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Work calls on my days off?

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I'm a full time nanny and a full time college student. My work/school week is quite busy. Monday through Friday I have class in the morning then work after until 9pm. I love the family I work for BUT they ask me to come in on the weekends A LOT.... The weekends are my time and I truly value that time so I don't go insane haha.

But they call me to come in? I feel like it's not cool of them to do that! I already work 36+ hours during the week. Any tips on how to politely decline? Nannies out there I could use some input! And no I can't just be rude and tell them to sckrew off I'm helping raise their children
asked Sep 21, 2016 in Business and Finance by smyadmin

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Did you ever read The Nanny Diaries? Authors McLaughlin and Kraus make an astute observation. If the mother of the children works full time herself, then she will usually be pretty respectful of you as a working woman, and in that case you can tell her that you can't be available those days. If the mother is a privileged rich lady who wants a servant to watch her children, then maybe that won't work as well for you. Either way, you serve at her pleasure, so the day she decides she is ready to replace you, she will. But, if the novel is any indication, telling her you aren't available weekends may just be the moment she decides to replace you.

I worked as a nanny for 2 years. My employer was the working woman type, and she treated me with respect.

answered Sep 21, 2016 by moscl

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