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Would you take a live in nanny job without pay but free room and board?

I am a college student considering a live in nanny job for 2 kids where I take them to school and pick them up, cook breakfast lunch and dinner, help with homework, and care for when mom is at work. The job doesn't pay but offers free room etc.

Asked By: - 1/9/2010
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Your getting ripped off IMO... More
Answered By: Ivy's Having Twins! - 1/9/2010
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no way! room and board is a perk, they have to pay you, this is america
Answered By: nessa - 1/9/2010
 
No i would not, looking after children is very hard work, unless i was homeless i wouldn't consider it. Think about it, you'll need pocket money atleast, or else how will you buy clothes or basic things like shampoo?
Answered By: ♥Mummy Sarah♥ Pregnant Miracle#2 - 1/9/2010
 
No I would not. You're caring for someone else's children just so you can have somewhere to live? I dont think so. Have you considered that you may be condoned to their rules?
Answered By: Amanda_gates88 - 1/9/2010
 
You'd totally be getting ripped off. Most live-in nannies I know get free room and board AND they get paid for actually working. Don't take the job.
Answered By: J-Dawn - 1/9/2010
 
sounds risky to me. i wouldn't do it. make sure that if you do take the job that there are clear guidelines about weekends, time off etc. i dunno, kids are really hard work and studying will require a lot of effort also. you could be taken advantage of, be careful..
Answered By: TC - 1/9/2010
 
Live in nannying is actually really really hard work! It should attract a lot higher income than it actually does but since most people who take up the job do not yet have qualifications parents can pay very little. To not be paid at all would probably not be worth the work!!
Answered By: amelia - 1/9/2010
 
hell to the no!
Answered By: Im awesome & that pisses you off - 1/9/2010
 
No I would have to get paid.
Answered By: Due 3/3/10 - 1/9/2010
 
no I would not because then I have to find another job just to pay for my expenses which defeats the purpose of a live in nanny.
Answered By: meliex0 - 1/9/2010
 
I would say no. Taking care of kids is a HUGE job, and they should at least pay you something in addition to giving you a room. You need money to survive and buy clothing and stuff you need. You can't be filling up your life raising someone else's kids and not being paid for it. It's just not a good idea for you. Sure... More
Answered By: Heavenly Advocate - 1/9/2010
 
Will you have enough time to study? I think it depends on your money situation.
Answered By: ce qui sera sera - 1/9/2010
 
UM, NO... u should at least request $ for living expenses. or do they plan to buy all of your food, shampoo, clothing, school supplies, gas, etc....
Answered By: JESSICA - 1/9/2010
 
where are you going to school? I only have one child right now and will pay you as well as give you free room and board! Not sure if I'm too late on this one. I live in Southern New Jersey. Email me if you are interested. Marisa Betancourt marimar301@yahoo.com
Answered By: Marisa B - 1/12/2010
 
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