I work as a full time nanny in San Francisco, CA i started this position about seven months ago, in the past i worked with different families and everything went well, the last family i worked for three years all these families still send me present for my birthday, pictures from the kids etc. I know i am a good nanny i am hard working, responsible and creative, when i accepted this new job i was very happy because i always wanted to live in SF.
This job is starting to be a nightmare, i love the kids with all my heart! but the parents are another story, working here for seven months they do not trust me, they have cameras in every room of the house, even one in the car! i found out the first week i starting working here, i really dont care about them because i know i am doing a good job and have nothing to fear but at the same time it doesn't feel right to know you work for people who dont trust you.
The other day the dad was supposed to leave the house to go to the gym at night, some nights i do extra "babysitting" i was supposed to put the little boy to bed he said his goodbyes and left, i even heard the front door closing, to my surprise i found out he was hiding in this room, at first i didn't know he was home but i found out because the little boy told me, i know he was hiding to see if i mistreated the boy.
this is all too much to handle, i just cant stand it anymore at the same time i need the job i have no money saved because i spend it on tuition for school and the jobs here in the bay area are scarce.
every day at work they are both looking at their camera i know this because they make comments and know things that we did during the day without asking, sometimes i wonder if they get any work done!
I would like other nannies advice how would they handle this situation? i feel like i am in jail.
To the Reader that sent this in, please forgive me for not posting this before now, it had been lost and I only found it while going through to delete some e-mail.