Contrary to the typical nanny cliché, it wasn’t between the Nanny and Boss Dad. Nor between Nanny and the kids. Not even between Nanny and a potential Helicopter Mum. Instead, the conflict had arisen between Nanny and the newly hired cleaning lady. And to clarify, from my perspective, it was very much the cleaning lady who had the issue. So what happens when there’s conflict in the nanny workplace?
The all important dynamic in our household had been uprooted, a dynamic that Boss Mum and I monitor and strive to maintain. Apparently, the cleaner thought it appropriate to muscle in on my job whilst neglecting her own duties. She wanted to express her opinions in regards to my ability to perform the role, and to express her own opinions as to the general running of the household and the children’s routines.
Needless to say, I wasn’t impressed, Viv wasn’t impressed, Miss 6 wasn’t impressed and most importantly, Boss Mum wasn’t happy. Long story short, this household is once again on the hunt for the perfect person to help me to keep the house in order so that I can focus on the (four!) kids. Crisis dodged.
This post originally appeared on Nanny Shecando. Reprinted with permission.