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What's the etiquette for this?

(30 Posts)
NannyMcphee12 Thu 26-Sep-13 17:16:11

Am currently job hunting so lots of interviews for nanny positions

Would you offer drink to the nanny your interviewing?

I've found some do, quite a lot don't

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 27-Sep-13 14:41:26

Always have been offered a drink as callaid says its a good way to measure what they will provide if you work for them

I used to ask for tea but have had the odd interview that is so bad that I wanted out and couldn't drink the hot drink quick enough grin to escape

So always ask for cold now

Would think its rude not to ask tbh

Never had transport paid for me but wouldn't expect it either and as I'm se I just claim it under expenses

whois Fri 27-Sep-13 15:31:55

100% good manners and normal to offer a drink of tea, coffee, water.

All corporate interviews I have had have offered water at least.

It exactly the same, but when interviewing potential housemates in a flat share we would weed out the strange and unfriendly ones often as they would never accept a drink.

Karoleann Fri 27-Sep-13 17:22:09

outraged - no we've had 5 nannies and all have been great. So I've done the interview rounds 5 times at home. Its natural to be nervous when you're meeting someone new - but you can generally tell straight away if someone is going to be right for your family.

I suspect your interviews have been long as you're a good nanny and have been a good fit for the family.

Even at work I've employed maybe 50ish people (for a patient facing roles - so similar to nannying) you just can tell if someone is right.
You have to be judgemental that's how you employ someone. You judge how suitable they are for you and your children. It is a little easier for me as generally I'm here some of the time when my nanny is, so it needs to be someone I like as well as someone the children will get on with and also whose nannying style will suit my parenting one.

Incidentally, I also pay travel costs is someone has come from a long distance.

Callaird Fri 27-Sep-13 17:51:02

I only go to interviews that I'm certain that I want the job, always ask for a telephone interview before committing to a face to face interview. I have been offered travel expenses for every interview I have been to. I have declined some, usually if I am going on to see friends and family afterwards or because I don't have proof of how much it has cost me! I don't like to rip people off!!

I have an interview 'abroad' next week, I am staying for a week! I'm not sure it's fair for them to pay for me to have a holiday that includes a two hour interview with them! I have explained this to them and after a little gentle disagreement, agreed on half each. They thought they should pay more, I disagreed!!

YouHaveAGoodPoint Sun 29-Sep-13 10:49:47

I offer anyone that comes into my house a drink. It's polite and friendly.
Mrs Doyle from Father Ted is my role model

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