Received Sunday, March 23, 2008-Perspective & Opinion
I'm currently a nanny for a 6 & 12 year old. I told my employer 2 weeks ago that I'm expecting...(I'm currently 9weeks pregnant) She was very happy for me and excited and said "i bet you were all stressed out about telling me" She was more than nice about the situation. I felt like i HAD to tell her asap as i would need to be going to a few dr. appt's etc...
Lets rewind to before i was hired.. I had told her that my husband and i were going to try to start a family within the next year and asked if this was going to be a problem. She said absolutely not and mentioned that she even payed her old nanny maternity leave..
Okay... So on Thursday she wanted to talk with me..
She questioned my commitment for the next year and a half.
Told me that my due date is a big inconvenience for her and her husband because they will be very busy for work.
Wanted to know my plan - exactly how long i will take off, what I will do for childcare etc...
Wants a dr's note stating I'm allowed to be outside for 8 hrs a day in the summer, because they have a membership at a yacht club where the kids will have swim and tennis lessons.
She was rather mean and rude to me and has NEVER treated me this way before..
I'm paid under the table so if she just fires me I'm screwed with no income..
I feel like I'm being forced to quit..
They are out of town for the next week so I'm busting my butt to try to find another job and stressed and depressed..
Just wondering what other parents would do in this situation?