Mary Poppins: Punctuality in every instance of life is appreciated. I know that it may seem a little ridiculous to think that you need to call home if you are going to be late once you are a parent, but guess what? Those rules from high school still apply. Now, I do not mean that you need to call if you are going to be five minutes late. But if you say you will return at 8 PM and you do not show up until 11 PM, a phone call would really be appreciated.
I honestly am at a loss about how this small responsibility slips so many minds. Even though you are a full-fledged adult, everyone worries. Your children constantly ask where you are, and I have to make up excuses for you. I have no idea where you are, and after two hours have passed, I begin to imagine the worst possible outcome. It really is just bad manners -- and it's all completely avoidable if you would just PHONE HOME!
Now some of you will think, "Oh, it's just the nanny ... I don't need to call!" Well, you are wrong! I may be your employee, but I still deserve the same respect and treatment as any other human. Again, I cannot stress this enough: You entrust me with the care of your children ... shouldn't you treat me well? Am I not looking after the most important things in your life?
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