Should Misplaced Items be Replaced?
Could really appreciate some opinions about what you consider fair and appropriate when it comes to items lost during work: A few months ago, my nanny lost the laundry card. She replaced it and told me about it when I got home. A few weeks ago, she lost it again, but luckily my neighbor found it and returned it to her. Today, she lost my daughter's expensive jacket at the park. She told me about it and said she would go to Target and replace it. She looked all over for it. I was a little disappointed as I loved that jacket, and just said that was fine. But I was wondering what do other MBs and nannies do when things are lost/damaged during work? Are these items expected to be replaced or are they just on-the-job collateral damage that MBs just accept? I'm asking because I realize that whatever jacket she gets at Target will not be the same, so what would be the point? I was thinking of calling her and telling her not to worry and forget about replacing it. Will she be insulted or relieved? No idea what the best course of action is here.
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