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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Toledo, OH

What I liked

I loved the diversity and flexible schedule along with the fun events.

What I wish was different

Unpredictable schedule- always on call

Advice

You need to have patients and be kind. Always have fun and enjoy what you are doing- try to form true relationships.
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Baby Sitter

June - August 2019 • Erlanger, KY

What I liked

It was a good way to make money.

What I wish was different

My hours ended up being crazy early. It was hard fir me to stay awake some days

Advice

If you’re looking for a job, find one that best fits you. You’ll enjoy the experience more and you’ll make sone cash too.
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Nannying

June 2019 • Wayne, PA

What I liked

I like(d) how personal the job is, that I could connect with a family and their infant. Also, the job is 3 days a week which was great.

What I wish was different

Not 12 hours days...

Advice

Have positive and strong energy- it's the one way you will survive the busy days.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Olney, MD

What I liked

Variety of the position - every day is different with children. One can learn a lot by being around children and they have a spark for life.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Manual Labor

June - August 2019 • Charleston, SC

What I liked

Good Hours, Decent Pay

What I wish was different

The weather could exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and it was very intense work. I wish the job needed to be done in colder weather

Advice

The more effort you put in earlier, the less work you'll have later.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • St. Michael, MN

What I liked

The steady hours, working with kids, and the experience of being alone with kids to teach.

What I wish was different

I wish I was aloud to teach my nanny kids more school things.

Advice

Be patient. Communicate with the kids and the parents.
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Babysitter

May - August 2019 • Catawissa, PA

What I liked

I loved being able to work with kids all day because I want to be an elementary gym teacher!

What I wish was different

I do wish that I had more children to babysit.

Advice

I think that this is a great job, especially for anyone who wants to work with younger children one day, but I do not think that it is a high paying job.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I love working with kids, and having the opportunity to connect with a family.

What I wish was different

I really loved my time there, and wouldn't change anything.

Advice

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Private Caregiver

June - October 2019 • Klamath Falls, OR

What I liked

I appreciate the opportunity I had to care for an amazing woman who has now passed away, Laura Lee. She was a bright human that shared her life stories with me. Laura's presence had an immense impact on my professional and personal life. I am grateful to have shared such rich moments/experiences with her on her last days of life.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Open your heart, be good to others and give thanks everyday.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Glastonbury, CT

What I liked

Hanging out with children

What I wish was different

The proximity to my house

Advice

Make work fun!
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Mother’s Helper

May - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to be paid to have fun. I enjoyed going to museums, parks, swimming lessons, pool dates, birthday parties, and various activities with the kids.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been paid more for what I did. I was paid $70 a day which broke down to being $7.77 an hour. I think my time is worth more than that and I should have gotten a higher paying job.

Advice

I would make sure that you value your time. If you believe your time is worth $10 an hour for a summer job or an entry level job, make sure you only accept a job that is $10 or more an hour. Don’t cut yourself short.
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Nanny

April - August 2019 • Rockton, IL

What I liked

I liked the ability to create a relationship with a family and earning enough trust to take care of their child!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer - I moved out of state so I had to resign.

Advice

You never know where a job can take you. You can make connections, network, and find great opportunities just by communicating with people you work with.
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Baby Sitter

April - August 2019 • Byron Center, MI

What I liked

Set schedule, the opportunity for freedom while working, paid well.

What I wish was different

It was a far commute

Advice

Being a full-time babysitter is more exhausting than you would think.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Chesterfield, MO

What I liked

I love this job because the kids are great, and I have watched the grow up for three years now. Also, I plan to be a teacher someday, so nannying gave me experience with working with kids.

What I wish was different

I worked a 45-50 hour work week, with 4 kids each day. It was a tiring job. I wish my days could have been shorter by not having an hour-long commute there and back.

Advice

The kids are not your best friends. There are times when you will have to enforce the rules and they won't like it. With that being said, you can learn so much from each child - it all just depends on your attitude. Go into it optimistic and the kids will start to feel like family.
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Manuel Labor

June 2019 • Mesquite, TX

What I liked

Being outside. Setting my own hours.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don't build a level fence.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Riverton, UT

What I liked

I loved the flexibility of being able to take time off when I wanted, and being able to do whatever I wanted or the kids wanted to do.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours were more consistent so that the pay was consistent as well.

Advice

Any nanny job should have a contract of minimum hours your get paid per week regardless if you work them or not so you don't get the short end of the stick.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Maple Grove, MN

What I liked

I loved the relationship I was able to make with the children and working so close with a family.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Babysitter

June - August 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Smart and nice kids, parents were understanding and kind

What I wish was different

I would have liked more hours

Advice

N/A
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Landscaping Worker

July - September 2019 • Saint Charles, ID

What I liked

As long as I got the work done I got to choose my hours

What I wish was different

Advice

Be willing to ask those in your network about jobs
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Nanny/Babysitter

May - August 2019 • Virginia Beach, VA

What I liked

Working with kids, making friendships with them and the flexibility of the job

What I wish was different

Wish I could have done it for more days of the week

Advice

Patience!! And get out of your comfort zone
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