Getting paid the big bucks to be a live-in nanny sounds like it could be a cushy gig… in the right circumstances. Not having to commute or pay rent sounds pretty sweet, right?
If that sounds like the job for you, then perhaps you should consider applying for the job that one Scottish couple is offering. For a salary of just about $64,000, you could be their live-in nanny. Be sure you read the fine print, though, because this role comes with a pretty hefty catch!
You see, the pay might be great, but there’s something rather sinister about their beautiful home…
A couple living near the Scottish Borders has recently posted a potentially tantalizing job opportunity. For the right candidate, they will pay $64,000 to be their live-in nanny. The job primarily entails looking after the couple’s two children.
The advertisement for the seemingly cushy position was posted on Childcare.co.uk. The listing describes their idyllic home as a “lovely, spacious, historic property with spectacular views.” What more could you ask for in a job? It sure sounds like a great deal, right?
Wrong. While it probably sounds like a dream come true for anyone looking for a decent-paying job, this one comes with a serious catch. “We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years,” the ad begins…
“We were told [our home] was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless,” the ad continues. It then goes on to talk about the past five nannies who’ve worked there prior.
“Five nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass, and furniture moving. This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children.”
In the 10 years they’ve lived there, the couple say they haven’t experienced any supernatural occurrences during that time. They’re extremely aware, though, of just how off-putting this can be to potential job candidates.
“We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house, but we’re happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it’s important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person,” the couple’s ad continued.
If $64,000 isn’t enough of a selling point for potential job seekers, they’re also offering 28 vacation days to the lucky person. There’s no saying if someone will take the job, but they’ve gotten over 2,000 responses since it was first posted, so the chances look hauntingly good!
It’s definitely going to take a special person to take that job. Let’s just hope this home is not really haunted, for their sake.
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