Nannying in Darien, CT
DONE BY: Green Farms Academy '16 | Scripps College '20
HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: quadjobs.com
I found my nannying job through quad jobs.com which is actually a great site because its a site JUST for college kids to use and find employment or odd tasks like helping someone with filling, paining a room, or helping an old lady with computer stuff
LENGTH: 7 months: July 2017-January 2018
LOCATION: Darien, CT
PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★☆☆
KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:
I took care of two tween girls one of which has a serious attitude problem so I guess my patience was tested and I also had to be responsible by making sure they didn't die and shit.
- 11am-12pm: Take care of psycho puppy who has a serious biting problem and who is nowhere near potty trained
- 2:30pm-7pm: Take care of kids, drive them to activities, make sure they do their homework, make them dinner, take care of puppy
DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE:
- Driving kids around
- Pet care
HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 25
IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES:
- Free snacks
quadjobs is great- I highly recommend it. I chose to nanny because I could make twice as much doing that than any minimum wage job and I had worked retail before and I hated dealing with customers and my feet hurts so talking care of tweens seemed perfect.
BEST WAY TO CONTACT THIS PLACE, IF INTERESTED:
Google quad jobs, put in your zip and apply for nanny positions.
MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY:
Empathy and patience will get you places.