Quitting a nanny job

posted 5 months ago in Career
Post # 31
387 posts
Helper bee

OP – As someone who has fired their nanny (probably best day of her and my life) I gave her a 1 month notice and I feel it would have been fair the other way around. 

It’s more than generous to give 1 month notice – however, if you feel the need to give them 2 weeks notice (if you get the job opportunity and they want you to start in two weeks) that’s fine too. 

You can’t always please everyone, you do what you can. Think about your needs first… 

Post # 33
134 posts
Blushing bee

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bluejaybride :  I just read your whole thread and am now invested. Please update us with how they take the news. I certainly hope they are gracious about it, you sound like an amazing nanny. I wish you good fortune in your new career. 

Post # 35
3 posts

Im on a similar situation right now and i need some advice.. I’ve been working asnanny for 8 years now and worked for long term (2-4) years at each job.. because of the COVID my last nanny job got on hold but I needed an income so I’ve working the last 2 weeks for a new family.. Ive never had anxiety before at a job they have a 6 yr old girl.. so spoiled, disrespectful and rude she’s giving me the hardest time ever, she talks back to me about everything, or when I ask her nicely to do something she ignores me completely they have cameras at the house like drones that they follow every single thing I do . the parents seemed to be on my side at the beginning and then the girl told the parents that’s she scared of me from nowhere when I haven’t done or say anything wrong to the girl since then they change their attitude towards me and I can’t tell the girl anything because they reward the girl with gifts and telling her that she’s such a good girl after the girls telling me that she’s not gonna do or listen to me until the mother comes home, the mother heard everything through the cameras and say nothing to the girl, zero boundaries and I can’t handle I’m thinking to quit but I’m scared that if I give them the 2 week notice they will give me a harder time than I’m already having at the moment I leave their house shaking and crying every single day because I’ve never been in this situation, trying to talk to the parents is useless they blame the quarantine for the girls behavior I understand it’s been hard for everybody but one thing is having a hard time and the other is being disrespectful.. she always tells me that she doesn’t like me, that she doesn’t want me to go back, that she’s gonna tell the mom to get her other nanny and whatever I ask her to do or say to her the answer is I don’t want to or no! Don’t know what to do advice please 

Post # 36
4185 posts
Honey bee

Resign. The misery will be over in two weeks.

Post # 37
1803 posts
Buzzing bee

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You really should start your own thread rather than reviving an old one of someone else’s.  For now, however, I’ll share that I worked as a nanny when I was single and one family I worked for was like this. Their girls were spoiled and manipulative. The parents were ridiculous in indulging their behavior. The parents also treated me disrespectfully. I quit and took a job with a different family. Just get out of there. Start looking for another job right now. Are you under contract to give a two week notice? If not, giving one is a courtesy. If working there gets to be unbearable you have the right to leave. I would try to give notice if I could manage it.

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