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To Think This Must Be The Worst Au Pair Job In The World?

(176 Posts)
HoneyStepMummy Tue 18-Jun-13 21:39:16

www.gumtree.com/p/jobs/live-in-au-pair-st-john-wood/1022335782
I mean who wouldn't want to share a couch with someone else's kids, iron, cook, clean, and babysit for 12 hrs a day for $120 a week??? This must be a joke, surely???

StuffezLaYoni Tue 18-Jun-13 21:41:10

I'm pretty sure this thread won't last, but they sound like massive, massive tossers.

You will of course be entitled to eat all that we eat That's nice of them grin

No stranger interaction either. So can they not make eye contact with other humans?

CruCru Tue 18-Jun-13 21:42:43

Do you think anyone with two year's experience will actually respond to that? Good nannies are really hard to find.

GoingUpInTheWorld Tue 18-Jun-13 21:43:48

I think they are taking the piss.

StuffezLaYoni Tue 18-Jun-13 21:44:02

Jesus, just seen the hours - 8 til 8 every week day?? I'm very tempted to email these people!

CruCru Tue 18-Jun-13 21:44:02

I think they need to google the job title for au pairs. Their expectations are massively out of line.

HoneyStepMummy Tue 18-Jun-13 21:44:25

And you must adhere to strict daily guidelines. All of this while they're...erm...in between places.

marriedinwhiteagain Tue 18-Jun-13 21:47:27

RoFl. It's a super nanny job with super crap benefits. Had four au-pairs - still in touch with three. 2007 70 pw, en-suite, lovely room, 7 and 11 - 4 hrs work per day, frankly Putney's nicer than st john's wood (imo).

Shutupanddrive Tue 18-Jun-13 21:48:37

£120/week?? WTAF??
shock

BabyMakesMyEyesGoSleepy Tue 18-Jun-13 21:48:53

I would rather eat a maggotty penis than work for them.

SammySockMonster Tue 18-Jun-13 21:49:35

i'm an au pair.

60 hour weeks?! sharing a bedroom with the kids?! two toddlers and a baby?! all of the cooking?! "BOISTEROUS"??!!!

i think this sounds more like a jail sentence than a job. these parents are out of their minds confused

Rassy Tue 18-Jun-13 21:51:40

I bet when they get no replies they will be genuinely puzzled as to why not! I so had to stop myself sending them a rude email...!

Shutupanddrive Tue 18-Jun-13 21:52:32

I was tempted to reply too

FannyFifer Tue 18-Jun-13 21:53:26

What the actual fuck.
Working 60 hours a week, sleeping on a couch, for 120 quid. shock

Like the no interacting with strangers bit, pure madness!

tethersend Tue 18-Jun-13 21:53:36

No interaction with strangers, apart from fixing them with pleading eyes and silently passing them notes asking for help.

FeckOffCup Tue 18-Jun-13 21:54:11

Hahaha if they are actually serious then good luck finding a mug candidate for that job.

No stranger interaction, ever? Why not do a Michael Jackson and send the poor kids out with blankets over their heads. They sound batshit crazy.

FancyPuffin Tue 18-Jun-13 21:54:47

Holy shit shock

I really want email them and remind them that they are arseholes...

FancyPuffin Tue 18-Jun-13 21:56:01

It's so bad in fact that I'm wondering if its real or some sort of weird spoof hmm

Ragusa Tue 18-Jun-13 21:56:37

Oh I am v tempted to reply too. How utterly unbelievable shock

Callico Tue 18-Jun-13 21:56:38

Hahahahahahaha to BabyMakesMyEyesGoSleepy's comment!!

goodasgold Tue 18-Jun-13 21:57:51

So that's an easy £2 per hour plus a sofa to sleep on.

Sammy I think prison probably has more to offer.

spotscotch Tue 18-Jun-13 21:59:28

boisterous and playful toddler boys who require attention and patience in equal measure

grin

What wankers.

TeamSouthfields Tue 18-Jun-13 22:00:18

I replied!!!!

Please all reply, it may make these horrible people realise they are not employing a person, a real person!!! not a slave for £2 an hour!!!!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 18-Jun-13 22:00:34

Fucking hell.

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