I often see on this blog nannies with more experience criticizing their young counterpart for not standing up for themselves. While I advocate nannies standing up for fair pay and treatment, I feel there is a sense of entitlement among the younger generation of nannies. They have a list as long as the Nile of things they will not do, they think they are equal to (or better than) the parent in the eyes of the child. They demand high paying salaries and expect to do little work. They think to have the right to do as they wish with a child that is not their own. I also see a lack of professionalism in this newer crop. They want to be friends with their employers or be treated as family. They want to be able to eat what they like, go where they please during work hours, and be on their phone or computer as much as they please.They wave around their advanced degrees and certificates demanding higher pay, but behave as though they are a favorite aunt or teenage babysitter. I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point.These same nannies then go and complain about the lack of respect nannies receive. I say look in the mirror you are the cause.
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