Monday, February 09, 2015
Nanny updates - would you work for only 3 weeks?
So we've been nanny-less for a week and a day now. The short story is Nanny F won't be back due to personal emergency situation.
I was supposed to interview 3 ladies on Saturday, one of which was supposed to clean the house for me too.
That one flat-out said she didn't want to (!) and when I told her she could come back later (proper interview time) for an interview for the nanny position, she didn't pitch. Not surprised as she did not look impressed when I said the job was only for 3 weeks since she is looking for a permanent position.
Second lady pitched 50 minutes late, was all hot and bothered from the heat (it is VERRRRY hot these days - 30 degrees and upwards) so I gave her some juice and showed her to the study for the interview.
In the icebreaker/ warm-up chat, I mentioned that the job was for 3 weeks and she said, "it's ok."
I asked what was ok and she said she'd rather not work for just 3 weeks!
Now I don't know about you but if I were in one of their situations, I'd want three weeks of work rather than nothing.
We have very high unemployment in SA so for me to have not one, but two people refusing to even be considered for a job is remarkable and mind-blowing.
However, when I mentioned this at work, my one colleague said she'd do the same.
Maybe it's a J and P thing?
I would much rather have a job for 3 weeks than hold out for a possibility of a job. Nanny F's CV was on the website for two months that I know of; it could have been longer.
It's not like they wouldn't be able to go for interviews and such. There are Saturdays after all...
How about you? Would you take a job for 3 weeks or hold out for a permanent position?
In other news, registration for Let's Do This closes on Friday