From: K.L. : I Need To Get Away From A Bad Situation To My Real Dream Job - HELP!
The time has come for me to leave my nanny job and get out of childcare completely. It is not for me and I am totally drained from the past year working for a family that wasn't a good fit for me.
I have been unhappy in my nanny job for a while and applied for the state at a home for people with disabilities, which is what i have always enjoyed doing. Well, 4 months later I was finally offered the job! I'm ecstatic! The problem is I have to start training at the end of November, yet my current boss has a million things on her schedule for the next two months.
The biggest issue is I am supposed to be going on a cruise the last week of December with the family. I told my future employer about this and they said they would get back to me but I would not be able to go if the cruise interfered with the training schedule.
My MB is also going away the week before that and is going away this week so I can't even talk to her about it yet. (She decided to leave with her husband for a week and gave me 1 days notice that I need to stay at her house with the kids while they are gone. I am not a live-in and had no heads up.)
Anyway, my MB is very hot tempered. She breaks out in hives when things don't go her way and is totally unreasonable. I'm worried if I quit and can't go on the cruise she will try to bill me for the tickets. I can't afford that. There is nothing in my contract about this. I'm giving her about 3 weeks notice but I'm terrified. Has anyone been in a similar situation? I don't know what to expect but it won't be pretty.