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Sorry me again - parents late AGAIN

(39 Posts)
SaveWaterDrinkMalibu Wed 24-Apr-13 17:34:40

Another issue! Lateness

Neither mum or dad seem to be able to get their backsides in gear and get home on time.

The lateness can range from 3 mins to 35mins. It's happening daily now. I very rarely get a phone call or text to say they'll be late - always me ringing 5/10 mins after finish time.

I've spoken to then repeatedly about it and nothing changes

Gigondas Thu 25-Apr-13 13:23:05

Well the real answer is new job but I know that's easier said than done. I am so sorry for nannies when employers like yours Take the piss.

SaveWaterDrinkMalibu Thu 25-Apr-13 14:07:53

Am job hunting already.

Had a text 10mins ago - mboss stated that I had to work 2 hours overtime as she needs to work late. I refused as have plans and she got well arsy

Gigondas Thu 25-Apr-13 14:10:02

Was she going to pay you for this? And where is db?

SaveWaterDrinkMalibu Thu 25-Apr-13 14:12:06

Db is going to the gym and for a pint
Pay wasn't mentioned. I'm not doing it

Gigondas Thu 25-Apr-13 14:18:35

That's completely fair enough. The issue is she will of course not come back leaving you with kids.

Can you resign and temp?

nannynick Thu 25-Apr-13 14:21:38

2 hours overtime at last minute, they are kidding. Sure if you did not have plans, were not messed about so much, you would be willing to do it. But you have plans, so keep insisting that one of them gets home by the time you need to leave.

Most employers would not make such a request unless it was an emergency... like them calling from the train which has sat at a station for over an hour due to a problem on the line.

DB needs to play his part, cancelling his gym plan seems the sensible thing to do. Or maybe he could take the kids to the club for an evening swim.

SaveWaterDrinkMalibu Thu 25-Apr-13 14:26:23

Thanks Nannynick - I told her basically what you said and she wasn't happy.
I'm out that door at finish time and if I have to take the kids to her work so be it

AmandaPayneAteTooMuchChocolate Thu 25-Apr-13 18:56:37

I am always shocked the way some people treat nannies. When I had one I did, far more frequently than I would have liked, tear through the door with a couple of minutes to go to the end of official hours, but I tried to balance it with days I got back 15 minutes early and she left early. I was only ever actually late a handful of times, and always because the tube was down and I got stranded somewhere. And I was massively apologetic about it.

Seb101 Thu 25-Apr-13 19:31:38

What happened??? Did mb or db come home on time? You didn't take the kids to her work did you ��! I wouldn't have the nerve to do that! Fair play if you did though. Imagine the mums face if you walked in and deposited her kids at her desk, he he! Hope you managed to get away. It must be incredibly frustrating working for people like that. X

SaveWaterDrinkMalibu Thu 25-Apr-13 19:41:15

I was just about to pull of the driveway when she arrived -seemed pretty shocked I was going to take them to her work

SaveWaterDrinkMalibu Fri 26-Apr-13 09:14:16

This morning was very awkward!

iluvkids Fri 26-Apr-13 10:09:13

At least they know you mean business now

Gigondas Fri 26-Apr-13 10:14:55

Good for you for being assertive . Also as a Mb can I say nothing you post is unreasonable , so please don't think that or that all employers like this. Some of the post from nannies make me angrysadblush for employers.

iluvkids Fri 26-Apr-13 10:34:22

Im working for FAB employers at the mo ... They are out there :-)

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