View Full Version : So when is this lady gonna call me back? And should I call her?

Plot Device
12-06-2010, 07:14 PM
I'm searching for a new nanny job right now. So I am registered at all the typical nanny web sites: GoNannies, Nannies4Hire, etc. And then over the weekend I got an e-mail (via one of the nanny web sites) from a lady who lives in THE most blue-blooded community around these here parts. In the message she said "I went over your resume and you sound just wonderful. If you're still looking for a position, please call me on my cell at this number."

So I called at 9:04 this morning. She was all stressed and busy and hectic and said "Okay, well can I call you back? I'm in the middle of something."

So we both hung up.

That was over an hour ago.

Should I just wait by the phone all day??



She said she wanted to call me "right back."


12-06-2010, 07:31 PM
an hour is nothing.
a day is nothing.

i'd give her until wednesday-ish at which point i'd call to see what's what.

Alpha Echo
12-06-2010, 07:33 PM
Yeah, I know when you're anxious, an hour can seem like forever. Such is my daily worklife - I'm always so anxious to get out of here that each minute is an eternity.

But an hour is nothing.

Plot Device
12-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Ah -- let me clarify .........

She asked if she could call me "right back."

So I am sitting here not even taking a shower

12-06-2010, 07:39 PM
I say that sometimes too: "I'll call you right back"

...and then I get distracted or busy or whatevah.

If this position is for you, you will get it Sweetie. ;)

Plot Device
12-06-2010, 07:52 PM
I say that sometimes too: "I'll call you right back"

...and then I get distracted or busy or whatevah.

If this position is for you, you will get it Sweetie. ;)

Should I take my shower?? :)

Wayne K
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM

12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Should I take my shower?? :)

Yeah, but take the phone in the bathroom with you, because you know that as soon as you step into the shower, the phone will ring. :tongue

12-06-2010, 08:07 PM
Getting in the shower might be the way to get her to call back.

Plot Device
12-07-2010, 04:01 AM
Well .... she never called.

(And I never showered. ;) I know ---- ewwww! )

12-07-2010, 04:37 AM
If she neds a nanny, she has kids. All kinds of things could have happened to take up her day and make her fall exhausted into her chair. If she's lost her phone and your number, she'll email again.

One emergency room trip can make a mother forget everything else.

Otherwise, as noted above call her again on Wednesday.

Plot Device
12-08-2010, 09:01 PM
She never called. Today is Wednesday.

(But I have had two showers since then. ;) )

12-08-2010, 09:33 PM
Are you gonna call her today?

12-08-2010, 09:35 PM
Perhaps at a generally slower time of day like 11am or 2pm?

12-08-2010, 10:07 PM
You should have called her sooner. :)

But call her now.

Plot Device
12-08-2010, 11:25 PM
I called her half an hour ago. She apologized for not calling back. And then said, "So tell me about yourself." So I gave her about 30 seconds worth of my experiences, but then she suddenly interrupted and said, "Oh, that's my other phone ringing. I have to get it. I'll call you back again this time. I promise."

Half an hour ago. :)

Plot Device
12-09-2010, 12:01 AM
It's been an hour now. :)

12-09-2010, 12:50 AM
Dang it, I hate when people do that.

12-09-2010, 12:52 AM
(Makes one wonder if she'd remember to pay you).

12-09-2010, 12:53 AM
Sounds like she needs a personal assistant as well as a nanny.

12-09-2010, 12:59 AM
The lady seems to be disorganized. And I would wonder too, about getting paid timely.

I have two phone lines. If I'm on the personal line and the office phone rings, I'll put the personal call on hold while I answer the other. Sometimes the office call is very brief. If the office call will take a while, I'll ask them to hold while I get off the personal call. If I'm on the office line and the personal line rings, I'll ignore it unless I'm expecting an important call about a family health issue or something.


12-09-2010, 01:01 AM
Sounds like she needs a personal assistant as well as a nanny.

I know, right?

Maybe she'll be less preoccupied, once she hires a Nanny? ;)

12-09-2010, 02:26 AM
Two near misses is enough of a hint to make. Not the job for you perhaps. :)

Plot Device
12-09-2010, 05:41 AM
What do you think, guys?

Shall I have another stab at it?

Mon - Wed - Fri ??

or let it go?

Silver King
12-09-2010, 07:04 AM
She has your number, Plot, and will call if she's interested. I wouldn't hold my breath any longer waiting, though...

12-09-2010, 07:09 AM
Ugh! I definitely sympathize. It sounds like she is either really disorganized or disrespectful. I would move on to other prospects, but keep yourself open in case she calls. She could be having a really tough week. In that case, she'll call when she can. Or she could just be someone you really don't want to work for anyway. Good luck.

Plot Device
12-09-2010, 05:14 PM
This lady is going to pay $500 to $600 a week.

12-09-2010, 05:46 PM
I'd keep trying without nagging and joke about it.

*polite laugh* Sounds like you could use a personal assistant!
*polite laugh* Well, at least you will have one less thing to worry about once you have a nanny.

Or summat :)

Also, call in the evening maybe? Once she's had a chance to take off the high-heels and power-suit?
It's a good family to work for if only because it puts you in the way of other very well-off families and that might be worth even more than having a boss that pays on time ;)

12-09-2010, 06:46 PM
... I would move on to other prospects, but keep yourself open in case she calls. She could be having a really tough week.

I agree. She could be dealing with wrapping up year-end tasks at work and planning holiday stuff as well.


She could be a bubble-brained, inconsiderate person who doesn't follow up on commitments.

Time will tell. :Shrug:

Plot Device
12-09-2010, 07:09 PM
Well, I got an e-mail from her this morning. She apologized for not calling back, and then went on to say she has officially secured a nanny, but will keep me in mind in case things don't work out.

Yep. Back to the job search sites.

12-09-2010, 08:27 PM
DANG! :(

12-10-2010, 12:55 AM
Sorry to hear that -- hopefully something better is just around the corner. Good luck.

Plot Device
12-16-2010, 01:03 AM
Well ... I diligently check my "nanny job web sites" (all 5 of them) every day. And you'll never guess what I found today!

This same lady went and reposted the exact same nanny job add!

Yep! She is STILL in search of a nanny!

So .... I replied.

And then she got back to me tody asking for me to come in and interview with her.


I'll keep ya'all posted!

12-16-2010, 01:08 AM

Plot Device
12-20-2010, 11:30 PM

I couldn't get together with her last week so she sent me an e-mail yesterday asking me to please call her today at 11:30 AM to do a phone interveiw.

I did.

I got her voice mail! :D

I left a polite message apologizing for having missed her and invited her to call me back today at her convenience.

She called back half an hour later and after ten whole minutes she finally said "Okay, I'd like to meet you in person. I'll call you again this week after I know what my schedule will be like and we'll set up a face-to-face."

*sigh* ;)


12-21-2010, 10:57 AM
Well, if you do get the job you can be fairly certain she won't organize a replacement any time soon.