I nanny two kids. Good kids, but with my two it's kind of a handfull, and the parents really kind of expect a lot. I'm not being paid very much for it, the parents are late coming home sometimes and they have forgotten to pay me a couple of times and shorted my check once. But today something big happened. I'm going to do my best to just tell it how it happened without my emotions clouding it.
I won't bore you with the details, but a stain ended up on their child's mattress, caused by my daughter. It is an expensive mattress. One of the parents started yelling (including at my daughter), got very angry. My daughter was standing in the doorway and the parent told her "Move. MOVE." and when she didn't (she didn't know where he wanted her to go) they pushed past her, knocking her down. She's only 2 1/2, she didn't understand. The parent didn't look back or say sorry or help her up or anything. They calmed down for a minute, but while I was picking up a mess that was made when the parent knocked my kid down she put her hand back on the mattress and made another small stain. Another flare, more cursing and anger.
On top of the being late, the late payments, the general overly high expectations... is that a good enough reason to end my employment with them?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Money & Work
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