I think this is irresponsible to post a photo, without someone's permission, on a website dedicated to shaming hard working women who are raising other people's children. You don't know this woman. You don't know how many hours she works in a day or week. You don't know how the family treats her. You don't know what's going on in her life at that exact moment when she is checking her phone and irritated/frustrated with a child. We all have moments. You're literally capturing a brief snapshot in time of this woman's time with this child and framing it as her entire experience. Who knows what she is like 99% of the time? I'm a former nanny and I have DEFINITELY had moments of frustration and snapping at the kids I work with on the streets of Manhattan. It's busy, it's hot, sometimes the children are in a bad mood, sometimes you lose your patience and just need a minute. Nannying is overwhelming and frustrating at times and NO ONE is perfect. The only difference is that I'm a white woman who is a nanny, so you would never take my picture. You would just assume I was the child's mother and maybe have more sympathy for me. This website is racist and anyone that claims it isn't so is ignorant and in denial.
I agree. I have had moments where I have had to speak to a doctor or another equally important call and a child purposely interrupts during a rare but necesary call. But no one noticed my shortness because I am white and look like the grandmother.
I'm a prominent nanny in NYC. I hate it when people don't mind their business-- You have no idea what this woman is doing on her phone. Most we are on our phone like this in the middle of the side walk- we are texting or emailing our boss. If she were emailing or texting privately she'd probably be in a corner or at the park sitting on the benches while the kid is playing.
Exactly! I agree with above posters. Very dangerous to judge by looking at one photo. I would hate to see a persons livelihood ruined over one picture. She may be an outstanding nanny. Who knows what's really going on at that moment.
The issue is that she yelled at him. It's fine to ask him to wait several minutes in a firm but level voice. I'm a pediatrician and certainly some children are anxious and have temper tantrums or behave poorly. It is unacceptable for me to yell at a child, even if s/he is kicking me or if the entire family is behaving poorly. Doesn't matter how little sleep I got, how busy I am, or how many patients are critically ill at the same time. The same should apply to any professional caregiver, including nannies.
I have to agree with the others. You don't know the context of what was happening, and you, the webmaster, are posting someone's photo without knowing the facts. The OP could have an axe to grind with the person in the photo and making up the allegations. I know your site has been around for a while, but I hope someone who has been falsely accused on your sight takes legal action against you.
This is a baby and it is her job!!!! NO EXPLANATION OR EXCUSE for yelling at a toddler!!! I don't give a rat's a&& if she's had a hard day! I've been a nanny for seven years now and my bad days would never lead to yelling! Even if it was the baby's mother!
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