Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bad Nannies Sighting

Yesterday, Friday, me and the turds were playing baseball on the turf at Church Square near 5th Street.  It was around 3pm and there were 3 Nannies but not near their kids.  They were a little older, maybe 5 or 6 years old.  They were playing by themselves, so my older charge went to go play with them.  I ended up spending the entire time playing with these kids while their Nannies did absolutely nothing.  I just kept looking over at them while I was pitching the ball to the kids.  What were the 3 Nannies doing?  They were on their phones for the whole two hours that we were there.  The only reason I heard the two boys names was because one of the Nannies would occasionally tell them to share the ball.  

Hey Nannies, how about you play with the kids you watch?  Or is that too much for you?  I hope the Parents of these boys reads this.  You are awful Nannies.  
Bonus season is almost here!  In 1 month from now, I will start my bonus series!  This is very important for EVERYONE.  Parents with Nannies, Parents with Babysitters, and Parents who send their kids to daycare need to read this! Gift giving and bonuses are not just for corporate world!  Nannies, Babysitters, and Daycare teachers all take care of your one common thing: your most prized possessions, YOUR KIDS.  


I Get Stiffed

"Dear Hoboken Nanny,
I babysit for a few families in town.  One family in particular never leaves me money for dinner and always stiffs me at the end of the night.  It's either they don't have cash and have to write me a check, which is fine.  But often when they do have cash, they don't have enough.  So, I'm not paid in full.  It's usually only a dollar or two, but I still get very annoyed since that's money that I deserve. This family sends their only child to daycare and don't use me that often, so maybe they think it's no big deal.  To me it is.  A dollar is a dollar.  I feel weird reminding them the next time because that makes me seem money hungry.  Any help on what I can say?  Thanks, Jessica"

Jessica, I hear you on this.  Think about what is more important to you.  A dollar or the possibility of losing a family over a dollar.  I know it is VERY pathetic for Parents to stiff their babysitter...the person who takes such good care of their child(ren).  I truly believe that Parents just don't get the whole babysitting aspect.  Some do, some don't.  At the same time, if it annoys you that much, talk to them.  Say "The past couple of times you have shorted me (X amount) and it adds up.  I rely on this money for bills. I know to you that it's not much, but even a dollar can help me." But really, I know it stinks, but to me, a dollar isn't worth the lost of a family because this could make them angry.  

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