Tuesday

Ancient Playground at Central Park in NYC

Received Tuesday, November 27, 2007
If you have a nanny named Sara/Sarah, who is a black female with jet black hair, dark skin, medium height and build and she frequents ancient park; I think you should know that she met an older mother at the park today (11/27) at around 1:20 PM and they spoke about a position. I witnessed the whole thing. After the older mother (she looked like a grandma) left, the nanny Sara went to a group of two other black nannies and started talking. She is going to start her new position on Jan 2 and she isn't giving you any notice because she needs her bonus. This makes me so angry because I know you will be stuck for childcare when she doesn't show up after the holiday. I have been there, believe you me. Nanny's last day of work is Friday December 21. She had one boy with her but the other nannies watched him while she chatted with the mom. The boy is about 2, dressed super warmly with a scarf, even though it isn't that cold. The scarf was blue, his jacket looked like a little bomber style jacket and he had curly hair and was a white child. The worst part of it is the little boy was totally taken with the nanny. He was asking who she was talking to. And at one point, he ran over and hugged her knees. This is really sad, since it doesn't look like nanny is even going to say good-bye. And shame on you, mom who has to know something is not quite kosher to meet someone's nanny at a park for an interview!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am confused. How can the last day be November 21st? Did you mean December? I do not understand how people hire someone knowing that they are about to leave with no notice. Don't they know that the nanny will eventually do this to them.

Anonymous said...

M.Y.O.B. lady!

Maybe the mom is a total b***h. Maybe the mom is a pain to work for. Maybe the mom is like you- I'm sure that's why you got screwed, too.

I'm so sick of you psyco women. This place is to report "bad", or "good" nanny sightings. This is not a place to snitch, or gossip. So where are you while your nanny is with your kid/s now...?

Anonymous said...

listen, you piss ant-
this is a place to report whatever you see. You could report a nanny combing her hair. This sounds to my like a very scary nanny sighting. Of course you would have to have a nanny, trust her and know that your children loved her to KNOW that!

Be gone, you nanny!

tree said...

Maybe the nanny told the older mother at the interview her last day is December 21st so the mother isn't aware the nanny didn't tell the current family she works for.
This is mean for the nanny to do but it happened to me as a nanny and I was out of a job.

cali mom said...

People seek out new jobs for many valid reasons. They are allowed to do so, unless they are reneging on a contract in which case the employer has some legal options they can pursue. It is customary to NOT let your current employer know you are interviewing for a new job, so I don't fault the mom who conducted the interview for anything. If she knows the nanny is planning to leave her current job without notice, she probably won't hire her. And as tree said, she may not be aware of it.

As for the nanny's plans to leave w/out notice because she really needed the bonus, I'd guess that if the family she was working for treated her with respect and appreciated her work, she wouldn't be considering doing that. And she probably DOES really need the bonus. Maybe she's employed by that stingy bag who whined about being expected to give a gift or bonus to her nanny. Maybe it's just because she's a selfish bitch, but I give her the benefit of the doubt in this case because I've known many a$$hole employers. Who hasn't ever had a job where they dreamed about sticking around to acrue their full vacation pay, holiday bonus, retirement vesting percentage or whatever, and leaving the boss high and dry? Some bosses ask for it and treat employees as disposable.

Anonymous said...

Of course people seek out new jobs all the time, but they usually do the interviews on their own time, not during work hours when you are responsible for someone's child. You either take the day off or meet after work in the evening.

nannyme said...

that is so not true. i have had plenty of interviews on work time and with my charges there (of course this has been with the mothers permission since she was helping me look for part time jobs) usually nannies do this kind of underhanded stuff when they are not satisfied with their jobs or the parents have pissed them off in some way of course i would never do this because what goes around comes around and usually to bite you in the ass

Anonymous said...

I agree with Cali mom. The nanny would not be accepting another job offer if she was happy where she is. I don't agree with quitting without notice, however, if the mom is a nightmare to work for she would make the weeks after the nanny gives notice a living hell.
As for poaching mom, there is nothing wrong with offering someone a job. She probably doesn't know the nanny doesn't intend to give notice.

Anonymous said...

The family I am with now doesn't pay me the most money but they are wonderful and I love their kids. I have met plenty of mothers who try to snipe me from them offering me more money but they never could.

The fact that the nanny can't give notice without fear it would cost her her bonus should be a good indication of the kind of people she works for.

The fact that you would evesdrop then report it here gives me a good indication of the type of person YOU are.

