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We recently read about a nanny in New York City who makes $185,000 a year, not including her Christmas bonus or $3,000-a-month apartment.Of course, not many families can afford to pay such a price for help. But according to L. Wood, a nanny who wrote about her personal experience for Slate yesterday, a lot of nannies would actually prefer to work for a wealthy family.
The reason, however, is not the money.
Wealthy mums know how to manage their help because they have experience hiring, managing, and firing people in their homes. They pay a nanny agency to screen and vet potential nannies. They don’t rely on, say, their “gut” reaction upon meeting someone for a brief and often awkward interview.
Working mums, on the other hand, try to befriend their nannies and tend to worry much more, Woods writes.
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