Family seeking nanny for around-the-world trip gets 19,000 applicants
A Utah couple posted a video on Facebook seeking a nanny for their once-in-a-lifetime around the world trip have been swamped by a whopping 19,000 applications. (Facebook photo)
A couple’s advertisement for a nanny for their once-in-a-lifetime around the world trip have been swamped by a whopping 19,000 applications.
M’Kenzie and Derek Tillotson, of Utah plan on taking their three young children on the epic journey and need a nanny.
So they posted a Facebook video hoping a few dozen people might apply but ended up being swamped.
“We’re looking for somebody who’s going to love our children as much as we do, even when they’re acting like this,” M’Kenzie says in the Facebook video as two of their kids fool around. “You’ll be an honorary member of the family and will be treated with respect and be able to voice your opinion.”
The travelling twosome are selling their home and plan to take off in July with the first stop being New York City. Next stop is Iceland and Europe. They’ll take a Christmas break at home, before jetting off to Hawaii, New Zealand and Asia.
The travel nanny will help manage the kids, including their homeschooling for the journey.
The successful applicant will also earn US$1,200 - $1,500 per month and get time to themselves.
But at least one Facebook poster wasn’t biting.
“$1200-1500 a month? For cooking, cleaning, and homeschooling their children? Psh. That’s not a good deal. I realize you get to travel the world but that is not good pay for all they are asking you to do,” one user wrote.
The family claims they’re “not looking for a Cinderella!”
Applications have now been closed.