June 21: What was the worst job you ever had?
The worst job I’ve ever had was a very unfortunate situation. It was a nanny job I had in Seattle the summer after my sophomore year in college. It was for 3 boys. They were 9, 7, and 5. The 9 and 5 year old were fine, but that 7 year old had it in for me….big time. But the real problem was the Mom. She let the kids call her every time I didn’t do what they wanted. I’d tell them no, and they’d call their Mom. Like 50 times a day. So, I basically had no back up or authority. I ended up quitting before the summer was over, which is VERY not like me. The straw that broke my back was when the 7 year old spit in my face and punched my in the boob!!! and the Mom basically said boys will be boys. I could have handled this if I had at least had back up from the parents, but I could not keep going on like that. I had a lot of nanny jobs, and some other unruly kids, but their parents were mortified when they acted up (as I would be) and that makes all the difference.