Doggone it, we picked the wrong career path.
A billionaire family in the U.K. has garnered attention for their full-time, live-in nanny job posting. But this isn’t your average nanny job — it’s for a dog nanny, and comes with a salary of $127,227 a year. Get paid six figures to play with pooches all day? Sign us up.
"Our returning client is seeking an exceptional and highly experienced Dog Nanny to provide top-tier care for their two beloved dogs,” the LinkedIn ad reads. “They are truly looking for someone at the top of their field who can ensure the overall well-being, happiness, and safety of their dogs.”
The ad goes on to explain that the nanny would be required to oversee all of the dogs’ medication and transportation to appointments, as well as develop an exercise regimen utilizing “positive reinforcement techniques to maintain and enhance their training.”
If this sounds like your dream job, additional details may give you “paws.”
@_mandichristine A day in the life of a dog nanny. Had to document Eros’ cute little excited A-Roos 😊 #GetCrackin #fyp #hollywood #yorkiesoftiktok #dognanny #work ♬ original sound - Mandi Christine
The posting adds that any person who wants to apply should be ready to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Additionally, the applicant must be able to handle sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality.
“This is the first role we’ve offered of its kind,” George Dunn, the recruiter for the position, said in an interview. “The salary connected to it is pretty unheard of … Even as a vet, you’d be struggling to earn that amount of money.”
People on LinkedIn definitely had thoughts about the job listing, with most people begging to be hired.
"£100,000 to look after dogs ... I’m in the wrong industry," remarks a person whose career is listed as private chef.
But if you’re looking to apply, you’re already too late. The ad is no longer live, as hundreds of applications have already been sent in.
“With these jobs, the clients are looking for someone yesterday, and we’ve already had between 300 and 400 applications,” Dunn said. “Everyone’s suddenly a dog nanny.”
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