Lisa Awad Nanny / Unreliable and Immature Nanny- Do N0t Use
We hired Lisa Awad to be the nanny for our newborn children after a comprehensive search. As she is still young (20 years old) we specifically asked her about her wanting to return to school for her degree. She indicated she only wanted to do online schooling and it shouldn't interfere with the schedule we made for her.
We were ok with this and hired her allowing over 1 month of overlap with my wife while she was on maternity making it perfectly clear that we were looking for a long term relationship between a nanny and our kids. She said she was looking for the same.
The three months she was there she was good with the kids (can't dispute that). We had a good relationship and asked her a couple of times a week if everything was workign out ok and that we wanted to maintain an open communication. She said she was very happy.
Then we get a call on one Sunday (not even face to face) saying she was giving 2 week notice. This was in April and she said she had applied to schools because she could never do online schooling (the opposite of what she said on the interview). Her school was starting in September so we asked why she couldn't stay longer and were informed that she took another job with a family friend.
We can understand the schooling because we believe education is important. But taking another job without discussing with us surprised us. We were in a mad scramble but got over it the next couple of days while she took care of the kids. In fact we were going to give her a b'day gift and a going away bonus gift too.
So in the middle of the second week of notice that she gave us what does she decide to do? She just stops showing up. It put both my wife and I in a bind and I felt sorry for the kids that they didn't get to say bye to someone they got to know.
If you ever are considering hiring this person please think twice unless you are ok with someone unreliable and unprofessional. I also didn't mention that she called out a couple of times in the few short weeks we had her.
Buyer Beware. I wouldn't want anyone else to go through what we went through.