San Francisco nanny job ad goes viral for $100k salary and ten weeks of paid travel


An advert for a nanny with an annual salary of $100,000 (£72,000) has gone viral on social media for its job description and pay packet.

A private staffing firm recently posted the role to Indeed for a family based in San Francisco — but with travel for “approximately ten weeks per year” at a number of residences.

As first reported by The Bold Italic on Monday, the nanny role went viral for the $100,000 annual salary and a list of requirements for potential applicants, including a bachelor’s degree.

The applicants also required at least three years of experience and for the nanny to be “’professional, experienced and educated”.

The nanny, who forms part of a team of three nannies for the unnamed family, would be caring for a toddler and baby across seven days of the week.

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“Don’t get us wrong, people who watch and teach children for a living deserve that much money (hello, teachers),” the Bold Italic wrote, “but the fact that they are spending upwards of $300,000 (£219,000) on private childcare blew our minds.”

Although the pay for the nanny role is substantial, applicants would also be asked to assist with homework and prepare “fresh and healthy meals,” as well as washing dishes, among other tasks.

A confidentiality agreement is also asked for, and the post has ceased taking applications on Indeed.

“We know caregivers are often underpaid, undervalued and underinsured. But even by San Francisco standards, a nanny care team to watch two kids is a bit over the top,” wrote one social media user of the advert.

It is not the first time a nanny role has attracted online attention for its job description or pay, following an advert for a Silicon Valley-based family last year.

The advert went viral on social media for asking for a bachelor’s degree and a willingness to “to learn about using alternatives to milk and butter,” as SFist reported.

Applicants, who were offered a wage of roughly $40 (£29) an hour, were also required to do “sit-ups, lunges, squats, pushups” with a child aged 10, and plan family vacations on Excel.



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