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When Rebecca Land Soodak, a NYC mother of four, decided to search for a live-in nanny on craigslist, she wasn’t going to pull any punches. In fact, she was surprisingly honest, posting a 1,000 word ad that started with the line: “My kids are a pain.”
But that was just the beginning of her entertaining request. Some other fun excerpts from the listing include:
"If you cannot multitask, or communicate without being passive aggressive, don't even bother replying."
“If you are fundamentally unhappy with your life, you will be more unhappy if you take this job, so do us all a favor and get some treatment or move to the Rockies, but do not apply for employment with us.”
“I have all sorts of theories on how to stack my dishwasher, and if you are judgmental about Ritalin for ADHD, or think such things are caused by too much sugar, again, deal-break city.”
And finally: “I can be a tad difficult to work for. I'm loud, pushy and while I used to think we paid well, I am no longer sure.”
Believe it or not, Soodak, a 40-year-old painter, did find one brave soul to take over childcare duties. Christina Wynn, a 25-year-old University of Virginia graduate, has committed to staying the position for at least a year. We wish her the best!
What do you think of this mom’s ad—too much information or was she right to be so honest? Sound off below!