamond Ring
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 10 months
City, State and Country: Roseville, CA.
"I'm a nanny for 2 families in Roseville, CA. I work M, W, F and the other T, TH. Both 8 hours a day. And usually a few hours over time a week. They both treat me like I'm a part of the family and I quite often stay and hang out after 'I'm off work' and eat dinner with them and watch movies, etc. Both families fave me $250 bonuses each along with going in on a Christmas gift together, a beautiful amethyst ring with 4 diamonds, which represent my 4 girls that I take care of. I have been with both of my families for about 10 months now, and we are perfect matches for each other. They pay me $10 and hour, which is nothing, Yes I know, But they do take care of me in many other ways! I cannot complain at all. I hope this helps"

Position: Part time Childcare Provider to a 10 and 12 year old Boy
Bonus: $800
Your Weekly Salary: $210 for 10 hours of work
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Books and a Journal
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: Since 1994
City, State and Country: Alexandria, VA.

Position: Nanny
Bonus: $300
Your Weekly Salary: No response
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: $200 in gifts and a paid week off between Christmas and New Year's.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: No response
City, State and Country: No response

Position: Nanny for 3 year old twins
Bonus: $1000
Your Weekly Salary: $700 for 4 days
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: none
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 5 weeks!
City, State and Country: New York, New York

Position: Nanny/light housekeeping
Bonus: $450
Your Weekly Salary: $450
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Ugg boots and a $50 Best Buy Gift card.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 5 years
City, State and Country: No response
"I have been with them for five years, and they've been wonderful to me, they have been like second family. They gave me their car (Infiniti 1996) as a gift. The are sponsoring me for the green card. They paid for my school."

Position: Nanny/housekeeper
Bonus: none
Your Weekly Salary: $500
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: umbrella
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: Since June 2003
City, State and Country: Sorrento, CA

Position: Nanny
Bonus: $850
Your Weekly Salary: $850
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: The family also gave me an extra two weeks of unscheduled vacation so I am off until January 3. I take care of three girls and the mother bought a gift for each girl from me. Each gift was nice. A Tod's Mickey handbag, A $250 Lord & Taylor Gift Certificate and a silk and cashmere robe
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: Two Years
City, State and Country: Fairfield, CT
"I have been working for the same family in Fairfield, CT for almost two years. My position is that of nanny. The first year I got one weeks pay. I made 800 week the first year. That year they raised me to $850 and that is the amount of the bonus I got this year. The family also gave me an extra two weeks of unscheduled vacation so I am off until January 3. I take care of three girls and the mother bought a gift for each girl from me. Each gift was nice. A Tod's Mickey handbag, A $250 Lord & Taylor Gift Certificate and a silk and cashmere robe. These are not things I would ever buy for myself. I work for a great family and not because they got me great gifts this holiday. They are good people all year long! I consider myself very lucky!"

Position: Nanny
Bonus: None
Your Weekly Salary: $600
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: $300 Jo Malone Candle Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 14 months
City , State and Country: No response
"Last year I got a bonus of $350 dollars. I make $600 per week. I started the job in October of 2005 so the bonus seemed fair.
Last year I got no gift. This year I got no bonus. I did get a Jo Malone Orange Blossom Candle with 4 wicks. I'm a live in nanny and one of their rules in the nanny contract was that I could not burn incense or candles. I looked online and found out that this candle sells for over $300 dollars. This surely makes my gift the worst and most impractical ever! I spent about $400 on thoughtful and practical gifts for each of their kids as well as both parents. Bummer."


Position: Nanny
Bonus: $500
Your Weekly Salary: $500
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Holiday Greeting Card
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 3 years
City , State and Country: No response
"$500 a week I make. $500 for my bonus this year. I worked here 3 years. They give me a Holiday Card with a picture of them kids on it. It's nice. I also get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Years Day off. "

Position: Live out Nanny
Bonus: $2500
Your Weekly Salary: $925
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Juicy silver locket necklace with picture of the twins inside, a really pretty down throw, an espresso machine & a basket of lotions.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: For 10 months
City , State and Country: Greenwich, CT

Position: Live out Nanny
Bonus: $700
Your Weekly Salary: $700
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: The family gets me a small gift for each night of Hanukkah that I am there since I am there when they light the candles. They are really nice and down to earth so the gifts are fun and things I enjoy.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 7 months
City, State and Country: Manhattan, NY

