One Family Is Hiring A Nanny At A Staggering Salary, But There’s One Major Catch…


Are you looking for a high-paying job with great incentives and benefits like paid vacations and holidays all year round? This might be the perfect one for you, as long as you don’t get easily spooked.

The ad at Childcare UK sounds like a sweet deal. There’s a job opening in Scotland for a nanny for two children, who are in school. Housing will be provided, and you even get your own kitchen and four weeks of vacation every year. But it pays £50,000 ($64,000) a year, so you know there must be a catch.

Yes, there is, and it explains why the family has gone through so many nannies already -the house is haunted. 

Here’s what the mother wrote in a post: 

“We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years. We were told it was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless. 5 nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving. 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.”

For whatever reason, the mother also claimed that evil spirits only seem to show up when she and her husband are out of town. They’ve never seen black ooze dripping from the walls or spotted a poltergeist in the bathroom mirror or anything, but from the sound of the ad, they seem to be taking the whole haunted house thing pretty seriously.

“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 listing reads.

For what it pays, the job’s pretty cushy. All the prospective nanny has to do is make breakfast, wake the kids (five and seven), take them to school, pick them up, help out with their homework, and put them to bed. And then, ostensibly, investigate any garbled screams coming from the attic or whatever.

It’s a bummer that the Scots have to deal with a bunch of ghouls dicking around in their house, but at least they don’t have a creepy watcher sending them threatening letters. And even if the family can’t manage to find a nanny, their kids will probably turn out fine growing up in the company of ghosts anyway.

You might want to contact some of those previous nannies before you consider the position. The right person for this job is out there somewhere.

Sources: OpposingViews, Telegraph