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IMHO some people have gone completley batty

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RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 10:25

IMHO some people have gone batty

Some of the mad ideas I have read on here in last couple of days

Bonkerz the lot of them


How they treat their nannies or au pairs





They work long hours for not much pay.



There are some very fair parents who are working hard AND treat their au pair with

RESPECT

KINDNESS



But others

who spend all their time finding something to moan about.........



Why can they not treat them the same way they would like their DD to be treated if she wanted to become an au pair?

Would they want their DD to work in same circumstances?


LOOKING AFTER CHILDREN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD



THEY ARE OUR FUTURE


It is also the best job in the world and the most fun,

seeing their faces when they have completed a jigsaw puzzle

learnt how to build a tower with 3 bricks


Please remember to treat others as you would like to be treated






.......

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Twiglett · 21/04/2005 10:27

They are the world

They are the future


la la la laaa

la la la la laaaa

Twiglett · 21/04/2005 10:27

I will hate you forever for putting that crap song in my head - ya big marsupial

RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 10:28

pmsl

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JoolsToo · 21/04/2005 10:30

haven't seen the threads but I like the rest of your post

Peace man!

hunkermunker · 21/04/2005 10:30

They're deffo brill, RTKM.

But nannies who won't unload the dishwasher - well

Ameriscot2005 · 21/04/2005 10:33

It's not bonkers, it's real life.

How do you know what these poor nannies are paid? Why do you make so many assumptions about what goes on in other people's houses? What makes you so superior?

Nannies and au pairs are free to leave their job if they are not happy with the pay and conditions. They are not prisoners or slaves.

Bottom line is that you need very little in the way of educational qualifications to become a nanny. That's why the pay isn't at CEO levels.

And remember, you wouldn't be able to have a job as a nanny unless you were earning significantly less than your employer. That's a hard fact regardless of whether you feel it is the most important job in the world or not.

A child's life is priceless, so no amount of money is going to be "right". If childcare is your vocation, why the fixation with money?

Bozza · 21/04/2005 10:51

Kanga I do not get why you spread your posts out so much with only a few words one each line, and loads of blanck lines, and rows of full stops. It makes them quite hard to read on a small monitor.

Ameriscot2005 · 21/04/2005 10:52

It's for suspense

Bozza · 21/04/2005 11:00

at blanck

RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 11:01

HunkerMunker and JoolsToo
{DEFFO BRILL HM}

Ameriscot2005

I was a nanny for 6 years {3 in London and 3 in Canada}

I was very well paid AND worked for very good employers.


Money is a marker for how much the au pairs are valued within the family

Members have been on Mumsnet boasting how many hours it is possible to get an au pair to work for the minimum amount of pay

Personally I couldn't care 2 hoots how much au pairs are paid I am not one

BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL SAD WHEN PARENTS SPEND THEIR WHOLE TIME MOANING


It is the best job in the world

and the MOST IMPORTANT

Teaching our children to grow up to be:

kind, friendly and honest good members of the community.


Money does not make the world go round but it helps




Yes it is a vocation for me


CHILDREN are the MOST important people IMHO.






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RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 11:06

Sorry bozza it is just how I type

I find it hard to read it when all close together

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uwila · 21/04/2005 11:16

RTK, there is a bit of irony in this thread don't you think? It seems you have an awful lot of time for moaning on subjects that don't even directly effect you.

Oh, and gee I wonder to whom you are referring???

Sometimes parent come on here looking for genuine advice, and you turn the thread into another mumsnet battle ground on vaguely related topic. What is your point? Did you ever consider that what you are doing is not funny, but rude?

SkiBunnyFlummy · 21/04/2005 11:18

So I should not make my nanny sit in the cupboard when we are at home and trying to be a real family. ooooops

JoolsToo · 21/04/2005 11:21

"It seems you have an awful lot of time for moaning"

Kanga - moan? you're having a laugh! (unless I'm missing something) she's not rude either.

marthamoo · 21/04/2005 11:21

RTKM, you are a braver woman than me...

Ameriscot2005 · 21/04/2005 11:25

I wonder if Kanga could tell me about the pay and conditions of my au pair?

Am I a fair and reasonable employer?

uwila · 21/04/2005 11:27

Yes she is. She is moaning about other people moaning. Seems to discredit her whole message.

I do actually think it's rude when someone comes onto a thread that someone else started and changes the subject just have a go on another (even if vaguely related) topic, hence turning away people who might have otherwise posted some relevant and valuableinput on the original topic of the thread.

RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 11:28

Well if the shoe fits then .........




I am not having a go or naming anybody, just making comments

I don't believe I am being rude either


What comment was being rude?

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RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 11:28

Well if the shoe fits then .........




I am not having a go or naming anybody, just making comments

I don't believe I am being rude either


What comment was being rude?

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RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 11:32

SkiBunnyFlummy is yours called Harry Potter

It is how threads evolve Uwilla

Plenty of threads change subject half way through

JT

MM

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RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 11:35

Ameriscot if you are a fair employer you are like:

There are some very fair parents who are working hard AND treat their au pair with

RESPECT

KINDNESS


Aren't you?

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Sonnet · 21/04/2005 11:37

This thread is a virtual wooden spoon

It has nothing to do with me, but do we need to go there bearing in mind the fur that has been flying on mumsnet this week.

Ameriscot2005 · 21/04/2005 11:37

So it's nothing to do with money and chores, then?

NomDePlume · 21/04/2005 11:38


I would like to say that inserting endless & into a post doesn't always help to 'soften' ones posts.....
snafu · 21/04/2005 11:39

But ndp, smilies are deffo brill...

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