By Anonymous • February 09, 2010•Balancing Private and Professional Life
A recent New York Times piece, headlined How to Speak Nanny, discusses the communication breakdown that often occurs between overworked mothers and their nannies.
For as long as she has employed a nanny (almost 10 years now), Eileen Hershenov, a lawyer from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., has had day jobs running the legal departments of large nonprofit groups. “I’m really used to having employees,” she said. “I’ve hired people, I’ve fired people. I’ve gone through on-the-job training and formal training on how to communicate with your reports.”
But, she said, the corporate training “didn’t translate over” to talking with her nanny.
“It’s never been easy,” Ms. Hershenov sighed. “It’s an employer-employee relationship, but it’s also in your home — and with someone who is taking care of your most cherished relations.”
Read the article here.