After Chloe was born, I really started to feel like I needed to find a job to help bring in some extra money. The only problem was, anything I could find hardly paid enough to pay a daycare or someone to watch Chloe. It wasn't worth it to me. So I started looking into jobs working with children and babies so I could hopefully bring her with me. I checked one day in our local newspaper and found a daycare only about 15 minutes away that was hiring. I called and was asked to come in to fill out an application and for an interview. When I went in, I was offered a job to start the next day. I accepted it but throughout the day realized there were many things that bothered me about this...
- They didn't have an application ready for me, so I had to write everything on a blank sheet of paper and give them my resume (which luckily I brought with me, since they didn't ask for it)
- The interview process included only two questions
1. You have never worked at a place like this before, right?
2. Can you start tomorrow?
No I am not kidding. They didn't ask me a single thing about myself.
- They never asked me to take a background check. (I don't know about you, but that makes me uncomfortable. Would you leave your child with a business with people you don't know where no background check was performed? I wouldn't!)
There were lots of little things that didn't feel right, but I decided to at least give it a try. I was going to be there with Chloe, so if anything happened I would know. I was trying so hard to keep an open mind about it all.
Well, I showed up for the first day and they weren't expecting me (even though the afternoon before they had asked me to come in). And, to make it even worse, they told me they didn't have room for Chloe, so she would have to share a crib with other babies.
ARE YOU KIDDING?
I obviously didn't agree to take that job after all of that.
After a few weeks later, I got lucky and found a nanny job.
Today was my first day. I am watching a baby boy named Asher Monday through Friday. He is 6 weeks old at this point and is such a cutie. I really can't even express how perfect this opportunity is. Not only is it a way I can bring in some extra money, but it's also a chance for me to be a stay at home mom, and watch and raise my own daughter.
Besides being tired, everything went great. Chloe did so good with everything. She was fascinated by this new baby boy in our home and enjoyed watching him kick and make cute little noises. She was all smiles.