Received Friday, February 6, 2009
I had a fanatastic part time nanny job for a young single mother with perfect hours that complimented my full time job. In addition to working full time, my job as a nanny gave me anywhere from 7-24 hours a week.
I am a reader, poster and fan of this blog - and was a nanny without a work agreement. My employer would call or text 1-2 days beforehand with my hours for the week, which didn't bother me, but I have this weird feeling that as of today I was terminated because I didn't recieve a phone call or text about my hours. If I was fired it wasn't about my tardiness, attendance, my relationship with child or about how left the house a mess, as I went above and beyond my job description.
Here is why I think I got fired - a friend of my boss called last week, wanting me to care for her son in an emergency. I was sick and didn't return her friends calls, and yes, I did feel bad. My question: could I have been fired because I didn't return a phone call? My second question: How do I explain the reason for being fired and the employment gap on my resume?