Meme said...

Maybe not the best thing to do on work time, but maybe this nanny has the boss from hell.

Exactly how close were you sitting to these two to hear so much of their conversation? You sound creepy. MYOB!

If you are in a park you should be playing with a child, not eavesdropping.

cali mom said...

"The fact that the nanny can't give notice without fear it would cost her her bonus should be a good indication of the kind of people she works for."

Yes, this is what I meant. If there was a great working relationship with the family she is currently with, they'd still do whatever they had planned bonus-wise even if she had given notice.

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few nannies on tonight. I think that quitting without giving notice is inexcusable. She should give notice after she gets her bonus and stick out for a few more weeks so that her employer can find someone to replace her. She is planning to leave the employer in a very bad position. I would not want to be the person hiring this nanny. She has no integrity.

Anonymous said...

some off you parents give us nannies little or no notice at all that serve her right no notice and for you the nosey bitch myob go wash your dirty drawers

Upstate Mom said...

The issue is that her leaving without notice will harm the child. The writer said that the boy was very attached to the nanny. Regardless of the parents' issues, or lack thereof since you were all making assumptions, if the boy loves her and she leaves without saying goodbye, he will be crushed. All you professional nannies who praise yourselves about your early childhood degrees and the fact that you're not babysitters should understand that and have more sympathy for this boy. Bonus, shmonus.....be professional! It's bad enough this poor mother has to work and hire someone to watch her kid, now she has to worry about him feeling abandonned, or that he wasnot good enough???

Anonymous said...

I think some people should mind their own bussiness and stop worrying about what other people's nannies are doing.

valerie ybarra said...

I think more people should take a break from their daily activities and dial into the activities of the nannies around them. They are usually up to no kind of good.

Anonymous said...

Upstate Mom
Finally, someone who cares enough to mention the little boys feelings. I think what that nanny is doing is underhanded and dirty. She's a greedy bitch.

Anonymous said...

Cali mom is dead on!

If the nanny is working for a family similar to the pervious family I worked for, I don't blame her! I gave my employers 4 entire weeks notice (they were horrible, but I didn't want leave them in a lurch, and more importantly I didn't want to upset their child) and guess what they did in turn? Told me to get out, which of course royally screwed me over as I wasn't needed for an entire month at my new job! Worse yet, I didn't even get to say goodbye to my charge, who began to cry as his mom screamed (quite hysterically might I add) "You wanna leave?! Then get the F-- out RIGHT NOW!" Some people don't deserve any polite societal rules applied to them. If you treat your employees like crap, you shouldn't expect them to bend over backwards for you!

Anonymous said...

I find it very funny when nannies write MYOB here. This whole site is meant to not MYOB. It must drive some of these bad nannies crazy that everyone knows about this place. I wish more people would post.

get your DIRTY SCOOP here said...

"stop stalking nannies" and "mind your own business". These nannies keep showing up to add those very redundant 'taunts'. LMAO

The internet has become a big bad place of not minding your own business.

Anonymous said...

Some employers are just ridiculous. I gave my employer 6 months notice (yes, I said months) and she didn't look to hire someone until my last week, when she had her husband ask me to consider staying. WTF?

Anonymous said...

10:16
"She's a greedy bitch."
When someone in another profession moves on to a better job, they are ambitious and successful. If a nanny does, she is greedy? Yeah, because she makes so much money, and nobody else in this country cares about money.

Not that I condone her leaving without notice.

Anonymous said...

10:57
I reread my post, and you do make a good point. Thanks. I was just upset.
But you are right, it doesn't mean what she's doing is ok.

Anonymous said...

for any job, its nice to give notice to your employer, but to many times they tell you to leave or make your last days there hell. however, with a child involved, with his feelings in turmoil i think it would be best to tell the parents. money isnt everything, but maybe there is more to this than meets the eye. but for everyone involved, the childs feelings should come first.

nannynicole said...

That is a tough one.. We don't know what type of situation she was in..

It depends on how you think your employers will take you quitting.. I quit my last nanny job and I was so freaked out they would just say leave now.. I could not afford 2 weeks with no pay i have a mortgage to pay.. So i gave a one week notice, i knew it would be tight if i had to go with no pay for one week, but i had to think of myself first. I knew the dad could work from home if need be and mom has a ton of vacation time..

But back to this gal.. I would never set up an interview while working or tell a potential employer i'm going to screw over the current one because i need a bonus.. DUH.. .But hey to each his own..