Rich family offers up free stay in mansion in return for a full-time nanny for their cat
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A wealthy Australian family is on the hunt for a full time nanny to join their Sydney home... to take care of their cat full time.
Yep, as the rental crisis in Sydney, Australia, continues to spike and some are resorting to living in hostels just to keep a roof over their heads, this family has decided it wants to pay someone a full time salary to hang out with their cat.
And whoever said the wealthy were out of touch?
Because this does sound awesome.
The job posting, advertised on Seek, has put a call out for a 'pet Nanny for an amazing cat'.
"Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to look after one pet full time and only focus on the care and love of one cat," the ad reads.
Cats can be needy jerks, but that seems like a lot of fuss for one feline.
"This is a private role based within the Eastern Suburbs area working for a busy family as a Pet Nanny/Carer. This position will require someone who is available to live-in full-time and stay home to look after the most beloved, gorgeous cat in Australia.
"You will be provided your own room and all facilities within a wonderful and beautiful house. This position would suit a single person only that does not have their own pet given it is a live-in position."
The Double Bay family added their ideal candidate would be someone interested in taking the role on a "Please only serious candidates apply," they wrote.
Seems like the ultimate trade off for any Sydneysiders struggling to find somewhere to live.
As long as they can handle hanging out with one cat, of course.
But the ritzy Double Bay family aren't going to hire just anyone.
They're seeking a person who has 'experience in caring for cats either professionally or as a pet owner.
The successful applicant will also possess 'a passion for cats and a deep understanding of their needs' and they must be 'an animal lover at heart'.
We volunteer as tribute.
Naturally, the wild job posting hit social media and some people subsequently lost it.
One user said: "This is the job I want."
And, of course, there was a person who took issue with the purr-fect job listing.
They wrote alongside an eyeroll emoji: "Does this involve napping when the cat naps? Seriously though, it would've been cheaper for them to get another kitten. Kinda wonder why they got a kitty if they're paying someone else to do everything with it."
Ah, there's always one, isn't there?