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

FUN: ★★★☆☆

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.

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 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
  • Cooking

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 25

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Money
  • Free snacks 

TOP TIPS: 

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.

Jiyoung Jeong