Sometimes the stupidity of the world still amazes me

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by muttmeister, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I've been applying to nanny agencies to get registered to be a nanny. I just got an email from one of them. Apparently, even though I have a Master's Degree in education and nearly 35 years of teaching experience, because I have not had a child care position within the last 8 years, I am not qualified (I have been caring for my elderly mother during that time). Really?
  2. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    Common sense is replaced by a "cover my own rear legally" attitude. Could you advertise without an agency? With those qualifications anyone would be ecstatic to have you as a nanny.
  3. helpangel

    helpangel Active Member

    sounds more like age discrimination then stupidity to me, what only hot 22yo's can be nannies?

  4. Confused

    Confused Guest


    So sorry to hear that, you do sound qualified! Don't give up! Continue to look around, its their loss! I agree with you about some of the people in the world, its something else and sad.
  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    If only you lived in NJ...there are wars over trying to find a qualified person to take care of their children in certain areas. You'd be a major commodity here!
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yes, go into law firms and doctor offices with a business will be scooped jp quickly!
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thats a really good idea busy. Also Mutt if you would be interested in being a tutor instead, I know our schools are handing out names to parents. Supposedly we have some program here that is run through Sylvan or another one of those type places and they help students either at the school or in their homes. Maybe you could contact Sylvan.

    Or I just thought about this if you want to be a nanny or caretaker....maybe make a smallish resume that could be put on an index card sized card and hand them out to doctor's offices, nursing homes, day care centers...or if this town has its own website or facebook page, advertise there.
  8. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Mutt, I think the others have some great ideas.

    FWIW, when we were looking for in-home help with the Monster-Tot twins, the people sent by the nanny agencies were HORRIBLE. Lots of credentials, no idea how to handle children.
    You might have better luck as an independent, with no agency affiliation.