Babysitting is not a job for everyone but doing it in a haunted house is a job for absolutely no one. A Scottish family is trying their luck to hire a live-in nanny at their haunted gaff offering a tidy pay packet for the candidate.
The house located in the Scottish Borders, is a lovely, historic property with spectacular views and for living in that loveliness and looking after a five and seven-year-old you will earn £50,000 per year.
You probably think, how bad could it be? but five people quit the job because of “supernatural incidents,” reported the Telegraph.
“We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years,” the mother of the family wrote in an advert on Childcare.co.uk.
“We were told it was “haunted” when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless.
“Five 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.”
It is actually admirable that they told candidates that five people have quit the job but then again not everyone believes in the “supernatural” so they will surely get a few applicants.
Richard Conway, CEO of Childcare.co.uk commented also on the situation by saying that it was definitely the most interesting advertisement they had on the site.
“When we saw the advert we were stunned. Some of the guys at HQ were sceptical but after talking to the family and their previous employees we realised it was a genuine position,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“We have hundreds of thousands of providers on the site and we’re hoping that one of them will be able to help them.
“We’ve had some weird and wonderful families find childcare providers through the site, however I think this is probably the most interesting story we’ve heard.
“The family has assured us that no harm has come to anyone living in the house, however the nanny will have to have a strong disposition,” he added.
Would any of you guys give it a go?