Friday

Submission Update

A Day in the Life, Nanny Horror Story, and Rant... all Rolled into One!
So I had a job lined up with another family, and they wanted me to move in within a few days...there was no way I'd turn it down so I could give the current family more notice (after all, no contract, no obligation. They did not keep their end of the deal) so I told them Wednesday that I would be leaving Friday. MB FLIPPED OUT. She told me how immature I am, and told me she's "so disappointed" and on and on with similar comments. I explained calmly why I was leaving listing all our agreements she disregarded. Anyways, she basically kicked me out on the street. She told me to be gone asap. She would not leave the house, would not let me near her children. Thankfully my amazing boyfriend dropped everything to help me get out of there.

Now this is the part where the heavens open up, revealing a beautiful ray of sunlight down on me. I love my new family! They are younger, very laid back, and best of all they are slobs! well...not terribly but they dont expect me to clean the whole house and dont get angry that their house looks like they have two toddlers.....cause yeah, they do! I get paid by the hour and we have a contract. woo!

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9 comments:

Nanny Franny said...

I don't get how some people get mad at a Nanny when she up and leaves w/out notice. If the family treated their Nanny right, this would never happen.

I have up and left many Nanny jobs over inadequate pay, job creep, you name it. It always amazes me how families try to make me feel guilty for doing so. Hey...if they want to blame anyone, all they need to do is look in a mirror. Enough said.

Village said...

Congratulations for requiring your employer to live up to the contract, and leaving when they didn't. To Nanny Power!

MissMannah said...

Franny,

Because the parents are always right and the nannies are supposed to bend over and just take it! Or at least from my past three jobs, that's about all I've learned.

OP, I'm glad you're happy with this new family. :)

NannyPoppins said...

Good job getting out of that hell hole. Even though I read/heard, *even experienced it myself* it still shocks me that MBs flip out because you choose not to work in awful conditions or *gasp* YOU WANT TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT,! MissMannah said it perfectly " Because the parents are always right and the nannies are supposed to bend over and just take it!"

It also amazes me that parents would like such a extended grace period to find a replacement if you choose to quit but yet they do not bat an eyelash when they choose to not use your services anymore and let you go with out any warning.

Such a double standard!

Wow said...

Congratulations, OP! Good for you for getting out of there. I'm glad you like your new job!

MissMannah said...

NannyPoppins,

It is so true. Parents sometimes can recoil with shock when a nanny wants to be treated as an actual person, rather than a throw rug.

But, to be fair, I've never had a family just throw me out. My last family gave me a 3-weeks notice when they fired me and my current family gave me a month's notice. My month is up next week and I haven't found a job yet so they agreed to let me work through the end of November. So they are decent people, and I think they're too lazy to find a replacement yet!

Wow said...

MissMannah...

Aw, what happened? Was this a temporary job or it's not working out? This is the job with the little baby, right?

MissMannah said...

He's not so little, 13 months now. It was supposed to be a permanent position and if it was up to MB, I'd still be working for them because she loves me. But DB (aka, baby-daddy) is the one paying me, as part of child support and he's stingy. So MB took vacation a couple months ago and as per my contract, DB had to pay me for the few days I didn't work. Later on, he randomly decides he wants me to put in unpaid overtime because I "owe" him for those hours I didn't work. And he told me this via text the day before he wanted me to work them. So of course I demanded to be paid for extra hours worked. Didn't go over well and I was fired the next day.

Wow said...

MissMannah...

Sorry to hear that, but good for you for standing your ground! Apply for unemployment until you find another job. You have a contract and can prove you were fired unjustly.