Employing an Expiration Date
Hi everyone, I have a quick story and question! About a year ago I babysat for a family whom I thought was very interested in hiring me. At no point in time did the mother mention that it was a trial run or anything, but I sat for them once, and then never heard from them again.
Flash forward 3 months later and she sends me a text message that says "Hello ___, this is ___'s mom, I have a proposition for you. Call when you get a chance." Initially, I couldn't even remember who she was, but then it all came back to me. I thought the text was totally out of left field, and honestly a little rude, so I ignored it. About two weeks later she sends me the same text and I responded very nicely stating that I was already employed by another family and thanked her for her consideration. My question is, how long is a normal length of time to wait for a family to get back to you about employment? A day? Three days? A week? And also, how long is TOO long for a family to get back to you? Personally, I think one probably knows if a potential nanny is the right fit for your family the second she/he walks in the door. That connection is either there, or it isn't. What are everyone's thoughts on this one?
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