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Sleepyhoglet · 20/06/2013 18:56

I think I may just have found another. Come on Mumsnetters. Lets send some emails to this ridiculous advert. £25 a week pocket money to do childcare for a 4 year old. £25!

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humdumaggapang · 21/06/2013 00:40

Also why is babysitting 2-3 evenings a week? Do they ever see the kids?

dilanddan · 21/06/2013 08:58

Jersey parents must think they're Princess Di and Charles... their eldest son is "William" and youngest son "Harry"... Just saying

Toffee noses!! I really hate the snobbery of those requiring au-pairs, seriously; you might be minted, but if you're going to have children, look after them yourself!! (or use nurseries and play schemes like the rest of us "commoners")

CruCru · 21/06/2013 10:17

Problem is, people don't seem to realise how dangerous it is to leave small children with an unqualified, inexperienced teenager. I would have been really frightened to be left with a small child when I was 18.

WouldBeHarrietVane · 21/06/2013 10:23

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NicknameIncomplete · 21/06/2013 10:35

Did i mention i luvs luxury clothes and have experience in luxury clothes.

Hmm i might apply for that one.Wink

WhereDoAllTheCalculatorsGo · 21/06/2013 11:30

The Jersey one asks for a photo, is that normal? I'm assuming if the applicants are not attractive enough (or fat or disabled) she can save herself the bother of responding.

cory · 21/06/2013 11:52

What we need is something like that agency Lord Peter Whimsey used to run, you know the one where dodgy adverts would get answered by the likes of Miss Climpton and her younger colleagues.

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ZZZenagain · 21/06/2013 11:55

I don't find it unreasonable to ask for a photo. I suppose it helps you get an impression of what the person is like - that in combination with a phone call. If you are interviewing in person anyway or using skype, I agree it doesn't seem very important.

The one with the photo agency which placed so much emphasis on looking good was odd though.

BarbarianMum · 21/06/2013 12:06
InViennaWeWerePoetry · 21/06/2013 14:26

Certainly with FDD the language barrier was as much as a lack of experience with looking after children. It's all very well babysitting on a regular basis, but being left alone with a small child 35+ hours a week in a strange country where neither of you can really communicate with each other properly is another issue altogether.

InViennaWeWerePoetry · 21/06/2013 14:34

This one I really don't get: "The mum returns to work in September from maternity leave, she will be working 3 days per week and the other 2 days she will be around the house a little. The role is entirely sole charge though." Why would you want an au pair to have sole charge of your children the days you're not working? Hmm

fromparistoberlin · 21/06/2013 14:48

i emailed the slave couple twatters

I could say so so so so much more but really restraining !!!!

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saintlyjimjams · 21/06/2013 17:02

Is that photo one an au pair for the dogs? Or children? Or a way of employing someone for a photography business without having to pay them properly?

HoneyStepMummy · 21/06/2013 17:08

I think the creepy one is looking for a live in luvvver/swinger/sex slave or someone to do porn with. I'm sure it doesn't cost that much to hire someone to work in photography. Either that, or it's a creepo who will snatch the lucky candidate's passport and force them to work as a prozzie and live in their cellar Shock

Meringue33 · 21/06/2013 17:22

Agreed, Honey it's some sort of code isn't it :( Ughhh!!!

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