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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
12 years of education
First-aid trained
Swimmer
Valid driver's license

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Introduction

Dear Reader,

My story starts in 2006 when I was invited to the UK by a professor at Oxford and that family offered me support to get the AuPair Visa. For my first experience it was not too hard. I supervised three children and drove them to school. I stayed three months, they offered me a reference and wished me good luck with the next family; Next I worked for a British single mother in London with four children. Her home was like that of an artist and lively. I was offered guidance on what to cook for kids, did some gardening, housekeeping and took the boys to swimming pool. I would have stayed longer than three months if only I was given some reasonable free time; Next I accepted an offer from a British family in Greater London with whom I stayed twelve months. I had asked them to pay me more than AuPairs earned at that time and they gave me additional work. Housekeeping, preparing easy meals for the boy, rarely cooking for the family. The three years old boy was very smart and well developed for his age. I drove the small Toyota not the Aston Martin. Their home was very large, full of light, organised, simple with a big garden to play. The family offered me references several times and I will never forget them;

In 2008 I worked for a British tech entrepreneur who was another excellent employer as he didn't have any "cult of personality"; In 2009/2010 I worked at Heathrow Airport and I enjoyed to meet travelers from all parts of the world; In 2011 I was invited to Luxembourg by a single Swedish mother where I've spent that summer. I drove a child to school and water-parks, did some gardening and housekeeping; In the Autumn 2012 I was invited to France by a Belgian family who's father worked as a diplomat in Geneva. My role was to drive two boys to various after-school activities and to synchronise their pickup/drop off timings; In 2013 I trained as a barber and practiced in two barbershops in central London. From 2014 I focused on updating my tech skills which will be useful to become a self employed. With only a break in the summer of 2015 when I was invited to Geneva by a Swiss family to look after a baby and his brother. Of the two brothers the baby was easier to look after and overall they were a happy united family. I drove parent's cars which were automatic and quite large, did some gardening and cleaned the swimming pool regularly. They had the most modern house I've seen, great architecture and superb interior design.

WHAT WORKED WELL: Having a few well defined roles, rather than being a "Jack of all trades"; Driving children by car was OK everywhere; Doing myself the repetitive tasks when parent's time is expensive; Cooking occasionally. (I'm not qualified to cook for people who don't eat: meat, potatoes, pasta, non-organic, salt, etc); Having a separate accommodation, or if possible to live out. Substituting parents, not being a servant.

WHAT DIDN'T WORK SO WELL: Beliefs and trust: Saying yes to all offers. Not being focused on the 3 most important things; Comprehending and communication: not everyone can understand my abstract words; Too much talking/criticism can break relationships; I value individualism not collectivism, I distrust social validation or people skills and I trust more hard skills.

At the present I have two possible employers: One is to become self employed, the other is to continue to offer some help to families. I could also earn a full time salary but I try to stay out of toxic jobs, especially because of the epidemic of gender wars, race wars in today's corporations; My relationships based on personality types: with business people its strictly B2B; with artists its quite OK. Cholerics - I leave them alone.

What is my life like: Well, aging is catching me up but I'm running faster. At the moment I live a frugal life and after a decade spent abroad I recently returned to my home small town near Danube Delta. I ride a bike daily, I buy fish that is alive and not expensive, I shop from farmer markets and to add insult to the cold winter I treat myself with a glass of semi-sweet wine. Laughing is part of my healthy lifestyle, I laugh about everything and in retrospect I have nice memories with children who made fun of me when I acted as Mr. Clumsy. Some named me Jimmy Carr. And just like a comedian I have the wits to get out of troubles, but an inquisitive mind like Galileo's could easily get me into troubles. And particularly one skill that kept me safe and alive was to control my emotions when faced with adversities. I like music, creativity, freedom and these go together because freedom means exploring what is beyond borders. With no fear. And freedom teaches accountability and that is why I don't overprotect boys; Lastly, every child can be a genius except when the collective calibrates them to be an average.

If I was an investor I'd ask prospective employers, how much time, energy and cost of living I'd be supposed to give in exchange for your offer ?

Nic

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Availability
Jan 2017 - Nov 2018
From 1 - 24 months
Seeking Live Out
Part-time

Stats

Weekly Pay $301-$400 Response Rate11%
Last Login16 Jan 2017 Complaints0
Member Since09 Jan 2006 Favorite Adds2/30-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
  • - 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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