Monday Problem: I work with disrespectful parents (open to comments and advice)
Hi Nanny X I've been working for my current family for about a year now. I'm paid well and have steady hours, I love the kid to pieces. Those are the only positive aspects I have to offer. Big aspects, yes, but sometimes all the negative make me wonder if I should move on. To begin with, my authority is constantly undermined. I say no or try to take the pacifier away, only to find out later they did the complete opposite. It's backtracking any and all progress I make with the kid. I have a clean driving record yet they don't trust me to take their kid anywhere alone. I mean, why hire me if you can't fully trust me. (I have nannied in the past and have never encountered this problem) yes it's their first kid, I understand the anxiety they must have but maybe they shouldn't of hired a nanny if they wanted to micromanage. The father works from home and constantly micromanages every little thing. All. Day. Long. Not to mention he constantly belittled me for being uneducated (I plan on going back to college, I just haven't decided what for) quote 'having it so good', etc Today was the last straw. I said I couldn't work late and I frequently cave in and say yes to last minute plans for them. He snapped and said 'what could you possibly have to do? Always giving me crap answers'. Wow. So my question is, am I being overly sensitive? Is this employee abuse? I'm sick of being undermined for the sole fact that I'm not wealthy or a college graduate. They don't see me as an equal. How do I get out if this sticky mess Nanny X? Thank you for your time
Nanny X is traveling so we are opening this problem up to any nannies or parents out there who want to help.