Patricia I would call either your local hospitals or even the Red Cross.
First and foremost they are totally taking advantage of your kindness and professionalism. Secondly you need to talk turkey with them and clearly state that you can not/will not continue to stay late every night. You need to make them understand that you do have a life outside of... more
They wrote me a lovely, glowing, adjective filled reference. This was by far the nicest letter I have ever received in my entire years of childcare. Blew me totally out of the water! :)
My suggestion would be the same for any first time interview no matter the position. I would find a nice pair of comfortable dress slacks and a nice top. For example, I went to an interview in a very comfortable pair of palazzo pants that had a black pattern with... more
I know this is a hard thing to do but it does need to be discussed. I would go to the parent and just state that I no longer feel this is a good situation and that we need to part company. Be professional and give them the courtesy of... more
I made $5.10 per hour back in the early 90's. So for a parent to only offer less than minimum wage it is completely absurd in my book. Apparently they think quality childcare is gonna be cheap. Well we professional childcare providers know better and we need to... more
I think in this case that yes you should be paid extra especially if they expect you to clean their entire house. It is one thing to pick up after the kids in regards to dishes and toys, to me that is just a given. You were not hired to... more
Dealing with bad behavior can be difficult as it depends on the age of the child. For example, at the 2 year old age it has dilemmas because the kids have a hard time verbalizing their feelings. So this is where there is more of a problem with biting other... more