I am a college student and I have worked as a nanny for 14 months. Prior to that, I worked as an assistant to a CPA for 2 1/2 years.
In the "nanny" job, I worked approximately 24 hours a week watching a 2 year old little girl.
The family that I worked for paid me in cash mostly but also paid me in a check occasionally. They did not want to go through the hassle of reporting what they paid me and taking taxes out so there is no record through the IRS.
Should I include this job when applying for a new job? I ask this because I just quit the nanny job on not-too-great terms because I was being taken advantage of and they wanted me to do much more than taking care of the child. I honestly think that the woman will give me a bad reference if I put her down.
What should I do? I don't want to have a huge "gap" in my resume/work experience but since there is no real record of my employment as a nanny, I think that it may not be relevant because it is kind of like babysitting.
And, if I don't have to put it down, what should I tell employers if they ask what I have been doing for a year? I have been in college for four years so I have been enrolled in school while being a "nanny."
Should I simply say that I took some time off of work and did some babysitting for extra cash? (I still live with my parents, so no rent or bills, etc.)
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