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So I know you all are probably annoyed with my posts or gettig entertainment from it! I have to say their family seems like a joke. So today was another bad day with the kids. They were horrible from the time they woke up! Throwing water in my face, ignoring me and treating me unhumane... i told them they both needed time out when they got home from school. The 6 yr old had his... i took all toys out of the room. I told them thinking time is not a time to play.. its a time to think about the bad choices made and to think about good choices to make..

Running out of Breastmilk, Am I overreacting?

Hello! I am a new nanny. I've only been working as one for a few months taking care of my nephew. My older sister is very adamant about keeping her son solely being fed on breastmilk for as long as she can. I fully support this as it is not only good for my nephew's health but also for his bond to strengthen with his mother.

I don't get PTO? Thoughts? Job advice

This is my second nanny job. I have babysat for years before my two nanny jobs, and I have early childhood education experience. I am new to this whole contract thing and I didn't know my rights. Whenever I went to interviews they always asked if I had any questions and I always would just say "do you kids have alergies?". Now that i have been reading others posts on here, I know that they do contracts and ask for Pto and holiday pay, etc.

Too much work?

I started a new job in december. I was originally told that I would ONLY be cleaning up after the kids while I was there. During my first two days, the grandmother came to stay at the house, so she can guide me & for extra support while I get used to the work days/schedules. During this time she literally was going ocer everything with me. She was very harsh and telling me how to do things in HER WAY. Remember in the interview I was told I was only doing light house keeping after the kids, well during my first two days , the grandma literally treated me like a slave.

How far is too far?

Okay so most of you likely know my situation. I nanny 2 adorable, perfect children: 3 and 21 months. Since the Bay Area is ridiculously expensive, I'm beginning to look elsewhere. I've found a beautiful little city in Southern California that is very affordable and while visiting this city, I decided I really would like to live there. Here's my struggle. The city is fairly small and so are the surrounding cities. There are very large cities about an hour on either side of it.

Feeling Super Guilty.

I currently work at a school with special needs kids. One of my old Nanny families contacted me asking if they knew anyone looking for a nanny gig. I told them no, but if the kids both get off at 230 or later I could do it. So they changed the schedule for one of the kids to make it possible for me to work with them. I was so excited & happy to be back. It's been a month now & I am feeling like I bit off more then I can chew. Working with special needs kids can be very physically demanding & my energy is basically depleted at the end of the school day.

Very Uncomfortable and feeling like my boss is phoney- please advise

Hi I have been working for a family caring for their little girl for 4 years now. I started caring for her when she was 10 months old and she is now almost 5 . I really love this little girl and there have been numerous incidents where I felt like I should have quit but instead swallowed my pride and stayed on . I was hired for 3 days a week and when the child turned 3 years old I was told she would be entering a local nursery school and it was just 2.5 hours a day and I was asked to drive her back and forth which was fine with me.

Help please! Found out the dad is a felon

I've been with my new family for a few months, I adore the little girl but from the start things have been off. We agreed any day off that I was supposed to work would be paid as a half day since this was the reason I left my last position. When it came time to put that in the contract they changed it to if they gave me less than a weeks notice then I'd get paid a half day, but they haven't followed through with that either.

Is it time to leave?

I have been a nanny for my current family since May of 2016. At first I loved it! We established a contract and everything sounded wonderful! I am a 6:30-4:30 Monday-Friday nanny.
Or so I thought.
But after my 30 day review, it's increasingly gotten worse.
We were supposed to have a 60 day and 90 day review, both with potential raises, if I was meeting expectations. I am definitely exceeding expectations, as I am doing more than my contract states I should.

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