Paid Days Off
So, I work a long day. My free time, just like everyone else, is VERY precious. I don't get much time off. And when I do, I expect to be told in a timely manner in case I want to plan a weekend away. One of my biggest peeves about Parents in this town is that they think the only people that exist are them. It's not always the case, and they are a lovely family with their two gorgeous kids, but if they give me a random Friday off, I'd like to know before Thursday at 5:30pm. Is that too much to ask for? Because there goes my extravagant trip to Bora Bora for the weekend!(yeah right!)
But really, Parents, it's out of common courtesy and respect to let your Nanny enjoy her precious day off. One day here, a week in the winter there, we need to be recharged. We are also here for you, so taking days off is sometimes out of the question. And I know you take the time to talk to your Nanny about this and every family is different, but pay your Nanny on her day off! She will love you forever!