A couple is looking for a live-in nanny to work in their haunted house in Scottish borders.
A job was posted on a website for a live in nanny. The couple has 2 and a 7-year-old children. The couple works away from home several days each week. The nanny will work as a housekeeper and sometimes be alone in the haunted home.
Owners says they knew it was haunted at the time they bought the home. They thought it was a rumor and bought the house anyway. The home has a historic build with a spacious spectacular view. Maybe the great view is why the spirits won't leave!
The family had to put this job on a website, once again, because five nannies have already left the job. Their reason for leaving was the supernatural encounters. These encounters include breaking of glass, weird noises, and furniture moving. Just like the good old haunted movies, right?
Are these stories true? I don't know. But If a ghost wants to scare you, then they certainly will! Why would a ghost break glass and move furniture? Maybe it would be easier for a ghost to stand up in front of you and say "hey, I live here too!"
Owners have shared many details about the house on the job post. They have even included the ghost stories. Owners are prepared to negotiate the salary, which might have to be higher than normal due to the potential ghostly experience that could send nannies running.
My husband and I are both very busy professionals who are often required to work away and there are occasions, up to 4 nights per week, (weekdays only) when we will both be away and you will be at the property alone in sole charge.
You will be provided with your own comfortable room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen.
We are offering a salary of £50,000 gross per annum and 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays) for the right person.
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.
Being a nanny in a haunted house sounds tempting because the money is good, but I don't think anyone would like to stay inside the home alone.
I would take this job if I could handle supernatural rumors, but I might need more than 28 days vacation. I might need time to get my mental health back to normal after I've been scared a million times in the haunted house. A supernatural experience, while all by myself, could ruin my love for isolation forever.
Many people feel differently and owners are receiving ample amount of applications for the job. Call it their love for adventure or love for money, but people are ready for this challenging job as a nanny in a haunted house.
The owners claim to have received more than 2,000 inquiries about the job. Applicants are as open minded as the owners, but how long will they last in the house?
Would I take the job? I really don't know.
It is important to sleep peacefully at night without wondering who is moving furniture in the next room when you're home alone. It's important to wake up for a glass of water without hearing weird noises in the hallway or other rooms. One night in this home and you might keep the lights on whenever you sleep.
Would you take this job as a nanny in a haunted house?
House picture is credits of Pixabay. That is not the actual house, but it is used to give readers a visual image.