ait, this job requires a degree in child psychology? To be a nanny? And that's not all...
Disclaimer: when I was living in New York in my twenties, I worked as a male nanny (or "Manny," if you will). The job was great, but like any place where you are more or less a servant to children, there were ups and downs. That said, the situation was mostly ups. For that, I am grateful.
Especially when you compare it to this completely insane story.
A job description for a now-available nanny position is causing heads to turn.
The description is bonkers, the demands are bananas and the requirements are unbelievable. I know this all sounds like hyperbole, but once you get a load of what they are asking, you’ll understand.
The listing sought a full-time, live-in nanny to take care of their youngings.
And while this might sound like the plot to a lovable late 80’s family sitcom, the demands on this diaper-wiper might have even been too much for Tony Danza.
For starters, the position required you, the candidate, to live in four different locations: London, Cape Town, Barbados and Atlanta! One of these things is not like the other!
If offered the position the nanny would travel with the children internationally up to three times a week!
Let's repeat that: you'd be asked to fly INTERNATIONALLY three times a week with the children.
Goodness gracious, kill me now.
But it doesn't stop there! Are you good at fighting? You'll need to be. Candidates for this job need to be trained in self-defense.
If you aren’t currently trained in self-defense, they will pay to get you up to speed. THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE!
Gosh, how many people are their kids ticking off on a day-to-day basis that they need to be prepared to defend them at any time?!?
And while this all seems a little over-the-top, we haven’t even gotten close to the craziest part, yet…