Dear AuPairMom — My au pair’s good friend here is an au pair as well. According to my AP, the friend is scheduled to work for her host family for a year but will be leaving a few weeks early.
The problem? The Au Pair hasn’t told her Host Family that she’s leaving, even though she has purchased the tickets to go home!
It’s not clear when or if the Au Pair is planning on telling her Host Family. As she gets closer to leaving and still hasn’t told, I’m wondering…should I say anything?
I’ve told our AP that her friend will really leave her HF in the lurch if she doesn’t say something soon. But beyond that, I don’t have an opportunity to talk to the AP, not sure I should say something if I did.
I could tell our counselor, but then if it worked back around to the HF and their AP, it’d obviously come back to me (assuming the AP hasn’t told other APs who have told their HFs).
What I keep thinking is – if it were me, I’d want to know.
OOF! If it were me, I’d like to know because who wants to be left in the lurch? But I understand your concern– how can you tell the Host Family without betraying your own Au Pair’s confidence?
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