Received Sunday, August 3, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
This has nothing to do with being a nanny, but working with children. I sent in something about the child at my daycare being unsupervised in a sandbox, and the Eye Roll Girl. Well, ERG and I started speaking, I thought things were going great with my job, I taught myself and my class sign language, and I was doing my job to the best of my ability, meaning that I was bright, energetic, and cheerful. I wasn't aware of any problems, and I was recently fired from this daycare because my communication skills with staff and parents weren't were they needed to be. I found it easy to communicate with parents, and didn't think I was having a problem. I did find it hard to communicate with staff, since I got a lot of attitude from them. Remember, this was a group of friends, and I didn't go to work to socialize-I went to do a job.
I was also called "loud and boisterous"-I looked it up and it said "hyper, loud, unruly". Ok, yes I can be hyper and loud at times, (ADHD plays a part in the energy thing) but unruly? I was insulted by that comment. I think I was fired because I did my job and a good one at that, but I think the main reason I was fired was because I didn't fit into the "sorority". Has anyone ever been fired for a vague reason-I consider this vague, since nothing specific was brought to my attention which would be an example of my lack of communication skills. How did you explain your being let go to potential employers during job interviews? I was told I could use the center as a reference, which concerns me. Then, because I could see a family that attends the center, how do I explain the reason I was fired, since I know they will ask? Never again will I work in daycare.