Position: Nanny
Bonus: See Below
Your Weekly Salary: No response
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: No Response
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 13 months
City, State and Country: Westchester County (NY)
"I decided to respond to your questionnaire because my situation is relatively unique. For the past 13 months, I have been working for a very dysfunctional family in need of a lot of care. I live in M-F. The job isn't what I thought it would be at all. It is so much more. The two children I take care of really need a stable force in their life so even when it gets hard, I can't think to leave. The family I work for lives in a big house in Westchester. I wouldn't say their personal information but the police have been to the house because of fights they had. They are not the best parents which you can imagine they aren't the best boss either. They don't remember to leave things for me. My paycheck has bounced 3 times. I have to ask for them to pay the bounced fee. All of this takes time. I come in on Monday and there won't even be milk in the refrigerator so I have to take the kids straight away to the store to get milk for breakfast. If they don't leave money, I pay for it and leave a receipt. I am still waiting to get paid back for groceries I bought last week. I am crazy about their boys though. They are good kids. It is no surprise that a bonus did not occur to my boss last year. This year I thought maybe because I had been such a part of their life this past year. I wouldn't expect a gift since I bought most of the gifts for the mom for her kids and wrap them too. So when I left on Friday, there was a yellow piece of paper folded and taped with my name on it. I opened it and it was $50. The last time I used the credit card at the gas station, it wouldn't take so I had to put her gas on my card. $48. worth. I still don't know if the $50 was my yearly bonus or maybe it was the repaying of $48 of gas. But I put it in my handbag and packed up for the weekend to go home to Brooklyn. The father's mom pull me aside and told me she didn't know how I did it and she appreciated that I take such good care of her grandchildren. Then she said that this was between just me and her and she gave me an envelope. Then I left to walk to the train station. The check was for $1,000.00. I was shocked. It wasn't the money but it made me cry that the grandparents realized that I was doing a hard job. The money is also great but it best was that I felt appreciated."

Position: Full-time Nanny
Bonus: $100
Your Weekly Salary: $650
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus:$50 gift certificate to Sears
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: January 2005-December 2006 = 2 years
City, State and Country: Bergen County, NJ

Position: 3 day a week nanny= 28 hours per week
Bonus: $1000
Your Weekly Salary: $550
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Leather Journal, $100 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, picture frame with picture of child I take care of and myself in it, my favorite perfume, really pretty scarf and gloves and a box of expensive chocolates.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: approx. 1 year
City, State and Country: Rye, NY

Position: Live in Nanny for three children
Bonus: $5000
Your Weekly Salary: $750
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: The bonus was from the parents. The three children got me a 3 pieces of Atlantic brand luggage.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 1yr, 4 months
City, State and Country: Walnut Creek, CA

Position: Nanny, light HK, 3 children. Live in M-F, live out on weekends
Bonus: $500
Your Weekly Salary: $650
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: A bracelet
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 3 months
City, State and Country: Armonk, NY

Position: Nanny for two school aged children
Bonus: $600, plus extra week off with pay ($600)
Your Weekly Salary: $600
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Tickets to see Beauty and the Beast for myself, husband and two children, gift certificate for dinner in Manhattan, car service for one evening and my boss bought three gifts for each of my 2 daughters.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: almost 2 years
City, State and Country: Larchmont, NY

Position: Nanny (Live-out)
Bonus: $544 (one weeks pay with a note attached explaining they took back one day's pay because I was out sick on December 12!
Your Weekly Salary: $680
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: handmade gifts from the children (who are great). A regifted tin of nuts from the parents (youngest child has a nut allergy).
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 2 years
City, State and Country: no response
"I love the children I work for. Otherwise I would be out looking for a new job."

Position: Nanny
Bonus: $1500
Your Weekly Salary: $750
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: None
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 4 months
City, State and Country: Los Angeles area

Position: PT Nanny
Bonus: $0
Your Weekly Salary: $350 (3 days)
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: $500 gift certificate to Milano Spa which is wear my boss gets her hair cut and colored.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: a year and a half
City, State and Country: Chicago, Ill.

