would you employ someone like me?

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Registered: 10-24-2007
would you employ someone like me?
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Tue, 11-06-2007 - 8:13am

When I first came to the USA at the beginning of 2000 at the age of 29, it was for 3 months on a tourist visa, to give my relationship with my now-husband a try.

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 8:28am
My dh and I have talked about when I finish my degree we will probably have to get a nanny of some sort.
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Registered: 10-02-2007
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 8:37am
I find it bizarre that parents would offer you the job over the phone, though I'm sure desperate parents are
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 9:11am

Well I've been a nanny and no I wouldn't hire someone the way you were hired. I was hired through an agency after completing a training program. Doesn't really surprise me though that there are people that hire that way.


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Registered: 10-24-2007
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 9:13am

I find it bizarre that parents would offer you the job over the phone


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Registered: 12-06-2004
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 10:02am
I personally wouldn't have employed you without references.

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 10:06am

No, but you couldn't have advertised in a newspaper in Maryland without a daycare provider license number. I would never hire an unlicensed provider. I would also never hire anyone with less than at least a year's experience as a provider and in the case of in-home care (either mine or the provider's home), I would require closer to 5 years' experience--I want someone who has done the job long enough to have committed to it in the long term.

That said, there are plenty of people more than happy to hire illegal aliens, despite the laws prohibiting and while you weren't technically an illegal alien, for the purposes of employment, you most certainly were.

Can't speak for others, but I would have never answered your ad, nor likely even known about you as I simply asked the daycare licensing agency to send their list of licensed providers for my county and I worked off of that for my provider. Had I wanted a nanny, I'd have gone through an agency. Hiring illegal aliens just isn't for me--not worth the trouble.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 1:44pm
No definitely not!

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 2:14pm

No.


I would not hire anyone as a childcare provider who was unlicensed, untrained and had no experience/references.


And I wouldn't hire anyone (to do any job)


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Registered: 10-24-2007
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 2:22pm

but you couldn't have advertised in a newspaper in Maryland without a daycare provider license number


yes, you most certainly can.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Tue, 11-06-2007 - 2:29pm

You could not have placed an ad in the Child Care section without a license number.


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