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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:53 PM
I have had an extremely unpleasant experience with one of the nanny’s I hired. Dominique worked for me for 3 days then quit without notice citing a family emergency and she had to care for a family member fulltime. However, we were suspicious when she immediately readvertised on the nanny website.
I recently posted negative feedback on her profile and have received a text message and response via the website.
The text message read:
"Ha ha, why thank you for the comment. Care factor zero. I dont need that website anyways, i have a gr8 nanny job wit gr8 kids and a gr8 future reference. U shld take ur own advice... make ur own conclusion....u wanna kno the truth.... i didnt like ur kids, they were winging annoying little turds + quite frankly i didnt enjoy their company but i figured sumtimes it's more polite to lie....."
Mary Poppins... um no. Perhaps childcare is not her calling. (I can say that now after boo hooing for 1/2 day)
Luckily we have a lovely new nanny... and that this horrid girl was only with my children for 3 days.
Wondering if anyone else has nanny horror stories
Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:58 PM
I don't think that is professional. If she had an issue with you she should of told you but saying something nasty about your children is pretty awful.
Sorry to hear somebody like that is working with children.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:22 PM
Wow, that she would speak about your children that way is quite alarming. Not someone I would want around my children. Looks like you dodged a bullet!
Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:32 PM
I worked for a nanny agency for quite awhile and heard horror stories like this regularly. I would always recommend going through an agency because they screen thoroughly and you generally don't end up with twits like that! glad you found a nice nanny in the end!
Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:26 PM
Definitely unprofessional. I bet her new employer would be interested to hear how she talks about children. She sounds very immature (the spelling gives it away) - why not just approach you and say it's not working out and move on? Good to hear you have found a good nanny.
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