Elena Mincheva, 35, came as an immigrant for Russia, and was hired by one of the wealthiest families in America, which remains unnamed. What the family didn’t expect though, was the Mincheva would air all their dirty laundry to the media, following that up with a book deal.
Mincheva was working on the ‘Gold Coast’ neighborhood in Chicago. She says that the family often treated her like a dog more than a maid, and more than once used her as a pawn in their troubled relationship.
While Mincheva was earning $150 per day, she says it may not have been worth being used in the couple’s warped world. She recounts for the media being in the middle of more than one argument. Once, she recalled the husband telling his wife: “How about she stays and you leave?”
The Daily Mail has more:
Mincheva, 35, told the New York Post that she was treated ‘more like a dog than a nanny’, and recounted one argument which culminated in the husband telling his wife: ‘How about she stays and you leave?’
The nanny, who earned $150 a day, says she has since found that children in lower income households are far more content.
She wrote that on her first day at the couple’s home, the mother angrily admonished her for not spoonfeeding her seven-year-old son.
Another duty included guarding the parents’ bedroom at weekends to ensure the couple were not bothered by the youngest of their three children, who was four.
She wrote that days would revolve around daily Amazon deliveries of around $300-worth of toys.
But the mother, she claimed, once told her son when he did not want to leave the house: ‘You are not doing this to me anymore. Do you understand? You need a doctor! You’re crazy.
‘You need to be normal like other kids. You’re sick!’
In an extract published on her Instagram account, Mincheva wrote: ‘”Can you help her? The Lady asked irritably. “Help her with what?” Was my reply. “With her homework, obviously”. “Sure. What do you want me to do?” “How would I know?”‘
Since leaving the couple’s home, Micheva, from Moscow, said she has worked for lower income families since and concluded: ‘The message I’ve learned through my experience is that every child needs and deserves love over money and any materialistic things. Love is indispensable.’