In Scotland there is a familly willing to pay more than $60,000 to a full-time housekeeper. Sounds to good to be ture right? Well there is one condition he or she doesn’t mind living with ghosts.
The family posted an ad for a live-in nanny on Childcare.co.uk witha normal job description: “preparing breakfast, getting the children ready for school, dropping off and picking up from school and assisting after school, including helping with homework and getting them ready for bed.”
Both the mom and dad are required to travel for work regularly, so the prospective nanny would be alone in the house with the children up to four nights per week.
In addition to a $63,000 salary and 28 vacation days, the family is offering qualified individuals a “comfortable room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen.”
But as you read on towards the bottom of the job listing, it is revealed that the family’s house is said to be inhabited by ghosts.
“We were told it was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless,” the mother wrote.
It is then revealed that they have yet to find a nanny brave enough to stick around for more than a few months.
“Five nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving,” the post says.
“This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children. We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house, but we’re happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it’s important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person.”
The ad got an overwhelming number of responses receiving with over 2,000 inquiries.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Childcare.co.uk CEO Richard Conway described the family’s plight as “the most interesting story we’ve heard.”
“When we saw the advert we were stunned,” Conway said. “Some of the guys at HQ were skeptical but after talking to the family and their previous employees we realized it was a genuine position.”
He added: “The family has assured us that no harm has come to anyone living in the house, however the nanny will have to have a strong disposition.”
Sources: Childcare.co.uk, The Telegraph