S - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am trying to hire a nanny for my daughter before I go back to school next month. I just encountered a situation that threw me for a loop. I'm setting up interview for tomorrow and after almost two weeks of coorespondence one of the girls at the last minute tells me she has no intention on providing references and/or background check until after being hired because she doesn't just give her reference's personal information to "just anybody".
I had to pause for a second because that doesn't seems right. If i used sittercity, care.com or several other reputable sources I would see her references and background check BEFORE i even scheduled an interview. She then said that she had no intention on doing a secondary interview and that it was a waste of her time, we should know from the first interview whether we intend to hire her or not.
Wow.....what a way to talk to someone who could hire you. In my ad i indicated that I would do one sit down interview, that I would need to see references and that I would check them and that I would also require a second interview (paid) to observe interaction between my daughter and the nanny as well as go over specifics of her care.
Yall be honest, is it me? Am I asking too much or is this common sense? How can I hire someone based off of their word alone, without references, verifying who they say they are and that they are not a molestor or anything else--much less trust this person in my home. It seems to me as the person doing the hiring that if I said my requirements upfront they have the choice to apply or not. What do you think, and what have been your experiences?