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shadowing for interview - paying two nannies?
goldenoldie · 25/04/2007 20:30
Lovely nanny is expecting her own baby so the hunt for new lovely nanny has begun. Two possible candidates identified.
As part of the interview process, one has suggested spending a day with current nanny and a day with me to get a good feel for the job/kids. I have suggested same to the other candidate (on different days obviously).
Neither have mention payment. As this is part of the interview process am I expected to pay possible candidates? - given that they won't be nannying, but observing/asking questions/understanding kids routines.
I know it is a whole two days of their time, but they won't be working, i.e. taking responsibility for the kids, and I would feel a bit hacked off paying double salaries for someone to watch current nanny and have a good old chin-wag.
Is there a reasonable compromise? Or should I just assume that as it is part of the interview they won't be paid for it?
Earlybird · 25/04/2007 20:44
Two days getting to know you/the dc sounds an awfully long time. Think I'd start by shortening it to a day, or even a half day. Not sure about payment (others may know better), but think you should offer to pay travel expenses and of course, expect to feed her during the day.
Chocolateface · 25/04/2007 20:52
The nannys won't expect to be paid as it's part of the interview, but I agree with Earlybird, two days is a ong time. Offer the candidates some time with the nanny, without you around, but I wouldn't suggest a whole days. A morning or afternoon with you should be long enough, I would have thought. Definately pay their travel expenses.
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