hey nannies

a few months ago i had to quit nannying for my family of two years. I was their full time nanny from the time their daughter was a newborn until two years old. I experienced almost all of the child "firsts", went on family trips with them, and I really felt apart of their family. I had a really close bond to the entire family, and especially their child. I was her main caregiver, so as a nanny you can only imagine the bond we had. I had to quit because unfortunately the dad started to hit on me, and it just got very out of hand and inappropriate.

How do I quit??

I posted on here a couple weeks ago about my nanny family and you guys gave me a ton of great advice. I make $250/week for 50 hours work and (thanks to your comments) I realize I am vastly underpaid and the children have only gotten much worse. I have made a decision to quit.

The part I need help with is HOW to quit. I don't like confrontation and I'm way stressed about how to even bring up the topic.

I want to end on good terms so I could (maybe someday) babysit the kids.

Am I being taken advantage of?

I babysit for a family while I'm at school which takes up about 15 hours a week of my studying time. I am payed $12 with a gas stipend, there are 3 kids. If I do choose to stay I am going to ask for a raise since more responsibilities have come along, I cook, laundry, clean, and they got a dog. However I've been dreading going back to this family because I feel it is not worth while... The mom comes home late... Often, when she knows I have a tight schedule and other places to go.

Heeelllppp!!! I am going crazy!!!

Hi everybody, first of all, I want to thank everyone for their support on this website! I just discovered it a few days ago and have been reading a lot, and I learned SO much from you that I finally came to realize how undervalued, underpaid, and taken advantage of I am and wanted to hear what your thoughts are on my situation. I will try and make it short and just put a general description.

I've been trying to quit for months now

So I work as a nanny here in Canada for a family with 14 month old twins. When I got the job I was very optimistic and felt I was treated well. I've been here for 6 months now and I am miserable. I've been meaning to quit for a few months but I'm scared and there's never a good time. I think I need some nanny encouragement as I have no friends that are nannies!

I'd also like to vent a bit and get some of the reasons I am so unhappy with work out there so here we go...

What do I do now?! (Advice + venting)

I've been with my daytime family for 2.5 years. I started when they moved here from out of state and even facilitated part of their move. Mom is very busy and travels often while Dad works and takes a night class. Kids are 5 and 7 currently.
When I took the job my contract included child care, some transportation, lunch, children's laundry and tidying up area/toys that were used that day. I was paid $11 an hour, with no sick pay and one week of vacation (paid) but it had to coincide with their family vacation. Raises were an option every 6 months.

HELP! First time nanny RANT

Okay, so this summer I decided I wanted to relocate, so I took a nanny job. I admit I didn't really know what I was in for. I moved from Michigan to North Dakota in the middle of October to start my live in nanny position. I drove 1200 miles to nanny for a new born, a 3 year old girl and an 8 year old boy. Everything was good at first, home sick obviously. But I got to go home in December for Christmas so it wasn't bad. I started working part time at another job to get out of the house in hopes of meeting some more people in the area..



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