When is it time to let the nanny go?
We have a nanny who is a sweet lady who has been working for us for almost 2 years. She’s a bargain, $15/hr for one kid and $18/hr to watch two. She only works for us 10 hours a week. When we hired her she agreed that she would do housework when our son was asleep, but in recent months she has been getting super lazy. She arrives around 8:30, and my son doesn’t go wake up till 10. She sits around on her phone and eats breakfast. Then my son usually goes down for his nap around 1, and she spends about 2 hours folding one load of laundry and putting some dishes in the dishwasher. Shes usually on her phone, and she even tries to sit in a spot where our camera can’t see her. I’ve tried giving her lists of stuff to do, but it just gets so repetitive and ends up being a lot of work for me and I feel like I am paying too much to keep her. I also feel like I have to micromanage her. My husband wants to offer her more money so maybe she will step it up, but I feel like it’s just time for someone new. How much notice do we have to give her? And am I being too hard on her?