Friday, January 17, 2014

Foolery: Things that make me go hmmm...

If you read my last post, you know we are looking for a new nanny for JOE. On Tuesday, we had a no-show even though I emailed to confirm her interview time.
In a way, I am glad she did that now because it tells me she is NOT who I want to watch my child. I wouldn't want to get ready for work only to get a text or nothing from her saying that she can't make it in.

Yesterday, we had an interview with someone who actually showed up. It was so ridiculous, it made my Friday Foolery post!



Interview time was set for 6:30pm. It was confirmed earlier in the day. She showed up at 6:47pm and proceeded to call from our driveway to say "I am running late but I am here now." She did NOT apologize. Strike 1.


J asked her if she had any problems finding our place and she said "no". We then asked her where exactly she was driving from and she gave us a location which was 15-minutes away. In other words, she intentionally showed up late! Strike 2.

She walks in and has on baggy sweat pants, sweat shirt, sneakers and her hair was not combed! Strike 3. In other words, she looked like she had just rolled out of bed!
I am not saying come in a suit. Its not that type of job. But a nice top, jeans and flats would suffice. First impressions matter! Telling me you don't care about the way you look means you won't care about my child either!





We asked her a few questions and she wasn't able to give us any straight forward answers. Not even a good response to what to feed a child or how to comfort a crying toddler. Strike 4.

We then asked for her references as well as certifications (First aid and CPR) and she had "forgotten them on the coffee table but would email the minute she got home." Incase you were wondering, she never emailed them. Strive 5.

I firmly believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt. J thinks sometimes I make excuses for people but in this case, I checked out after strike 3. My time is precious. If she had apologized, perhaps I would have overlooked the tardiness but then as the interview continued, we quickly realized it was not going to be a good fit.

Oh well...back to the drawing board and praying for God's direction.

16 comments:

  1. Doesn't sound like she was well suited for the job but keep searching and praying

    Wow that is a coincidence that you meet that person a year from the day you met them! And they got you a job offer!

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  2. We went though very similar struggles in finding a nanny for our son. It was NOT fun. At all.

    I wish you lots of luck and sending prayers your way because I can sympathize all too well with ya!

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    1. Thank you! It certainly is not easy but I know that God is in control and he will send the right person at the right time. I firmly believe that.

      I appreciate the prayers.

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  3. Did this seriously happen? It seems like something out of a TV show. Too bad common sense isn't so common these days. Best of luck with the search! I'm sure you will find a capable, caring and qualified individual to watch after your baby girl!

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    1. Yup. It sure did happen. I would like to think I imagined it. I was just surprised that she had no problems with it. Its one thing if you really don't want a job but then showing up for an interview dressed like she was is just NOT the way to land a new job.

      Thank you!

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  4. No benefit of the doubt when it comes to your baby girl! I pushed my doubts aside with our second nanny and I'm sure you remember my horror story from that situation. Let your mother's intuition guide you!

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    1. You are absolutely right. I find myself constantly trying to compromise what I want for JOE because we are starting to reach a point of desperation. I am just going to take a step back and make sure we are 100% sure before we make an offer. I need to be able to have peace of mind when I am at work.

      Thanks for the encouragement. It is much appreciated.

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  5. oh gosh that's terrible. i know you guys will find someone soon...and you will know just like you did with the last one. good luck!!

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    1. I agree with you. That's certainly what we are praying for. Thank you!

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  6. Dude, the nerve of some people and they expect to get a job. Yeah, next please.

    Good luck girl, that is definitely some foolery right here

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    1. I know right? Common sense isn't exactly common these days.

      We thought we had found the right person this weekend but she has been a no-show and we've tried to contact her multiple times. I guess the search goes on.

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  7. wow, wow, wow.

    i'm SO sorry. i hope that you find a suitable person very soon.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate the words of encouragement.

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  8. Oh my goodness! It does sound like she wasn't really interested in the job either! Good riddance too! hope you find the right person soon x

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    1. I think you are right. Perhaps she just came to work on her interviewing skills? If so, she certainly did not make a good impression.

      Praying we find the right person soon.

      Thank you!

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