Quit my dead end job to nanny?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1107 posts
Bumble bee

Does your husband not have the ability to cover you with his medical benefits? Sometimes, if you are in your twenties, your parents can even cover you. I have nannied – it is a lovely alternative to a tradiaitonal job. 🙂

Post # 4
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4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

Yes! I love kids so nannying would be an awesome job for me. Honestly, even if the money was identical, I’d quit just about any job to nanny as long as the family was good. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Kimber_bee:  As a former nanny, nanny-ing is the single most incredible job ever! Especially if it’s for younger kids. I would definitely do it!

Post # 7
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Kimber_bee:  I would think they would want you there in the afternoon to take care of the kids after school and before the parents get home. If that’s the case, they might really need you there in the evening.

Post # 9
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2720 posts
Sugar bee

@Kimber_bee:  No, I don’t think the family would go with the schedule you want. If I told yoy those hours then I would want you to work those hours. I would move on to the next nanny in that case. You can always ask and see though. 

Post # 10
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you are in the process of buying a home, you need to WAIT. You need 3+ years of working in the same field to be eligible for a mortgage. You will have to start back at ground zero if you jump ship now.

Also, isn’t nannying also a dead end job? No real room for advancement there, and benefits are hard to come by. Even if you get health benefits, I doubt it would be much more than a high deductible plan.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I am a part time nanny and for the most part I really love it. But, you don’t get sick time or paid holidays, and it’s tough to take any days off since it’s not like another employee can do your job. Also, it is dead end. The kids will grow up, and you’ll need a new job. I took this job because I was making minimum wage in my field and not enjoying it, and I knew I needed something with reliable part time hours as I tried to go back to school. However, I’m not looking to be a career nanny. It’s just paying the bills while I go to school. That said, it does pay the bills, and I genuinely enjoy my job.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Also, be prepared for Opinions. My future inlaws see what I do as not worthy of my level of education and not a real job. 

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