(Closed) quit after one day at a new job? would you?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would honestly give it a few days or a week. Once you get to know the 3 year old and can come up with activities for it to do, it might be better.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$5 an hour? What kind of nanny job is that? is there a special reason why the pay is so low? Is it because they allow you to bring your baby along?  Are you able to run a system when you take care of babies in your own home? That way if its only $5 an hour its not too bad because you dont have to travel to them

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Why did you have to stop BFing and cloth diapering for this job?

That said, if you know it’s not for you, let the mom know. The longer you wait, the harder it’ll be for her to find a replacement.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Holy Jesus. You are letting her pay you $5 an hour? I worked for an agency in college and the full-time nannies started at $17-20/hour.

Not worth it. Not unless she’s willing to give you a HEFTY raise.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@bells:

Agreed. $5/hr to watch TWO young kids seem awfully low. After gas what are you down to??

I would give it at least another week or two. First days are usually hard.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yeah like PP i don’t really understand the situation – why the pay is SO low, why you had to stop BFing & cloth diapering, etc. normally i’d say stick with it for a while, but the situation as you’ve presented it is absolutely not worth it to me.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it’s actually illegal to claim you as an employee and only pay you $5/hr so I’m not even sure how that’s possible.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i’ve quit a job after one day.  It was no big deal, and I didn’t feel bad about it.  The job was suppose to be temporary anyway.  But, yeah, personally i don’t think $5 an hour is worth the stress it’s causing you.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Depending on where OP is located $5 might be normal. I quite a job after one day. No biggie. I hated it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@dj: so stopping BFing & CDing isn’t the job’s fault, you’re doing that regardless so it’s not really fair to project that onto the job. if you didn’t voice an opinion on your pay then no wonder you’re getting taken advantage of… let the mom know and stay on for another week so that you’re not leaving her in a lurch. (ps how can you not find a place to pump? women have to do it all the time and i’m assuming you’re in their house. they don’t have a big bathroom or a spare room or you can’t turn around while the 3 year old’s playing/watching tv?)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@dj: yes i have, and babysat 2 at once on multiple occasions – oh, the horror! 

If you look at what you wrote, you said you stopped BFing because of latching issues – not the job. you stopped CDing because you couldn’t get the hang of it – not the job. I still don’t think it’s worth it since you’re getting paid chump change but I don’t think it’s right to project your decisions onto this 1 day job.

 

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