Some of you will have read on here that she left her (horrid) previous employers this morning on two days notice from them to get out. The only she had done to upset was resign because they were paying her some £80 per week cahs in hand for a 50 hour a week nanny job... Can't imagine why she was unhappy.
Anyway, she has left the house. She is coming back to my house with me tonight after my MN meet-up, but that won't be until about midnight. She is at Victoria Station now. I am wondering there is somewhere she can store her luggage so that she can at least go out and bum around London for awhile. I really don't want her to have to sit at Victoria Station for 12 hours!!!
If she meets me for the meet-up (which is very close to Victoria) then we can each lug a suitcase home from the train. If she goes to my house now, she'll have to lug them herself. And I think current nanny and kids are probably not home. Don't know if DH is home. He might be wrking from home today. But he is the most anti social being on the planet and will not give her a big warm welcome. At best would plonk her in the living room and leave her staring at the walls. She has no room to go to because it still belongs to current nanny. I am confident a night out with mumsnetters will be much more fun.
Jeez, Lucy, that must be a contender for least sympathetic post ever.
She didn't actually call me to tell me she was stranded. She texted me to say "see you at mignight" I replied and asked her where she was and if she had somewhere to go that day. She said she had too much luggage to lug around would just stay put and not to worry about it. I am the one who said that was not accceptable and I was not going to leave her sitting in Victoria Station for 12 hours on a Friday night.
Actually, this has turned out to be a huge advantage for me. I normally take a day off work to show the new nanny around, do the school run, and so on. But, I won't have to now because old nanny and new nanny appear to be quite happy to go hang out.
Glad you managed to have a nice night out with her. I'm sure she is very greatful to you and will prove it by being a good au-pair in return. I would never have left her stranded there either and considering the situation she was in think it is very callous to question her resourcefulness!