The Water Cooler – The Nightmare Nanny

July 3, 2014 12:00 pm · 41 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it! The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

What would you do if you had a nanny in your house, who you fired, who wouldn’t move out?

Watch the story below then tell us what you would do….

Talk about it….

Nope. July 3, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Pile all her stuff on the lawn and have a camp fire

Original G July 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

That’s simple, …. “Hey Mr. Mayor” ! ! !

The Mamba July 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I’ve been following that particular story and I actually think the couple is a nightmare, but that doesn’t excuse her behaviour. But someone that age, with her history of suing people, wouldn’t be missed if she were to say… turn up under a patio 50 years from now.

NoMoreFreeRide July 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM

This woman is a scam artist and should be persecuted for fraud. She has a history of frivolous lawsuits and her own father cut her out of his will. Al and all a big POS and waste of space on this planet.

PHILTHYphresh July 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM

lol. Sell the house

Concordejet July 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

super nanny, 911 nanny and now crappy nanny

RunDogRun July 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

She’s trespassing. I don’t see
a problem. Call the police to
remove her.

JW July 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Set her up. Set up hidden cameras and look for things in the house that she touches. Use microfiber gloves to make it appear that she attacked you and destroy a few things in the house as well. Whip up some tears and hysterics and call law enforcement. Request restraining order from judge. It all boils down to being pro active.

KenInConcord July 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Oh I would be having soooo much fun with that.

I’ve had three young adult children. I know all about squaters in my home.

Lucy July 3, 2014 at 12:37 PM

If she was fired for not doing her described job. She must go!
30 days and she is OUT!

@ The Mamba July 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I like the way you think.

Dorothy July 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Didn’t they check her out before they hired her? If I could have a pet and had to leave it under someone else’s care, I would check the person or place out better than they seem to have for their own kids. But since they depended on Craig’s List maybe they did get what they bargained for. By all of that, I am in no way on the side of this so called nanny no matter what she is legally allowed to do.

Danny July 3, 2014 at 12:43 PM

She thinks she’s Euvegenia. Doubtfire dear.

But who hires off craigslist to care for children???? The couple seems weird and entitled too.

KAD July 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

They did not pay to have her checked out. How can you have someone take care of your children and cook your food without checking on her before hand. They got what they deserved. It is too bad she has any legal rights though. They expected a lot for room and board.

Do your homework July 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

As someone else questioned had they checked out her references? Did they FIRST look into all the legalities of hiring a live-in employee? Here’s a perfect example of doing things half-assed without knowing what you’re getting yourself in to.

anonanonagain July 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I have been following this story in the news. This woman is a nightmare. She obviously had nowhere to go, moved in and knew she had squatters rights. She has a history of frivolous lawsuits as NoMoreFreeRide @4 has said. I’d move the children in with the in laws and turn up the volume day and night……..or move in a pack of dogs.

Anne Moss July 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

@Dorothy – I read that the couple used an investigator service to do a background check, and they didn’t think to look on the frivolous lawsuit list so everything looked good.

I think I would sue the background check company.

me July 3, 2014 at 1:42 PM

when she started to not do her job, i would have said we are going on a vacation and would you please come to watch the kids at a hotel.. meanwhile change the locks and pack all her stuff give her 200 with papers saying we decided not to use you and leave her at the hotel.. she got her severance pay a place to stay for the night… hahahaha BYE BYE

RealityCheck July 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM

I know a guy who knows a guy…”Jimmy the Torch”.
Jimmy and the nanny would have a nice conversation, and in a very, very short time she would be out and never look back. Probably move out of state too.

Marianne July 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

I’ve been following this story, I would have been done with this long ago.

Anon777 July 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Unfortunately, it’s too late now. They will have to await the Court proceedings and the Sheriff to do an eviction. In the meantime, I would put locks on every inside door, the refrigerator, the bathroom, cut the electricity from her room, turn off the water when I left the house, play loud music all day long, put cameras everywhere to monitor what she is doing when I’m not home. In short, I’d do everything possible to make her miserable.

Do your homework: Who would have thought that you couldn’t just ask this person to leave once you fired them? Do you know that if you want to get your own adult child out of your house, you have to go to Court and go thru the eviction process? That’s just plain stupid. Unless you have an actual tenant/renter agreement with someone you should be able to ask someone to leave or call the police to have them removed. It should not takes months and a full eviction process to remove a “guest” from your home.

KenInConcord July 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Tired of all the untouchable liberals judges making ridicules decisions like this.

