Nanny exposes ‘bonkers list of responsibilities’ she was handed at job interview
A woman has shared the “bonkers list of requirements” she was handed at a job interview to be a nanny that saw her run a mile from the employment opportunity.
Hollis Jane Andrews, who now works as an actor, says she was considered for the role with a family in 2013 and shared the two sheets of requirements set out on yellow paper she would have been expected to follow.
The intense routine demanded the children were never unhappy or bored, before she would have to ‘magically transform’ into a cleaning machine while they napped and complete a 14 step bullet point list of jobs before they woke up.
Hollis shared images of the job description on Twitter, which quickly went viral, as she wrote: “In 2013, I interviewed with an (unbeknownst to me at the time) Scientologist family to be their nanny. They gave this absolutely BONKERS list of responsibilities and now I give it to all of you.”
The requirements for the ‘magical nanny/housekeeper’ job states the successful candidate must keep the boys ‘well fed and well slept’ as well as keeping the home in order to ‘provide sanity for parents’.
It starts off as you would expect, asking for their children to be treated with ‘love, care and understanding’, before going on to say the parents didn’t want to hear ‘crying or headbutting’ while they worked, and the boys should be kept quiet if they hurt themselves and taken out of the house if they are noisy.
The daily schedule includes taking the kids for a run with the instruction ‘don’t stop them running ever’ and ‘throw rocks’, before asking they take the children to feed horses in a nearby field.
After the run, it then says: ‘Take them to a park and play WITH them, make sure you act like a kid with them, never serious, keep them in games, if they are not laughing, they are not happy.
‘If they are crying and yelling they are not happy and as a nanny you need to get them back happy again’.
Next up is teaching them to swim, before making lunch and putting them down to nap, at which point the role switches from nanny to housekeeper, with chores to complete throughout the home and a final requirement stating that if all of the jobs are done, look around and find more.
It finishes: ‘If you can master all of this then we have a happy house.
‘NO PHONES OF YOUR OWN AT ALL DURING WORK HOURS. YOU NEED TO BE FIT FOR THESE BOYS!’
Hollis answered a question to say the job paid just over £9 an hour, before clarifying: “In case it wasn’t clear, I did NOT take the job the minute I saw the word ‘dianetics” – a term linked to Scientology.
The tweet racked up more than 26,000 likes as one person replied to say: “I can’t pick what part of this I’m angriest at.”
And plenty of others pointed out that perhaps the most shocking part of it all was that the nanny was expected to feed the children ‘steak with ketchup’.