Wednesday, 23 November 2011

rich not like us

I idly signed up for a rich people's tutor agency, and they regularly send through jobs like this. I wouldn't go for it but it gives you an insight into a very different world.

Live in nanny/tutor/study buddy for a lovely family in Moscow, starting as soon as possible:

Looking after 6 year old boy, teaching him English and offering intellectual stimulation
Family looking for bright tutor, preferably Oxbridge educated
Excellent perks offered such as travelling (in very smart style) with the family, separate apartment in Moscow for the tutor
Generous salary up to 40k per year
Work not too taxing, mainly involves playing with the boy and doing some basic English work

Full time tutor for a family living between London, Cyprus, Switzerland and their yacht in the Mediterranean

Their twins are 11 years old and need a tutor to start as soon as possible
Salary is £40-50k per year
The children have two nannies, so no nannying duties are required
Qualified teacher preferred

Two nannies... mainly involves playing with the boy...

Why do they even bother having kids?


  1. I bet shagging the oligarch is included.

  2. You mean, I could end up the next Ivana Trump? Hmm...

  3. "a family living between London, Cyprus, Switzerland and their yacht in the Mediterranean". I bet the dad's the one who lives on the yacht.

  4. Yeah, no one wants to be stuck on a yacht with twin 11 year olds.

    I'm almost tempted to apply for this job, just to check them out.

  5. Been thinking about this. On the one hand, my son can be a massive pain in the arse and the idea of offloading him onto a nanny for some of the time sounds very appealing. But then I think about how excited he is to see me when I get home from work every night, and realise that I'd have to have a heart made of black sludgy ice to not spend time with him.

    Basically, I'm counting the days until he's a teenager and doesn't actually want to spend time with me - that's a win/win.

  6. I know, I know. I sometimes wish I had a nanny at work too.

    Here's the thing though; I think you love kids because of the boring, tedious spending time with them, and looking after them, and not the other way around. In my experience, you get to love them by doing stuff for them. What you get out is what you put in.

    People who don't have a relationship with kids, will never build a relationship with them, so to them they'll only ever be an annoying, immature, attention seeking, noisy pain in the arse. Which they are, but so much more.