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'Nightmare Nanny' Says The Exploitative Family She Worked For Was The Real Nightmare
The "Nightmare Nanny" who allegedly refused to leave the Upland home of the Bracamontes family that fired her weeks ago has spoken out to say that the relentless demands of the family she worked for was the real nightmare.
The nanny said that the Bracamontes forced her to work 24/7 without any breaks or days off, and that the only days off she got were two days of illness after working for 90 days straight. "When I was working there I didn't get lunch breaks, I didn't get coffee breaks, I didn't get any holidays," said Stratten in an interview with KNX radio. She also says that she actually quit two days before she was fired on June 6.
"I wasn't fired, unless you can be fired after you quit," Stratten said.
The extremely litigant nanny has been seen in the public eye as a con artist, though Stratten says that it was the Bracamontes that tried to take advantage of her: "They were the ones that were trying to exploit me, as if I was some poor migrant worker from a foreign country that they could just exploit and work 24/7." Even though she received free room and board in exchange for her services, she felt that the compensation wasn't just, saying, "That's a trivial value to exchange for 24/7 of doing their bidding. Whatever they want: doing cooking, doing heavy house cleaning, taking care of kids."
As for why she has refused to leave, Stratten says that she had submitted a 30-day notice to the Bracamontes that they had agreed to and that she'll leave now only if certain conditions are met. She is currently living in her car.