In search of a full time live-in nanny for my children, we interviewed Lauren Kilby and offered her an opportunity to work on a two week trial period at a reduced rate of $300 for 30 hours per week. She was a recent grad of Georgia State and said that she needed the experience. We informed her that if everything worked out, we would pay her living expenses and increase her pay to $400/ week plus $50 for gas. I gave her a detailed description of the job and trained her for the first three days of work. We were impressed at how eager she appeared to want to work and become a part of our family.
I contacted her on a personal level and offered her the opportunity to work on a trial basis to see if the position served the best interest of all parties involved. Reggie Garrett is my fiance who assisted me with choosing her but he nor LaShay Properties, LLC, "Shay Your Date Diva Show", singlemomsdatingguide.com or Que Enterprises had no participation with the transactions, communications and disagreement with Lauren Kilby. She worked on a trial basis as a 1099 contract employee.
We soon realized that we had made a poor choice in selecting Lauren Kilby. She was often late to work which means that she was late getting the kids to school. She did not make a whole hearted effort to produce high quality work and she got into a car accident with the kids in the back seat. The next day she notified me that she wanted to go out with her friends even though her schedule stated that she was to work that evening. Lauren Kilby became frustrated with not being able to go out with her friends that evening, dealing with an active 3 year old and our request for her car insurance information. In frustration, she asked to speak with us while still in her night clothes and notified us that the 3 year old was "too much work" and that she could not accept the position. We accepted her resignation, she got dressed, gathered her things and left.
The next day she contacted my fiance for money and said that we owed her $500. I paid her a week earlier than agreed a $100 more than agreed because she expressed that she was having financial difficulties and needed the money. I told her that I would be more than happy to pay her what we agreed minus the $100 advance if she could submit her 1099 information to me. In an effort to maintain peace, my fiance even offered her an additional $200 but she was determined to not produce the information we needed in order to report her pay on my taxes.
Lauren Kilby is young and still has a lot to learn. I offered her the opportunity because I am always looking for ways to give back and help others trying to get on their feet. As a relationship expert and author, this is what I do on a daily basis http://www.youtube.com/lovein30days. I even tried helping her with her challenging relationship issues but she let her short term challenges interfere with long term opportunities.
We are very disappointed with this incident as it has escalated to harassing calls, relentless emails, trespassing and a counter suit. Lauren Kilby took advantage of our kindness and saw my fiances' professional golf career and my rising speaking and writing activities as an opportunity for her to black mail us into giving her more money. Recently we received a phone call from her current employers who were experiencing the same work ethic from Lauren. They have probably let her go by now. Our only hope is that no other family is taken advantage of and abused as we were by Ms. Kilby. We have no hard feelings against her and we pray for her and wish her the best.