CELL PHONES FOR OPEN COMMUNICATION?
When is ENOUGH ENOUGH?
As a nanny for many years and now as a woman in my 40’s, I see how things have changed in the world and within our profession. Cell phones are usually a big “no-no” in the course of our day when we are working with our charges, but cell phones are also essential for communication with our parents, especially if we are nannying for a set of parents that work out of the house.
However, cell phones, overbearing parents and nannies that need some sense of autonomy can be a big problem when combined all together. I am not saying either one of the characters on this stage are at fault, but its a great piece to be looked at and considered from both nanny and parent perspective.
I felt that this was crucial to share. It is upsetting to read and you can only imagine how the mother felt with the tone and delivery of this from her newly hired nanny. From a nanny perspective, I think we have all felt this angry at one time or another with the parents we work for, but to actually write and carry out a note such as this is not nice, it is unproductive and it shows the nanny has no couth or maturity. This could have been handled in a way in which didn’t upset anyone if the nanny just sat down with the mother and had a dialogue.
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