I think we've all seen enough requests/"shout outs" from parents who want everything a parent would/should do, all from that ONE person whom they seem to refer to as a "nanny," and all for 10.00 or 12.00 an hour: Full-time housekeeper, cook, laundress, chauffeur, errand runner, dog walker, pooper scooper, bed maker and linen changer, closet organizer, refrigerator cleaner and, ooops, almost forgot-- child care duties, i.e. teacher, playmate, toy washer and cleaner-upper, snack-maker, bath-giver, diaper changer, play-date hostess, etc etc etc.
And, while the above type of "job description" seems to be popping up all over the place, there are other requests that baffle the mind, just the same. For example, look at this one posted recently on one of the usual places; I am posting it just as it was printed:
$10.00 per hour
4 children (Preschool, Elementary)
I am a mother of 4 kids it can be hectic i need someone who is patient,very responsible, ten years of experience and over, caring and understanding , i want reassurance that my kids are in good and safe hands because i am a crazy mother and i will react in a very hostile way!!!!!
Want to apply to this job?
And then, there is this other one that was also posted on one of those usual places:
Luna Just turned one. All I need is someone to tend to her basic needs. She will Entertain Herself and Put herself to sleep.
The first one is scary; the second one is just, well, sad.