Friday

Bad Nanny Sighting at Dinosaur Park

I Saw Your Nanny at Dinosaur Park in NYC
Dinosaur Park UWS - today @11am.. Nanny/babysitter see attached photo spent 90% of her time texting.. did it while baby was on swing, on bench, etc.. baby boy was not old enough to walk but she rarely - (for the 1 hour or so we overlapped) - seemed to engage.. Just seemed pre-occupied with her phone, not the child...Child looked clean and well cared for but if that was my nanny I would want to know...
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27 comments:

nenanny said...

I'm going to say it and I don't care if I get flamed.

Yes, she probably was on the phone too much and should have engaged a little more. Phones are tricky for me because you never know why someone is on the phone. I've dealt with some serious situations related to my job over the phone, but to a passerby I may have looked like a lazy nanny. Now if you see her on the phone everyday you are at the park you may have a case.
But I don't think these are the type of bad nanny sightings that should be posted.
The last week it has been all the nanny cuddled him not long enough, should have played more, made the child sit too long etc really subjective things.
I think it does a disservice to post arbitrary complaints. It becomes a little bit like the boy who cried wolf. People stop reading bad nanny sightings because it's mostly pettiness and the cases of a nanny pushing her or being verbally abusive or being grossily negligent get ignored because people stop reading. Yes bad nannies should be reported, but I think judgement needs to be used before it becomes reporting a nanny for not smiling or singing as much as an op would have liked.Just my two cents.

Kristen said...

^AGREED.

That nanny could have already played and "engaged" with that child for 3 hours beforehand at home and just needed some downtime while at the park while the child entertained himself. Nothing wrong with letting a child play independently as long as you know where he is at all times. I don't think this site was created for this type of petty, reaching sighting.

Sara Hafezi said...

You never know who the nanny was talking to. She could have been communicating with MB or DB, she could have been having a number of exchanges related to the baby, like sending text updates or pictures. If it was a smart phone, she could have been searching for activities, looking up an address, trying to get directions, ordering groceries or lunch... I'm an NYC nanny and I use my iPhone for all sorts of useful things throughout the work day. I don't think that makes me negligent or bad at my job. An hour on the phone does sound a little bit excessive, but perhaps there was a good reason. I agree with the PP that unless this is a nanny who is constantly seen on the phone and never engaging the child, it really doesn't seem worth posting about.

Kat said...

It seems like this site has gone downhill fast since MPP's illness. Jane either step up or hand it to someone else. It's ridiculous.

oh well said...

I don't get it. OP said "If this was my nanny I would want to know". OP never said this was a bad nanny.
She is not going to get fired for this. Most parents are not exactly looking for random reasons to fire their nanny.
Of course it could have been a fluke. Things happen. Now, I think that if someone gets to observe someone for an hour and feels they have to write about it, they must have felt something was wrong.
Even if it was a family problem, parents might want to know that something is going on (if
they don't already), because it can seriously affect the level of care their child is getting (I have been there).

NJgranny said...

I observe many nannies constantly texting, but I can say the same for parents. Which is why I wouldn't bother reporting.

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katydid said...

Please remove the spam porn links are being left in messages.

katydidnt said...

Agreed! The spam is even more annoying than the poor quality of the articles...

RBTC said...

thank you to the OP for keeping her eye out watching for the best for the children - keep watching and let us know any updates. I send workers out to work with children and we almost got fired from a major client because the head guy saw a contractor from my company sitting with his rear hanging over a cake display texting

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wedneaday said...

They need to bring the captcha back. lessens the spam. ugh.

goingdownhillfast said...

The spam has become ridiculous. What is worse it's as though the moderators don't care.

Perhaps they are too busy to run things properly...

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Adios said...

This blog is awful now. Good job of ruining it moderators. Love how you asked for advice on what readers were looking for and got lots of responses about making the site mobile friendly (comments etc) and totally ignored it. Site is terrible and I'm no longer going to be visiting it. Good job on ruining what used to be an amazing blog. MPP would be seriously upset.

MissMannah said...

Jeez, and people thought I was a bitch! "Wahh wahh this blog sucks!" Well I don't see any of you volunteering your time and energy to fix it!

Nay The Nanny said...

Agreed Mannah...agreed. You would think we were paying customers on here or something...sheesh they are doing the best they can.

RBTC said...

i just hope that the critical and not very nice group that was on here did not contribute to mpp's illness - i hope she and her son are ok

Duh People said...

Have you guys forgotten that this isn't even MPP's blog?! She took over for someone else when they were going through tough times, and now MPP is going through tough times so it's onto someone new. I haven't seen or heard of anyone offering their time and effort to help bring the blog back to what it could and should be. You guys are all being a bunch of whiney assholes!