I posted here the other week and I'm heading your advice - I'm going to arrange a meeting with the NP. I am absolutely dreading it, and could use some advice...
I just started working for first-time parents in June. when discussing pay, time off, etc and going over the contract upon hire, we agreed that I'd be making a flat weekly rate no matter the hours worked or how many days worked in the week. My hours are listed as M-F 7:30a-5:30p, not to exceed 6pm, so all weekends off. I normally work 8a-5p though. In addition to the flat rate no matter what hours I work, they also said that also covered the amount of days worked per week.
I recently started working for a family, 4 year old boy and 6 year old girl, the parents are really nice and the kids are nice too but they just fight too much. The girl likes to yell allot at the boy, the boy always wants what the girl has and throws a tantrum when he doesn't get his way. When they both want something they will push and hurt each other. I haven't worked for older kids in a year only babies so I'm not sure how to handle it.
I have been with my family for 9 months now and it's been going pretty well. Kids are almost 4 and 10 months. Mom works from home. The parents aren't very good with discipline which made me hesitant to discipline at first but I have gotten more brave with that part. The biggest problem is that grandma comes to stay at the house when mom goes out of town to be there so she can help dad in the evening, and when grandma comes, 4 yo goes crazy.
OK, so I've been a Nanny for a good 10 years. I've worked for a lot of families in that time and they have ALL been amazing. Genuinely, kind, good natured people. Always felt like family and valued and not just the help. To this day, I keep in touch with all of them. I love their kids as of they were mine and when I'm no longer needed and must say goodbye, it's the worse part.
I'm going to start the post off by saying I'm so glad I found this support group. I wished somehow there was support groups in my state where we could meet once a month or week. However I work for a family with two children 8 and 10. Coming from a previous family with four kid, two of them being toddler twins, I was thrilled. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Main duties are to get the kids off on the bus, transport to activities, and clean, and upon hiring (light cleaning duties).
So I realized, when I made three posts here in the last week, that I probably need to stop posting about the individual issues and just VENT. ANY advice would be appreciated because I am very worried that I might just blow up at my MB...and I might be overreacting.
I posted last week about the NF I am with, the house is just dirty there is so much dog hair everywhere and it's making me feel itchy and dirty while I'm there. I'm not a clean freak by any means but this is too much. When I was hired I was told I'd occasionally need to come in early, that has become at least 3 times a week and they don't ask me they tell me they need me to come in early. I don't want to start cleaning or offer to for more pay because I know I'll resent my job.