Anyone who has ever worked at people's houses can tell you that a lot of folks out there aren't terribly appreciative of what they do. Although they needed their help enough to hire them, many clients balk at the idea of letting workers have a drink or use their bathrooms no matter how strenuous their work is.
With that in mind, it's hard to even imagine the crapshoot that comes from looking for work as a full-time nanny. Some families will try and compensate a full day's work for as little as possible, while others will come up with an unrealistic list of demands that seem to suggest they're hiring one person to do three different jobs.
But while one nanny's experience wasn't quite that dire, one rule the family she worked for had in place turned out to be a pretty big red flag that their working relationship wouldn't last long.