Family Wants To Pay You $96K With 30 Vacation Days To Turn Their Two Sons Into Pro Soccer Players

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To be perfectly honest I haven’t the slightest idea as to what nannies get paid. I’ve always assumed that someone who lives with a family and takes care of a child full-time gets paid under the table but that’s apparently a completely wrong assumption on my part based on this listing below.

If you’re looking to get paid nearly $100K/year with health benefits + 30 days of paid vacation then this could be your dream job. The caveat here is you need to be able to turn this family’s 8 and 10-year-old sons into professional soccer players. So if you played soccer in college then this could be perfect for you.

A family in London posted this listing to the UK’s childcare job board and they’re seeking an ex-coach or player looking to make some bank. The parents are both in their 40s and claim they’ve been ‘working hard’ at their jobs for ‘more than 20 years’ and while they get paid well they don’t love their jobs. Now, they want to give their two sons the chance to play pro soccer and live out their dreams because they’re kids and all they talk about soccer/football.

Here’s the listing in full:

My Requirements:
We’re looking for an ex-coach or player who has some childcare experience to be their nanny, whilst also helping them train. Aside from other childcare duties, we’d like them to train our boys for two hours after school three times during the week, as well as attend their matches with us on Sundays. We’d also like the selected candidate to run a three-week intensive football camp over the course of the six-week summer holidays.

The reason we’re so passionate about this is that when my husband was younger football was something he wanted to pursue, but he was pushed down a more academic route by his parents. This is something we never want to do to our boys. They’re both incredibly talented and easily the best in their teams, even at 8 and 10 years old.

Obviously we know our requirements are unconventional, and a nanny with experience and contacts in professional football is like asking for a unicorn, but we can pay a £75,000 annual salary for the right candidate. With this you’ll also get statutory sick pay, as well as 30 days holiday a year. We’re looking for someone to get started straight away on a six-month probationary contract initially, however if after the six months we’re happy then we’ll look at extending this to a year. We’re really hoping that someone can help us out, we know that the sooner kids start playing football seriously the higher their chances are of making it, so we want to get going asap! (via)

Here’s the thing…This family has £75,000/$96K USD that they’re willing to pay someone to turn their two kids into pro soccer players all because the dad was into soccer but he ‘was pushed down a more academic route by his parents’.

Do they really think this worked out poorly for them when they now have enough expendable income to pay for a live-in full-time soccer coach? Was that really such a bad choice by the grandparents who ended up raising a seemingly rich and successful kid who went on to have a family of his own?

You can find the full listing here if you think you’re qualified but you might want to apply before Brexit happens and it becomes exponentially harder to get work visas in the UK. (h/t Business Insider)

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