Families AFTER you leave

Been a long time since I have posted here ...

Short background. I was a live in nanny for a cheap family who has a tween boy who is socially delayed due to parental babying. I left after two years.

Shortly after I left I would get these texts...
* where do I buy the dog food?
* where are the batteries?
* do you know where J put his ...?
* how do you bake the cookies in the freezer? but? really? are you sure? ...

This happened multiple times week for the first month!! (I SO wanted to tell them I was charging a consultation fee!!)

THEN ...
They put their child in this tech camp and charged it on MY debt card (yes, debt card ... all that money immediately gone!!!) I tried to stop the charge ... I text the family for the money ... it was a big mess ... I needed info from the camp or the mother BEFORE I called my bank (my bank is NOT going to give out information from the other party ... so I asked the mom ... but she wrote back to me telling me I was a flipping idiot and I could not understand what was going on ... GRRRRR

No matter how I feel about the family, I was never so rude to burn bridges ... this area, the community of nannies can be quite tight ... so really, how could this parent be so ignorant to do so? I hope this is the last of this horrible family.

Other than THAT ... I am good. I am tutoring a bit and taking on short term nanny positions. My monthly income is not nearly as much, but I am not homeless or starving and I am so much happier.

I read all these posts on how horrible things are in your current position. I do understand that we all have bills to pay and so there is a cost of living issue that we have to worry about, but from my own experience, you also have to have a life. My vacations may turn into camping trips instead of hotels and NYC, but you could not pay me enough to go back to a job like my live in position.

Comments

I don't do live ins because I like my own space. Your ex NF sounds criminal. I'd have called the cops on them no question. What they did is wrong and illegal. I don't play with that at all!

As to follow up questions, I leave most NFs on good terms so we do stay in touch. But more news/updates on kiddos. No back up care.

Wow.
Glad you got out of that situation. If you haven't got the money back from that camp you should take them to small claims court. You should also close your bank account and open a new one.
Sorry for your troubles.

Them using your debit card is fraud. You need to call the police immediately and file a report with them. It is criminal activity and they will be facing fines and possible jail time.

Them using your debit card is fraud. You need to call the police immediately and file a report with them. It is criminal activity and they will be facing fines and possible jail time.