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Desperate for work, college grads become nannies
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 3, 2014 | Samantha Melamed

Posted on 05/04/2014 4:16:13 AM PDT by george76

Parents have more options as overeducated young people turn to baby-sitting.

Ashley Newhall of Philadelphia has a law degree and a master's in agricultural law, and she passed the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These days, she's working with some extremely demanding and exacting clients.

Most of them are less than 3 years old. Newhall's primary income source for the past few years has been baby-sitting.

Parents, said Newhall, are "blown away. They're like, 'Oh my gosh! You're the most overeducated nanny I've ever had.' "

But jobs are scarce, and all that education came with six-figure debt for Newhall, 28. Along with two other jobs, she said, "the nannying is keeping me afloat."

Newhall may consider her stint in the nursery a detour. But for busy parents, it's a boon. Parents are enjoying a pool of highly qualified and educated 20-something sitters — some with safety certifications and degrees in early-childhood education — often at the same price as the high-schooler down the street.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcall.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; collegegrads; generationy; helpwanted; jobs; nannies; trends

1 posted on 05/04/2014 4:16:13 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Voting has consequences especially the hope and change type, enjoy college kids who voted for the “first black president” and nothing more


2 posted on 05/04/2014 4:23:09 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: george76
"Being a nanny has gained a tremendous amount in terms of professional prestige and respect," [nanny-agency owner] Sachs said ...

I'm confused. It's degrading for a college-educated mother to bring up her own children, but a college-educated babysitter accrues "professional prestige and respect"?

Using our interpretive key, "What is the pro-Democrat purpose of this article?" I deduce that we're supposed to think, after reading this, that an economy based on women's paying one another to take care of their children is an improvement over the way things were when those awful Republicans were in office.

3 posted on 05/04/2014 4:25:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: george76

That job ought to pay off her student loans in about a 150 years.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: george76

Yesterday on twitter I saw some clown whining that “his” degree in woman’s studies means he should make more than minimum wage.

I could practically hear his gasp of horror over the net when I suggested that he go find work on a farm. It will pay far more than minimum wage and cows aren’t all that different from liberal women.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 4:27:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tax-chick

There will be an article soon extolling the virtues of being on food stamps.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 4:29:39 AM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: george76

Unemployment is 6 point something. Cool. Everything is all right. Economy is “slowly but steadily” rebounding. Excellent. Don’t forget to sign up for obamacare or pay the fine.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 4:32:32 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: george76
Parents, said Newhall, are "blown away. They're like, 'Oh my gosh! You're the most overeducated nanny I've ever had.' "

"They're like"?! She has a law degree and a grdauate degree and she doesn't speak proper English?
8 posted on 05/04/2014 4:36:16 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76
Actually, enrolling one's child/ren in a Montessori or Goddard school can be very expensive.

Also, since the products of these "schools" are essentially ungovernable, it would be wise to hire a college graduate as a governess to teach discipline, not just a nanny to keep them from harming themselves as they grow up like Topsy.

Of course, without government, they will become liberals, won't they?

Where do you think today's "liberals" come from? Homes with home-making mommies? /rhetorical

9 posted on 05/04/2014 4:36:28 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Constitutional Patriot

There already have been a number of pieces, detailing both how inadequate food stamps are and how great the government-supported lifestyle is. Some showcase the iconic, virtuous never-married mother, while others emphasize the freedom it gives 20-somethings with artsy aspirations.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 4:43:25 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: george76

This sort of article doesn’t backup the officially reported unemployment stats. But as in any socialist government, official statistics are tortured until they give the politically correct answer. Reality is unimportant.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 4:48:52 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: george76
But for busy parents, it's a boon.

Three cheers for the Obama economy! Helping busy parents! This is all good news!!!

12 posted on 05/04/2014 4:50:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: george76

Well, Aristotle managed to get an entire city rebuilt aand a bunch of slaves freedom purchased in exchange for tutoring a young teen.

Of course, that young teen was Alexander the Great.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 4:50:22 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76
Parents are enjoying a pool of highly qualified and educated 20-something sitters

It's all good. Thank you comrade Obama!


