09 January, 2012
Inconsistencies Drive Nanny to Look for Other Employment
I’ve started looking for work. I am still technically employed by a family. I need advice as when to tell interested families I can start. I have been working with a family since August caring for twins. We got on well. It’s part time which is great for me because I’m in school. I was upfront with them from the start that I was in school part time for now, but in 2 years school would become fulltime. They were ok with that, as they only needed part time care, typically 2 days a week. For me 2 days with a nice family, two sweet babies for $200 was not a bad deal. Cut to last week when I found out that dad had lost hours at work so they wouldn’t need me as often for the next two months. That surprise I didn’t realize, dad’s hours changed so easily. While I do love part time, I need something consistent income wise so I’ve started looking for other jobs. Do I need to give this family the standard 2 to 4 weeks even though I’m not really working for them anymore, just so they know they can’t count on me to come back?
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