Idk what to do :-(

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
6510 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Go to the interview and see how it goes. If they offer you the job talk to the family you are currently with and explain that you need more hours. If they aren’t able to give that to you they should understand why you are taking a different job. If you give them enough notice they should be able to find another nanny before summer ends.

 I’m someone who constantly worries about other people and I hate letting others down so I understand that it won’t be easy to leave them for another job. However, I have learned that in situations like this you need to take care of yourself and do what’s best for you.

Post # 4
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@MrsBeck:  +1.

 

Go to the interview see what happens. If you get the job, go to your current family and tell them you can’t make ends meet w what you’re making getting only 20 hrs. If they can’t do anything for you, they will have to understand you moving on. It happens, don’t feel bad!

 

Post # 5
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Laurenplusalex:  Everyone moves on eventually. You aren’t married to a job, and you need to do what is best for you and your future. You can’t keep a job for pity, and you don’t owe them anything other than 2 weeks notice. Be excited for your new job (when you get it) – they will find a replacement.

Post # 7
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Laurenplusalex:  Maybe you could offer to watch her on evenings/weekend on an ad hoc basis? Then it’s extra money for you and you don’t have to completely end the attachment. Also, you could give that family the option of giving you a raise/extra hours. Maybe they will be happy to comply to avoid losing you. If not, 2 weeks notice it is.

Post # 9
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Laurenplusalex:  Oh, sorry, I meant maybe they will give you more hours, not more money for the same hours. I think if you make it clear the child is important to you, you’re golden 🙂

Post # 12
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1574 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Good luck on your interview!! I agree that if you get the job (and i’m crossing my fingers for you), tell the other woman you did – if you can offer weekend hours or as needed. It’s sometimes good to have a back up nanny. I know one of my good friends has a nanny for her three kids (she sometimes utilizes her when she’s home, or spending time with one kid). If her nanny gets sick, she doesn’t really have anyone other than her friends. She had emergency surgery recently and is recovering at home. Her nanny got sick, so she had to plea on Facebook for help! (I went and helped, and OMG best birth control ever. her oldest kid is a terror, the other two are fine).

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