Received Thursday, October 7, 2010
I sent in this posting a few months ago, and then asked ISYN to please not post it, as I got paranoid that my bosses might see it and know it was me. But in light of the fact that I recently quit, and that I just saw another poster write in about cell phone snooping from the bosses, I thought I'd re-submit this now. P.S. Mom boss, if you're reading this, I think you're a crappy mother and an even crappier employer. Leaving you turned out to be the best employment decision I've ever made!
I'm ready to get bashed for admitting this: I totally snooped on my employer's blackberry. She left it behind by and I peeked.
I didn't expect her to be talking about me, so it was a surprise when I found the following text msg sent to a friend: "My nanny ate a box of our ice cream sandwiches! I went to grab one and they were gone!?"
Yes, I did eat about three of them from a box of eight over the course of 6-7 work days. I saw mom eat them every afternoon, and she had told me when I started to "help yourself to anything in the kitchen" and "we want you to feel at home here." Ice cream sandwiches wouldn't normally be my choice for an afternoon snack, but that was really the only thing in the house and with work days of 9-11+ hours, I was hungry!
It was hurtful to hear her talking like that behind my back. I KNOW I shouldn't have snooped. She's been so nice to me and seemingly so appreciative, and I love her baby so much and take such good care of her, that it just hurts to have her talk like that about me. Especially about something so trivial- and something she'd welcomed me to do!
Just a vent, but if you want to argue or advise or whatever, I can take it. :)