U.S. News and World Report has described “nanny” as a “hot Job Track,” where demand really outstrips supply, especially in major metropolitan areas. It is also an appealing job because it can offer such beneﬁts as good pay, an opportunity to travel, paid vacations, use of a car, and health insurance. Read the following advertisements from the classiﬁed sections of
newspapers and online employment websites, and note the range of positions open for employment as a nanny: NANNY— Loving, exp’d, responsible. M– F. 3 young children. No housework. Health insurance. 30-hour week. 317-555-9872.
Nanny— Part time. Needed for daughters ages 12 and 14. Evenings and weekends. Own transportation and references req’d. Leave message. 212-555-0986.
Nanny— Needed for professional couple. Care for newborn. Transport 2 year old to and from preschool. Must be able to work 10-hour days (M– F). 612-555-4000.
Nanny— Needed M– F 6 A.M.–4 P.M. for quiet 5-year-old girl. Experience and references required. 703-555-2163 after 6 P.M.
Nanny— Must be willing to travel abroad. Twin 5-year-old boys. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanny— Two kids. Girl 4, boy 20 months. Four 10-hour days. Competitive pay. Generous beneﬁts. Must drive. email@example.com.
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