Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You're Fired!

We had to let go of our nanny today. As we've mentioned in previous posts, she is unreliable, she is only on the floor playing with them about half the time and doesn't really talk to them. This is the age where their language skills are developing so it is imperative to have communication going on. The straw that broke the camels back was that J asked her to be at our house at 10am this morning and to PLEASE NOT BE LATE (since she always is) because she had to run a meeting at 10:30am. We were smart enough to give her a 30 min cushion KNOWING that she would be late even though we specifically told her she couldn't be today. It was ridiculous that we even had to do this but it is what it is. So, 10:15am rolls around and J is getting a little nervous. The babies were sleeping at this point but of course they would wake up at exactly 10:30am if our nanny wasn't there by then. At 10:25am, M calls our nanny and asks where she is and she said she was running really late. M asked if she was at least close and she replies no. NO?!? She said she "wasn't even close." M was fuming and let J know. We both decided that this was it. We had to stop dragging our feet and find a new nanny ASAP. M called our nanny back and said that we didn't need her today and that actually we didn't need she services anymore as it wasn't working out.

J's brother is staying with us so he was luckily available to watch the girls while J had her call.

So.... it's back to the drawing board for us. It will be a little hairy around here until we get a new nanny but all in all we're glad we let this one go. She added more stress than help.

(Side note: we're still very much cheering on M's mature eggs and the millions of little guys swimming around hoping for a happy collision. Cyst check on Monday.)


Strawberry said...

I would've fired her ass, too. Good luck finding new care...such a tough situation :(

Merr said...

I am a lurker and just wanted to say WOW! I was a nanny for years and would have never dreamed of being late! Especially if I was asked to be on time. I hate when people are late. Just means they only care about themselves and their own time. Good job letting her go, and hopefully you'll find someone real good real soon.
Oh and go little eggs!

anofferingoflove said...

yikes! totally unacceptable, i think ya'll made the right decision! hope you can figure out new arrangements without too much hassle.

Candi said...

Good for you.. people who are not reliable. Need to go! I mean she has no respect at all, or responsibility.

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

That would drive me nuts! I totally would have fired her after the first time! Luckily my mom lives up the street in our same community so I told her if she's ever late I'd be dropping the boys off at her place! Ha!

Good luck finding a replacement. I think that is the hardest part, finding someone you trust.