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Position: Full-time Nanny
Bonus: $225
Your Weekly Salary: $670
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: If you can call it a gift. Her mother bought her a sweater from Lord & Taylor. She gave it to me and told me to return it and get something nice for myself.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 7 years
City, State and Country: Rye, New York
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Position: Full-time Live in Nanny
Bonus: $500
Your Weekly Salary: $450
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: A box full of socks (inside joke) and an aero garden.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: April 2004
City, State and Country: Princeton, NJ
"My bosses are wonderful people who value what an asset it is to have a nanny. To love and take care of their children in a way they would do it if they could. For those of you who are not respected by your employers, it is time to move on and find a family that will. I have been through 4 families and would not settle until I found the perfect one."
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Position: Full-Time Live-Out Nanny 7 AM-3 PM
Bonus: $100 spending money for trip.
Your Weekly Salary: $520
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: 2 round trip tickets for any where in the U.S.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 7 Months
City , State and Country: Portland, Oregon USA
"Out of all the nanny positions I have had, they treat me like I am actually a member of their family! And believe me I have worked for horrible people! This summer my mom and I will be traveling to New York, thanks to my Christmas gift!"
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Position: full-time nanny to infant & preschooler
Bonus: $250
Your Weekly Salary: $500 before taxes
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: $50 gift card to Target
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 2 years 4 months
City, State and Country: Nashville, TN USA
Comment
Position: FT Nanny
Bonus: $900
Your Weekly Salary: $900 after taxes (and health insurance)
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Sony K-Series Vaio, basket of coffees.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 8 months
City, State and Country: NY, NY (UES)
Comment
Position: Nanny for 1 child
Bonus: $100 (started job last mid September)
Your Weekly Salary: $465 (31 hours per week)
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: origin shampoos
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: Since September 2006
City , State and Country: San Francisco, ca
"At the beginning they hired me for 2 children, then they put one in school, you do not find a school so fast so I am sure they had already been looking for a school when I had the job interview but they did not mention anything.
I did not get paid for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and lots of nannies I talk to get paid. So I am a bit frustrated."

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Your Position: Full time Nanny
Bonus: Full weeks pay
Your Weekly Salary: $570
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: none
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 3 months
City , State and Country:Albuquerque, NM
Comment
Position: Full time, live-out Nanny
Bonus:$1800
Weekly salary:$800
1 week off-paid (extra to my 2 weeks vacation].
Length of time worked you have worked for family: 3 months
City, State, Country: Los Angeles, CA
Comment
Position: Part time afterschool nanny/mother's assistant
Weekly salary: $300.00
Bonus: 2 weeks paid vacation
Any supplementary Gifts aside form the bonus: $100.00 Nordstrom gift card
Length of time worked you have worked for family: One year
City, State, Country: Southern California
Comment
Your Position: Full-time (6 days a week) Nanny/ House Keeper (for 3 kids under the age of 4)
Bonus: $0
Your Weekly Salary: $400
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: A gift basket from wal-mart of foul smelling body washes
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: Almost 3 months
City , State and Country: upstate NY
"I have done everything I am possibly able too for this family. I started the job 2 weeks early because she went into emergency c-section. I stay late over half of the week with no notice and no extra pay. Everyday I am there I realize more and more how the mom doesn't appreciate me, and how I can't take working over 60 hours a week for such little pay. The mom wanted me to work on Christmas eve and Christmas day because they are Jewish and don't celebrate that holiday, ever though I asked for those days off exactly before they even hired me. I worked 5.5 hours on Christmas eve and did get Christmas day off, and I am now looking for a new job."
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Your Position: Live in Nanny
Bonus: $o see below
Your Weekly Salary: $700.00
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: See Below
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: almost 3 months.
City, State and Country: Scarsdale, New York
"I changed positions in late September. During the interview, the mother who I interviewed with made everything sound so wonderful so I was excited to start a job with her and her children. I moved in. Everything went okay. It was a lot of work (13 hour days) but as December came in to focus I had learned my way around Scarsdale and to their schools and activities. I had paid to change my ticket home from December 17th. to December 23 (at her request). December 15th. was the first day of Hanukkah. I had hoped that weekend to get all of my shopping out of the way and I was getting excited about my trip home to Chicago. My boss returned home early. At first I assumed it was for Hanukkah. Then she put a movie on for the children and told me that she was firing me. I tried to ask why and she didn't want to give me an answer (I later found out her previous nanny had called and asked to return to work). So not only does she fire me on the spot, but she makes me get out that minute. And I was getting paid every two weeks. She owed me a ton of overtime. I was so upset. You can't imagine this kind of rejection when you have to pack up your stuff and get out of someone's house. I waited for an hour on the curb for a friend to come and pick me up. I held off crying because I didn't want to give that b*tch the satisfaction. She didn't pay me the overtime and she deducted from that two week paycheck for the phone I had just paid to have installed as well as enough to "pay the residual balance". No bonus. No pay for the next week. And no money to Christmas Shop. It was the worst experience ever. For every great story you read on here or here about a nanny getting a great bonus, there are probably three nannies that get screwed. These employers have all of the power when you are a live-in so as carefully as employers are warned to choose their nannies, I want to warn nannies to choose employers carefully! The wrong employer can ruin your life. I am returning to New York on January 7 and will start working for what sounds like a great family. Fortunately for me, the nannies I had met in the area and the parents knew that the woman I was working for was a b*tch and they networked to find a new position for me!"
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Your Position: Full time Nanny for a two year old boy
Bonus: $7000.00
Your Weekly Salary: $714.00 (after taxes
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: $100.00 gift card to Sephora with some other makeup gift with it, a beautiful pottery barn frame with a picture of the little boy, and I just recently hurt myself and have been out of work for 3 weeks and they are paying me (extra time off).
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: I have worked with them for a year and a half.
City , State and Country Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"I work for the best family with the best little boy ever. I have been a nanny for about 9 years and can honestly say this is the best job ever. Not only because they are great to me financially, but as we all know as nannies most of the time it is better to be respected and appreciated in your job than anything. Still after a year and a half they constantly tell me how much they love and appreciate me and it is so nice to hear. I was stuck in some pretty bad jobs in the past but I kept searching and found something wonderful."
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Position: Nanny/Housekeeper
Bonus: $100
Your Weekly Salary: $200 for 2 days a week
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: clothing (maybe $100-$150)
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 4 months
City , State and Country: Jacksonville, FL USA
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Your Position: Full time nanny shared by two families for two toddlers
Bonus: $600
Your Weekly Salary: Between $600-$675 depending on hours worked
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Yes, but they ordered it and it hasn't yet arrived so it will be a surprise still. I am sure it will be lovely.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 10 months
City , State and Country: Chicago, IL.
"I was thrilled with the bonus I received from the families I work for,
I feel like they really do value and respect the work that I do and
that they know I love their kids very much. Also I am really excited
to have another gift when it arrives."

