I had driven 2 hours to pick up the new au pair a few days prior and the plan was for host mom to get me to the airport 1 hour away. 30 minutes before leaving, host mom suddenly unleashes on me. In front of the kids, husband, and new nanny. Telling me she’s no longer taking me to the airport and I need to find another way. Said I won’t get my last paycheck as I’ve been “slacking off” the last couple weeks and I’ve been nickel and diming them. I was a deer in head lights, tearing up at this point in shock. In hindsight, I wish I could have told her that 45 hours a week, two unruly boys and they ALWAYS came home to a spotless house. As far as the “nickel and diming”, she never had to ask me to do extra babysitting, leave me on an overnight, or give me extra projects. Not 5 min after leaving the house to hitchhike to my flight, she posted on Facebook about how” sad she is to see me go and how I had an amazing impact on the boys” I was disgusted and honestly considering canceling my next job.
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