Families who employ nannies often describe the relationship as the person becoming part of the family. These hardworking men and women become the secondary parent in the children’s lives. From making the kids’ meals, playing with them, and taking them to the park, nannies are more than just the person that works in the family’s home.
Often times, as the kids begin to get older, they see their nanny as a friend and confidant. There are countless of horror stories of these employees abusing their position and taking advantage of the families they are employed by. Likewise, these individuals are exposed to abusive, over demanding parents who see them as personal slaves rather than an employee.
We have all heard of Hollywood’s leading men having rendezvous with their young and beautiful nannies. It’s no wonder people often joke of only hiring older women who do not pose a threat to the sanctity of a marriage. Although, it is not always the woman who initiates the inappropriate behavior.
Women who work as nannies love being with children. They take great pride in being part of their development and milestones.
One woman was really happy to be working for a family that had three amazing kids she looked forward to spend time with everyday. She had been with them one and half years and everyone was in a happy routine.
She could not imagine a better family to work for.
The mom who we will refer to as Mom Boss (MB) was pretty amazing. She was always sweet and friendly. She was very respectful of the nanny’s opinions and needs.
On her free time, the nanny did the regular stuff any young woman does like hang out with friends, work out, and be part of social media.
When her best friend moved away they chose to keep in touch using Snapchat. She noticed that Dad Boss was on the app but she wanted to keep her relationship with him 100% professional so she did not add him to her list.
Within three days of getting the app, Dad Boss added her.
The nanny thought he would send photos of the kids. She never expected he would send a photo of his penis.
They had never had any other interaction beyond talking about the kids’ needs or just small chats.
She was beyond shocked because he always acted respectful towards her. Perhaps it was a knee-jerk reaction but the young woman screenshot the photo.
Of course Snapchat notifies the original user who has taken a screenshot of their photos. So Dad Boss knew the nanny had a photo of his penis in her mobile.
Then the woman began to ask herself if maybe he made a mistake and was not meant for her at all. But then she remembered that Mom Boss was not on Snapchat.
The next morning Dad Boss was working from home.
He was definitely acting odd, trying to avoid her. Mom Boss on the other hand was her usual self. It was clear she had no idea of her husband’s willingness to show his penis through social media.
The nanny felt trapped. She didn’t ask to be in this position and now she had to do something.
“I knew I had to start looking for a job soon,” she admits of the situation.
She loved the kids and really did genuinely care about Mom Boss.
She could not keep quiet. It was not fair that these awesome kids and this beautiful woman were being put through this. The more she thought about it, the more the nanny realized that Dad Boss was a total creep.
So the nanny sat down over coffee with Boss Mom and told her what happened.
She was livid but hurt at the same time. “She thanked me for my honesty and apologized for her husband putting me through this,” says the relieved nanny.
The two women realized that the working relationship was over.
Still, Mom Boss found her nanny a new job with a family she knew she would be happy with. It was a bittersweet moment for the two to say the least.
Their marriage is not the same. She told the truth and the consequence was that Mom Boss was not going to accept this type of behavior.
“Sometimes I wonder if I did the right thing. Did I help this woman I care about or did I just ruin her life?” asks the nanny about coming clean. Yet, she admits she would never forgive herself if she hadn’t said anything.