An enticing $60,000 job opportunity awaits a fearless nanny willing to reside in a beautiful, historic Scottish estate – with the added challenge of sharing their living space with resident ghosts.
A Scottish family has put forth a tempting offer: a generous $60,000 annual salary for a full-time, live-in nanny to care for their two children. However, the successful applicant must be willing to share their living quarters with some otherworldly inhabitants – ghosts.
The couple, seeking assistance in caring for their 5- and 7-year-old children, recently posted the job advertisement on Childcare.co.uk. They reside in a beautiful, historic estate situated in an isolated area, boasting breathtaking scenery. The ideal candidate would be responsible for standard nanny duties, including preparing meals, assisting with school routines, and aiding in homework and bedtime activities.
Given the parents’ frequent work-related travels, the chosen nanny would be entrusted with the sole care of the children for up to four nights each week. In return for their commitment, the family offers a $63,000 salary, 28 days of vacation, and a cozy living space complete with an en-suite bathroom and private kitchen.
However, a surprising revelation lies within the job listing: the family’s decade-long residence is allegedly haunted. Despite being informed of the spectral presence prior to purchasing the home, the couple chose to keep an open mind and move forward with their decision.
Finding a nanny courageous enough to endure supernatural occurrences has proven to be a challenge. Over the past year, five nannies have prematurely terminated their employment due to eerie experiences, such as unexplained noises, shattered glass, and shifting furniture. Although the couple has yet to personally witness any paranormal events, they acknowledge the importance of transparency in their search for the perfect candidate.
The unique job posting has garnered immense attention, with the family receiving over 2,000 responses, ranging from supportive messages to eager applications. Childcare.co.uk CEO, Richard Conway, spoke with The Telegraph, dubbing the family’s predicament “the most interesting story we’ve heard.”
Conway expressed initial skepticism but, after speaking with the family and previous employees, recognized the legitimacy of the haunted house situation. He reassured potential applicants that the family has confirmed no harm has ever befallen any of the home’s occupants. Nonetheless, the successful candidate must possess a resilient character to withstand the supernatural challenges that may arise.