03 July, 2012
Too Close for Comfort?
I am just wodering what everyones opinion is on how close it is appropriate to get to the children/family that you work for. I am a Nanny and I feel as though I have a close enough relationship but I certainly don't think these are my kids. A friend if mine is so in love with her Nanny family. She goes to the toilet in front of the kids, tells them she loves them and they tell her all the time that they love her. She has a credit card from the family and uses it on the weekend to buy the kids clothes and things that she sees. She is always thinking about them and talking about them.
When I leave work I leave work and honestly do not have a second thought about the kids clothing needs etc. My friend also earns almost $10 more an hour than I do and I feel as though she is over paid just simply because she is so close with them and they will do anything to keep her. She has worked there for 4 years and has seen 2 babies born while there. The mother will call her when the kids do something new like walk or say things and she takes the call and they celebrate together! She gives the parents all kinds of advice, decides the weeks menu and family outings which she goes along on sometimes. She even knows mostly the ins and outs of their finances. Am I just being weird or is she just too close??
at 6:40 AM