Received Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I have a rant for you. I provide part-time childcare for three families in their homes. I love two of them. I've been with them long-term, the parents treat me well and I've bonded with the children. But I am over dealing with Family #3. I took the job five months ago--$120 to take care of three young children for 10 hours per week. Here's how it's going...
First of all, there are also two school-agers, so when they're not in school I have to take care of 5 children instead of 3 for the same pay. Second, the mother calls me rather often and tells me that something came up and she won't need me to come that day. Or week. Or last time, two and a half weeks. On the other hand there are also times when they need me to work 35 hours/week and pay me $200. An extra $80 for an extra 25 hours?!
The children are not disciplined. Just this morning one of them ate some of his breakfast, then screamed and threw the rest of it on the floor. Then another yelled, "F***er!" And don't even get me started on their home. Stains on the floor and furniture, old food in the toy boxes, dirty dishes in the kitchen, used pull-ups on the bedroom floor, used feminine products on the bathroom floor... I'm looking for another job--looking hard--and as soon as I find one, I'm outta here!