14 posted on 05/04/2014 4:51:06 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: george76

These kids are not getting any coaching from adult authority figures about money and choices


15 posted on 05/04/2014 4:54:42 AM PDT by BRL
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To: george76

Obama’s economy re-creating the plantation.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 4:56:42 AM PDT by moovova
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To: george76

As with any similar story of college graduates doing work like this, this is what happens when you cheapen the sheepskin by producing too many of them. No surprise.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 5:00:44 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: george76

Bump.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 5:10:23 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: OldPossum

Stop taxpayer funding of schools and students and the degrees will be worth something again. Also the schools will shed the cesspool of worthless courses available today.

For high academic achievers with little money, private scholarships should be fine.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: george76

“some with safety certifications and degrees in early-childhood education”

I would NEVER, EVER, let my kids near someone with a degree in “early-childhood education”. NEVER.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 5:22:07 AM PDT by BobL
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To: cripplecreek

Cows nurture their young to maturity, and don’t use abortion as a form of birth control. Even though they both have vegan diets and neither shave their pits, please don’t insult the cows.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 5:25:49 AM PDT by AF_Blue ("America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936)
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To: george76

Yes, indeed, what d’ya bet these young people voted for obama

This administration has been a nightmare


22 posted on 05/04/2014 5:36:35 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cripplecreek

“Yesterday on twitter I saw some clown whining that “his” degree in woman’s studies means he should make more than minimum wage.

I could practically hear his gasp of horror over the net when I suggested that he go find work on a farm. It will pay far more than minimum wage and cows aren’t all that different from liberal women.”

That is funny


23 posted on 05/04/2014 5:37:37 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: george76

Hmmm......
A Philadelphia agricultural lawyer can,get a job

Perhaps she should leave the northern urban sewer and move to Omaha or Iowa city where they actually grow crops


24 posted on 05/04/2014 5:38:29 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Tax-chick

“Using our interpretive key, “What is the pro-Democrat purpose of this article?””

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!!!


25 posted on 05/04/2014 5:39:37 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Tax-chick
I'm confused. It's degrading for a college-educated mother to bring up her own children, but a college-educated babysitter accrues "professional prestige and respect"?

That's because, in order to bring up her own children, she would have to submit to the slavery of being a homemaker, beholden to the financial largesse of her working husband/master, which would not be progressive.

26 posted on 05/04/2014 5:40:20 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Wait until she sees a courtroom and the other side cites precedent. She'll object and ask, "What does Obama have to do with this?"

Opposing counsel will explain what precedent means and point to the case in question. Her counter will be, "Dude....that was like 50 years ago."

27 posted on 05/04/2014 6:24:25 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: george76
... and in other wonderful news, the official Unemployment Number is down by four tenths of a point, fuel and food prices are way up giving a healthy nudge to retailers and suppliers, more people signed up for Obamacare than expected and are now getting premium health care, and the economy is roaring back for the fifth straight year!!
28 posted on 05/04/2014 6:37:31 AM PDT by Gritty (Gun controllers aren't afraid of guns but a country where the individual has power-Dan Greenfield)
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To: Gritty

“.. and in other wonderful news, the official Unemployment Number is down by four tenths of a point, fuel and food prices are way up giving a healthy nudge to retailers and suppliers, more people signed up for Obamacare than expected and are now getting premium health care, and the economy is roaring back for the fifth straight year!!”

You forgot about the chocolate rations. They’re up again, you know. 25 grams!!!!


29 posted on 05/04/2014 7:01:15 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: george76

Let’s see....My first job out of college was a nanny. All of the American nannies I knew had some college and about 90% had a degree. Recently I networked with a prominent and very successful person in my working world and she too was a nanny straight out of college. That would have been in the 70’s.

It was one of the best things I did for myself. I didn’t have the greatest time in college and this allowed me to step back and retool in my free time and at the same time save A LOT of money. I worked for a good family and met some really great kids and other people who helped me along the way.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: PrincessB

In other words, the nanny trade has been around since families have been around and college educated nannies have been around since colleges have been around.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 7:09:19 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: george76

The only real downside I see here is paying off that student loan. They are getting an extra education on things not covered in college for whatever that’s worth.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 8:29:43 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: AF_Blue

Cows nurture their young to maturity,””””

AH—NO.

As a kid raised on a dairy farm, the dairy calves are taken away about 2 days into their lives & raised on a bottle until they eat on their own from normal forage.

Otherwise, there isn’t enough milk for the dairy to sell to you & me, as the calf will steal it all.

The calves on BEEF cows get to stay with Mama.


33 posted on 05/04/2014 8:45:17 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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