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Your Position: Nanny for 2 children
Bonus: $1000
Your Weekly Salary: $775.00
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Yes! Hitatchi personal massager (!), 2 James Pears cashmere sweaters, necklace, ipod nano, Christian Dior fragrance, Marc Jacobs clutch, gift certificate to itunes, gift certificate to Victoria's Secret, gift certificate to Sephora and gift certificate to Bloomingdales.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 4 years
City , State and Country: Manhattan, New York
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Your Position: Nanny
Bonus: $50
Your Weekly Salary: depends on days needed ranges from 400 for a full week to 80 for part time work
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: no
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 5 months
City , State and Country: West Seneca, NY
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Your Position: Part-Time Nanny (They also have a full-time nanny and another part time nanny).
Bonus: no monetary bonus
Your Weekly Salary: depending on school schedule $100-300 (however with Christmas break I'm pulling $700)
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: a beautiful $75 leather bound bible (which I wanted), and about $50-75 of other presents especially chapsticks, notebooks and things from the girls. also I got home made cards and also thank you cards from the girls for the gifts I gave them.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: less than 3 months
City , State and Country: Winter Park, FL, USA
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Your Position: full-time, live out nanny
Bonus: $810
Your Weekly Salary: $810
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: $50 gift cards for each
of my three children. Pretty silk scarf for me.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 6 months
City , State and Country: Santa Clara, CA
"I work for a very nice family. They are generous and kind."
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Your Position: PT Nanny
Bonus: $50.00
Your Weekly Salary: $200.00 (for ten hours)
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: One paid extra day even though I was off.
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 5 months
City , State and Country: Century City, CA.
"Kinda Cheap huh. and my other boss gave a gift certificate for their restaurant and a coffee cake... I'm stuck with a bunch of cheapies! I need to find more generous bosses.....The first job for $200.00 is based on 10 hours a week. Which is $20.00 an hour but there is driving involved this salary includes mileage and gas. The other is about $300.00 per week averaging 20some hours ($14.00 an hour) But the bonuses were bad!"
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Your Position: Full time nanny
Bonus: $0
Your Weekly Salary: $600, before taxes
Any Supplementary Gifts aside from The Bonus: Hat and mittens
Length of Time you Have worked for the Family: 18 months
City, State and Country: Midwest
"I work for people who get their entire salary as an end of the year bonus, and after 18 months of working 60 hours a week, I get a hat. Then I found a new job."

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