Nanny’s, Good Nanny’s are NOT a dime a dozen. Have you ever thought about the life of a Nanny? How much they are Paid Today and I believe it but it hard to comprehend. This is what we have done in our Society today! Do you remember approx 20 -25 years ago Mom’s and Dad’s were starting to change places. The Mom’s would go out in the work force and bring home the paycheck while Dad’s stayed home watching the kids and Monitored the status of the kids and the home. They became the homemaker while the kids mother would be the one to bring home the “Bacon”. How much do you feel that a good Mom is worth? Is not a Nanny a Mother? Yes in a matter of speaking she is! How do you value your children’s life? Now folks have elected to have the children, have the huge house, have to work 3 jobs to be able to afford these things. What happens to their children? Day Cares or Nanny’s? If you had the money, the live-able space what would you choose? I think it would be a no-brainer…Don’t you?
The Following Article By:
Adam Davidson Which is on New York Times Website He is the co-founder of NPR’s “Planet Money,” a podcast, blog and radio series heard on “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “This American Life.”
It took Zenaide Muneton 20 seconds to convince me that she was the perfect nanny. Short and dark-haired, she has a goofy, beaming smile and knows how to make everything fun for a little kid. Time to brush your teeth? She shakes her hands and does a pantomimed teeth-brushing dance. Bath time? She pumps her arms up and down in a going-to-the-tub march. After I told her I’d love to hire her, she smiled and thanked me.
Then we both laughed, because there is no way I could possibly afford her. As one of New York City’s elite nannies, Muneton commanded around $180,000 a year — plus a Christmas bonus and a $3,000-a-month apartment on Central Park West. I should be her nanny.
I began researching this bizarre microeconomy shortly after my wife and I started looking for someone to watch our son for a few hours a week. We met with several candidates, all of whom had good references and seemed fine with him. Still, we weren’t sure how to judge them. Should we hire the one who seemed to be the most fun? The most experienced? A native English speaker or someone who could speak a foreign language to him? Someone with a college degree? A master’s?
We had no idea. But I began to wonder if price conveyed any important information about the nanny market. All the candidates we spoke with charged about $15 to $18 per hour, which, though standard in our Brooklyn neighborhood, seemed like a bargain when I learned that some nannies charge considerably more than double that rate. Would my son suffer with a midmarket nanny?
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