So, I've been working with this amazing family for about 8 months now. They have two children, two boys who I absolutely have great affection for. The MB is a stay at home mom, so we see each other every day and spend a lot of time together. Anyway, the oldest boy who is 3y/o has separation anxiety which is something we are still working on. But the other child who is just 16 months began showing signs of separation anxiety as well. I don't know if it's a phase he is going to go through or if he has picked up the behavior from his older sibling.

Difficult Situation at New Nanny Job.. Help?

I just started a job as a nanny for two boys. In my initial interview, I agreed to a low salary and some vague chores.

Now "helping around the house" has turned into me doing the whole family's laundry, picking up groceries, doing all the dishes, walking the dog, cooking, meal planning, etc. all while watching the children. I should be making at least 13$ or 14$ an hour, plus gas money, plus overtime, but they paid me a flat $10 fee for everything and haven't mentioned helping with my gas or paying for the extra cleaning duties they've tacked on, my overtime, etc.

Bit By Clients Dog

I started with a new family about a month ago, they have one dog and are watching another. Both dogs are great but their dog steals binkys! I've had once incident where the dog hoped on the couch which wasn't a big deal, but today was the 2nd time.. This time I tried to get it back.... And the dog bit me... Right through my hand blood and all!!! Should I tell the parents, I only said that the dog stole the binky today but nothing about the bite.


Hey ladies!

A nanny is very uncommon in my area of the south and you're very fortunate to get a position as such! I have been for 6 years straight and have worked for doctors, lawyers, public figures,etc .... My current contract ends on Aug. 20th and I'm almost sure they're going back to India so we won't extend this time. I haven't been able to find a reasonable family... Have any of you went about relocating (finding a job in different state) before? How did you or would you go about it?

Working for my sister, was this the worst idea ever?

So i am 27 years old and i am the nanny for my niece who is nearly 10 months old. She is a great child and i am enjoying being able to watch her grow and spend time with her because i never had aunts or uncles in my life.

but i think taking this job might have been the worst decision ever,

Need some advice about this!

I have been wondering if I have a great job and that I've been complaining in my head about nothing. Because I am thankful for this family. 2 kids, the boy is 6 and the girl is 1.5. i get paid a flat rate of 500 a week. No matter what. That means if they have family in town and I get 4 hours off that week, I still get 500. However, if I work overnight for 4 days and 3 nights that week (if they're on a trip) I still just get 500 that week. It's really difficult doing overnights by myself for that long. And towards the end of it I am thinking about looking for a completely different job.

Divorcing Family

I have been a live in nanny for a family for about four months. I work with three kids. The oldest is 5, the others are 3 and 1. The oldest is very difficult. He screams at me, kicks me, punches me, and threatens to kill me. I gave notice about a month ago but then got guilt tripped into staying a "little" longer because mom is divorcing dad and was stressed and didn't have time to find a new nanny. The dad used to talk to me and be friendly. Then it transitioned into him making weird comments that made me uncomfortable.


I have a gay pride tattoo on my wrist. It is pretty simple and elegant. A couple months ago, I got a new nanny job and since it is winter, my boss has never seen it. At previous nanny and daycare management jobs, I didn't have the tattoo yet. What should I say when she sees it if she asks about it? If it were anybody else I just say "it symbolizes gay pride/equality, I designed it. Isn't it pretty?" Or something of that sort, but I feel like I should have a more professional response for someone I work for. What would you suggest?

Employee or self-employeed?

I'm a Canadian nanny struggling to find out if I'm an employee or self-employed. I assumed I was an employee because they pay me every two weeks on their pay day (which they said was non-negotiable because that's when the husband gets paid), I work for an hourly rate, they installed cameras shortly after I started working there (supervising), I have mostly regular hours (24 hours a week) and I went through an interview process. I was wondering who here is considered self-employed and why they're considered self-employeed and who here is an employee and why they're considered an employee.


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