Here’s what really happened with my job
My daycare is a Christian owned daycare. We are right next to a church that I’ve been going to for years. Been working at this daycare for about six months and barely had any complaints.
Usually we walk the kids to the church to eat lunch. Yesterday me and the manager, we’ll call her Rebecca, we’re walking them back to the daycare for nap time. I was doing my best to make sure nothing happened to the kids and it’s hard when you have 20+ kids running around.
When we get there, Rebecca had noticed there was a bump on one child’s head. I didn’t know what happened. She took her to the kitchen to get some ice. When she came back, I had asked how bad it was and she said it was swollen. She was friendly then.
The owner’s daughter, Carol, shows up and tells me to go ahead on break. I do and as soon as I get to the place I was going, I get a call from Carol.
“What happened to this child’s head? I need to know so I can write it down.”
I told her I really didn’t know. She sighs and it’s silent for a while before she asks me if I knew three kids had poopy diapers. I said I knew one was, but I had forgotten to change it. I even apologized. One of the children she listed wasn’t even mine. It was Rebecca’s. I didn’t say that, though.
Then, she said, “This isn’t going to work. It’s a constant thing. I’ll call you back.”
I didn’t answer. I just hung up and screamed in the store that I was quitting. I cried in the store for a while before deciding to go back to work and quit then. I was of course going to work the rest of the week because it was only a day and a half.
But when I get there, the owner herself (who is the pastor of the church’s wife) gave me a speech about how there was three day’s of parent complaints and even some parent’s were going to pull their kids out. I didn’t know any of this. No one told me. We had one meeting about a few things, but I thought it was just a meeting. The complaints we’re that sippy cups we’re being mixed up and I only mixed up one. The same time I gave a little boy the wrong socks, but the socks I gave were the ones in his shoes. Easy mistake.
Then, she said she had to let me go and for me to sign out. Her and the manager both stayed in the office to discuss a phone call, so I didn’t even get an “I’m sorry” or a good bye.
Now here’s the thing. I changed all of my kid’s diapers before we went to lunch. Last week I forgot to because at the time there were pictures being taken in my room. I couldn’t interrupt. This was a problem because one of mine went to lunch with poop. This week, I think Monday, the owner’s daughter had made the comment that if a kid was in my class then they probably weren’t changed.
That’s probably where the diaper thing came from. Basically acting as if I never change my kids. And I did. All the time.
I don’t think I should be responsible for another worker not changing her kid’s diapers. And another thing. The little girl who was hurt was also in Rebecca’s class. How come she didn’t know?
Why am I being fired for the same mistakes another worker also made? Because she’s the manager? That’s not fair and I can honestly see why they can’t keep anyone there.
But right after I was fired I put in applications. I’m currently doing so. I know I can find a place that will appreciate me because I’m a hard worker.
To sum it up: FUCK daycares.