I think we should find out where this judge lives, attend some function at his house and set up,camp in one of his spare rooms. Haha “I have wonderful news about Mary K cosmetics, and I’m your roommate!”.

The sad part is if you turn off the water or play loud music there it a thousand ACLU lawyers that will defend this woman for free. And you will spend the next 5 years in court.


Dorothy July 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

I was planning an eviction to get someone out of my home when they left on their own. I have since been told I should still go through the eviction process just to keep that person out. Guess I need another trip to the lawyer to find out about that.

ms.v July 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I would have my kids stay at a relatives house. Then I would play loud music 24/7. Get someone with a medical marijuana prescription to smoke in the hallway outside her door. Add a cigarette smoker or 2. Maybe a cigar. Turn off the hot water heater and the fridge. And almost anything else that would make life a living hell.

Atticus Thraxx July 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I couldn’t imagine having a stranger in my home taking care of my kids at any income level. But if you don’t have the imagination and will to make even the most stubborn carpetbagger or scalawag WANT to leave without risk of civil action, that’s on you.

dilligafman July 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

A couple of “pet snakes” should do the trick!

NotPC July 3, 2014 at 5:31 PM

There is an awful lot of “empty space” out there in which a person can go to hide. . . .

Who To Trust July 3, 2014 at 6:31 PM

“I couldn’t imagine having a stranger in my home taking care of my kids at any income level.”

Yet we send them off to school every day.

Silva July 3, 2014 at 7:08 PM

It’s usually best to raise your own children.

Atticus Thraxx July 3, 2014 at 7:11 PM

School? They done growed’ up. It’s not at my home which is the point of the thread. Try and keep up.

wow July 3, 2014 at 7:31 PM

hire a mariachi band and dj playing mexican music…doesnt get more annoying then that combo.

Killjoy July 3, 2014 at 7:39 PM

When you ask a person to leave your home, they are no longer wanted there.
Supposedly, you can now call the police and have them removed for trespassing.
Too bad there’s such a conflict in the law.

Subterfuge July 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Nanny? What nanny? I guess she would just disappear.

Ok here is what I would try... I would offer her $200.00 to leave now. July 3, 2014 at 10:55 PM

This may piss you off but you are at least rid of her.

Or if that does not work go to court and get a restraining order against her and file suite for a unlawful detainer have someone do a background check on her. and if possible have her locked up for a 5150 hold.

Also change the locks.

I also hope that you had a good contract that specified what to expect if things did not work out.

Last but not least get a great eviction attorney.

Also install cameras around and inside of your home you will need proof of what is going on.

P.S. Have someone fake hire her and then change the locks.

Mamatosix July 3, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Seriously I would NEVER go on Craigslist for a trusted caregiver for my children. Let this be a lesson all the way around. And yes fingerprint her and have her checked out. Those are your kids

Connie Dobbs July 3, 2014 at 11:20 PM

#13 “But who hires off craigslist to care for children????”
The kind of people who think they can pay in room and board. The only person who would agree to enter into that kind of agreement is a grifter. The couple got what they said they wanted.

Silva July 4, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Killjoy (#33), My understanding is that once their clothes and personal belongs are there you’re stuck with them. A trusted friend or relative wouldn’t do you like that, but it’s understood that a renter or in this case an employee/squatter/grifter/crazy person has certain protections. You can’t make the place inhabitable, and must evict the person legally, or come up with a creative way to get them to leave without them calling foul.

SKS July 4, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Concrete shoes.

.. or a bad case of old mayonnaise, day-old salmon, or slimy lunch meats.

Mr. Pink July 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Poison her food. Or drag her out by her gray ponytail.

james July 4, 2014 at 7:03 PM

These yuppies got what they asked for. They where being too cheap to hire a proper nanny service. They where trying to avoid paying wages to this lady. Cutting corners with a Craigslist Live In nanny LOL. Also Who the hell expects a 64 yr.old women to be a nanny to three children, plus do the cleaning and cooking that they required for employment.

Sounds like they wanted a live in servant.

I’m glad these yuppies are dealing with this, too bad the media is siding with them and not getting the full story. They reaped what they sow.

I’m tired of the media spinning the story that the yuppies are the victims and where taken advantage off. These yuppies are loving their 15 minutes of fame. Just watch and see they with be on Dr. Phil citing PTSD in no time.

Having a family member that is a licensed care provider, they charge a weekly fee to be a live in nanny and it is not cheap.

Michelle July 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

way to go james….. 🙂

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