Will Keeping Options Open Come Back to Bite this Nanny?
First a bit of background: I'm a college student, and I've been nannying part time during the school year and in my summers. This year, I did a semester abroad in London, which I am still finishing up now, and won't be back in the States until June 9. This has made securing a summer position quite tricky. Usually I am home from school in mid-May, which gives me plenty of time to interview and find a position before schools get out in mid-June.
I've been searching and applying online, but most families are put off when they discover I am not immediately available for an interview. I have however managed to get a few nibbles and set up a few interviews for when I get back. Well one of those nibbles has turned into a huge bite. After talking to my references, one of the families has offered me a position. I have not spoken to or Skyped with this family, just a handful of messages on Care.com. On the one hand, I'm tempted to accept, because it's been so difficult finding a position this summer. On the other hand, not having interacted with them at all makes me very nervous. Is it completely horrible to accept, but secretly keep my options open?
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