We have a new mom who works as a consultant to our team. She’s very good at her job and very responsive. Over the summer I talked to her about her availability, which was limited because of her first child being born this spring, and we agreed that I‘d pay her a monthly retainer versus hourly so she could afford a nanny. So we’ve been paying her about twice what she was making before, and she’s also been working more, but she often has her baby with her on our calls which is really distracting and getting to be annoying. I asked her what changed and why her nanny wasnt around but she gives various excuses that the nanny is off that day, their apartment is small etc.
I need to give her some feedback and I want to be sensitive given everything that’s going on in the world, but I also know that she expects a year end bonus and I’m frustrated that I feel like she‘s not honoring our agreement to use the monthly income security to hire a full time nanny.
How should I discuss this with her?