The Real Reason Nannies Like Working For Wealthy Mothers


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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.

Writes Wood:

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.

Read the full piece at Slate >

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