CL-WTF too Close to Home
I started with a family making $10hr six months ago. At first I just cleaned, shopped, ran errands, and cooked dinner. Occasionally, I picked up the boys, aged 2 and 5. At first, it was a pretty easy job. Over the summer, I watched the boys twice a week, all day... from 7:30 - 5:30 or 6:00. It just so happens I worked Fourth of July and my Birthday. One day, I needed to leave early, but early ended up being 5:00. I have taken one sick day - it was one of those days you are so sick you can't be more than 10 feet from your bathroom. Unavoidable. THEY are consistently home late or at different times - so confused because they originally wrote down 5pm for my hours.
When the school year started, I began picking up the 2yo at 12:30 from daycare, and meeting 5yo at the bus. If there is a late start or no school, they expect me to do childcare. I am having a hard time keeping up with laundry and housekeeping. When I have children, I feel it necessary to watch them closely. The 5yo can be rather mean. On occasions he has teased me for being fat, having a fat butt, and told me he'd have me fired, and that I get paid to clean up after him. He also tells me things like I hate you, never come back, and your big and stupid. Once he told me he wanted to chop me up and hide my body in a ditch and tell people I went home. Basically, I know I should just quit, but I love the 2yo, and feel I am getting through to the 5yo. How should I re-visit my arrangement with the parents. I just had my 6 month anniversary. Or, do I just walk away? And if so, what's the best way to do that without hurting the kids? I feel like my job description is one of your CL-WTF ads! Thanks! - Lizzie Listener
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