Housing Problems

Help! I cannot take this. I am a live-in nanny and have been here since January 2014. At the beginning of February, renovations started on the house. This is not a minor thing, they are adding 2,000 square feet to the house. The problem is my room is not usable at all, so I was going to take one of the children's rooms. I have been on the same floor, sharing the bathroom with a 3 year old and 6 year old boy for two weeks now and running into the father in the hallway when I need to use the facilities. The project is scheduled for completion for August 15. I can complain all I want, but there is no other place for me to stay at their house, excepting where I am. I wanted to propose to them that if they could pay a monthly train pass for me, I could commute and stay and my boyfriend's apartment, six stops away on the Metro North. As an employer, would you think this is fair? I would then be providing my own meals and showers at his place, but at the same time I know it would be a perk to stay with him, but nothing I had planned and something I would need financial assistance to cover. My employers are what people would call well off, so I don't think it is something they cannot afford. I don't want to risk our relationship, which is pleasant, but I don't think I could keep it pleasant living on the main floor of their house, down the hall from their master bedroom. What do you think?
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1 comment:

Kat said...

I'd ask, they are ridiculous to expect you to live under those conditions without having given you the option to have other housing.