Many issues are not easy to see coming, especially when families have so many other things going, like juggling kids, after school activities, work and running the home. It’s easy to put nanny issues on the back burner. Parents may not realize that the nanny is taking on much more work than she originally signed up for, whether it’s intentional or not. Some nannies may not express that they are feeling overwhelmed or unappreciated until they up and suddenly quit. One way to avoid this is by completing a nanny work agreement (nanny contract) with your nanny so that there are no misunderstandings of any kind. Click Here for NannyCare.com’s sample nanny work agreement.
Here are some examples of mistreating your nanny;
If you do any of these things, then you are heading straight for trouble. Even though the nanny may put up with this in the short-run, it’s just a matter of time before the nanny gets upset and quits. Taking advantage of your nanny will always come back and bite you in the rear. Depending on the degree of what was done, the nanny may retaliate as soon as she quits her job. She may turn you in left and right for breaking state laws and could also file a wrongful termination lawsuit. So treat your nanny respectfully and always be considerate of their feelings. Take a minute to stop and ask yourself “Is my nanny happy?” and whether or not you are doing your best to be a good, fair employer. Remember, “happy nanny” does contribute to making a “happy family”.
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