My Ethical Dilemma Narrative Essay by scribbler

A description of this writer's ethical dilemma and its outcome.
# 152215 | 838 words | 0 sources | 2013 | US
Published on Jan 14, 2013 in English (Narrative) , Ethics (General)

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This writer describes her experience as a nanny for two children and how she encountered an ethical dilemma concerning the father's heavy drinking. The writer relates that she had a strong bond with the children and felt ethically and morally responsible for them; she wondered if the kids were safe with him, and what her responsibility was for their welfare. The writer relates that she quit the job, but then she re-evaluates this decision and posits that maybe she could have done something to protect the children after all.

The Experience
Ethical Dilemma
The Outcome

From the Paper:

"Before I came to the University of Phoenix, I worked for many years as a nanny. The family that hired me consisted of two professional adults, both of whom had demanding and lucrative jobs. The wife, Suzanne, was a corporate lawyer and she worked incredibly long hours. The husband, Mark, was a college Professor and his hours seemed to be more flexible. There were two children, Amanda and Justin. When I started working for this family, Amanda was still in diapers and Justin was about to begin kindergarten; at the time of the experience I am about to describe, Amanda was 4 and Justin was 7.
"My job was part time but consistent, meaning that I interacted with the family nearly every day during the week and sometimes even on the weekends. Generally, I was responsible for picking up the kids from school / day care in the afternoons and bringing them back to the family home where I played with them and helped around the house for a few hours. Mark was almost always the first one home in the evening and sometimes he even arrived earlier in the afternoon. I respected both Suzanne and Mark, and over the years we came to know each other. "

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