Received Friday, May 21, 2010
I am badly being taken advantage of in my current position (baltimore, md) they have me working 45 hours a week for $160 pre-tax - are constantly asking me to do things for them on my off days without compensation (ex: evenings when they need to be somewhere, or a week while they go on vacation), and ive also suddenly become the house keeper too. Mom can be verbally abusive at times (accused me of running off with a mop?!?) and parents fight alot which is very stressful for me, and I have no privacy. All in all, I cant take it anymore, I'm at my wits end. Living here is depressing, and everyone I know can see the toll its taken on my mental and physical health, my studies are even taking a toll, my grades have dropped... (im a college student). Ive been trying for a year to find a new position and have been searching more seriously the past month because this is just no longer tolerable, which is sad because I love the kids, but my sanity here is dwindling. I am searching (in secret, i don't want the wrath of mom to come down on me, or for them to just kick me out if i told them), which makes things tougher since I dont have them on my references and ive been here for 2 years.. oh well.
I'm looking for a job that is:
- full or part time
-offers a vehicle for nanny use
-30-45 hours a week
-a fair wage (not looking to get rich but be paid fairly AND legally)
I dont mind doing some light housework, as long as we agree upon what it is you want me to do... would like a contract to protect both parties.
Ive list myself on:
But I have had no luck at all so far - any advice would greatly be appreciated, anything helps as I see it now. Thanks!