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32-year old male
Romanian
Living in United Kingdom
Has a passport for Romania
Has a visa for United Kingdom
5' 9" or 175 Centimeters
130 Lbs or 59 Kgs
Qualifications
2 years of paid experience
13-16 years of education
First-aid trained
Swimmer
Valid driver's license

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[March] As I'm over the age of being AuPair I may continue to provide support to families as employee or service provider if requested. Since 2006 I assisted parents in Oxford, London, Luxembourg, France, Geneva and I've been living eight years in the UK working other jobs.

In my twenties I worked as AuPair one year long for one family, plus a cumulative year for other families. My role was to drive children to after school activities and to supervise them. A contract was not necessary but to have a written list of tasks was the base of agreements. I helped parents reduce costs with ironing, washing, cleaning. I tried to offer privileges such as: no contractual obligations, request of my support on demand, not charging money for the sitting hours and I never counted my working hours with the stopwatch. The values I share with the families I worked for are: maintaining a healthy lifestyle, working intelligently rather than working hard, being accountable for my own expenses. If we want to find out how responsible someone is, give them total freedom and see what they do with it.

Of the four main types of personalities according to Myers-Briggs test I'm an engineer, and I don't have a 4-in-1 personality. It's a delusion to call myself "Carer + Entertainer + Preacher + Superman"; And that didn't stop parents to ask me to look after a baby or very young children; I help to maintain houses that are organised like systems. Efficiency means to me more time left to enjoy life, both for the employer and for the employee. The equation of inefficiency is when the speed of creating disorder is not equal to the speed of creating order. Sometimes the employee can be slower to create order or the employer faster to create disorder;

I believe there is no such thing as free lunch. That is the reason why I like to be accountable for my monthly expenses: cooking myself at home costs me £100/month, water £5/month, electricity £5/month, heating £100/winter. A visit to doctor costs me £20 in Romania or it is paid via National Insurance when I work in the UK; Also, both the employer and employee need insurance. Parents need to be sure that my behavior is not deviant, that I don't lie, that they can afford to cover my driving insurance or that they could rely on the stability I offer; Employees need to be sure that they join a home where kids are disciplined, that they are not a burden on family's limited resources, that they are treated like assets not like replaceable commodities. There are two ways to solve these problems: one is to pay with our time and find out the answers. The other is to pay higher fees to agencies who do the screening; I'm generous with people and children I admire but for others who take my work as a commodity I have to put a barrier such as a rate like £8/hour or £100/day.

Although many families could afford to pay pocket money, I believe not many can afford to host an assistant. I think a challenging task for humanity is to understand who is accountable for the common. A good practice at my one year long stay as AuPair was that the family provided for me a small studio with all facilities and the separation between us was useful to maintain a sense of independence, which only strengthened our inter-dependence; When talking with other people I trust: dialogue, science, sportmanship, symmetric information, what I see and feel, what I can analyze, free markets. I don't trust: wishful-thinking, book covers, compromising, gambling, 3rd party references, pseudo-science, -isms, chemical-pharmaceutical industries, law-politics industries, propaganda, feeling uneasy or "walking on eggshells", self-victimization, horses, cats, tattoos. Also I should say that my parents divorced when I was an adult, and I developed an esteem for people who settle down more slowly because I observed kids grow up healthier with two loving parents.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that it is stupid.” Also, when I criticise constructively I avoid using labels (like 'stupid'), and use instead verbs, (like "the fish does not want to learn to swim"); Even when I did take a role not fit for me, I handled conflicts without generating loss or leaving a scar on anyone and I also read books about that skill. For me fun means awareness of unnecessary wars. To find out more about me families can read the Interview answers I wrote or check the Pictures. Please tell me about your personality types and your family.

Thank you, Nic

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Availability
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
From 1 - 24 months
Seeking Live In/Out
Part-time

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Weekly Pay Negotiable Response Rate11%
Last Login23 May 2016 Complaints0
Member Since09 Jan 2006 Favorite Adds1/30-days
Languages
English
French

My Services

Additional Services I'm able to provide:
Infant care Special needs care Disabled care
Housekeeping Pet care Elderly care
Shopping & Errands Office Assistance Tutoring
Match Preferences
Will not work for smokers
Comfortable with pets
Willing to travel worldwide for work
Preferred nationalities:
  • - Belgian
  • - British
  • - Swedish
  • - Swiss
No parent age preference
Location
Preferred Countries:
  • - Australia
  • - Austria
  • - Belgium
  • - Finland
  • - France
  • - Germany
  • - Greece
  • - Luxembourg
  • - New Zealand
  • - Spain
  • - Switzerland
  • - United States
Preferred Cities:
  • - London
Lifestyle
Good health
Non-smoker
Other
No Religion
No tattoos
No piercings

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