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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Part-Time Mandarin Speaking Nanny Needed- Chicago, IL (Gold Coast)













Gold Coast couple with a newborn due in January is looking for a part-time native Mandarin speaking nanny for a very flexible schedule of 2-3 days per week. Family would guarantee nanny roughly 20-25 hours per week, from Monday-Friday. Duties will be strictly childcare based. Family will be able to provide nanny's schedule up to one month in advance. Driving is not required but parking is available if needed.

Salary is $15-18/hour, DOE. Preferred start date is February 2011, but sooner for the right person. Family would love a long-term commitment with a nanny who can grow with their schedule and needs.

As always, all candidates of Alter Ego Concierge must be legal to work in the US, speak good English, have a minimum of 3 years private home experience, and excellent references. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to info@alteregoconcierge.com or call 312-802-2337.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Household Staff- Nanny, Housekeeper, Chef, Personal Assistant & More!

We've recently received an influx of questions from clients all who have are struggling with the same issue: what is an appropriate holiday gift for your household staff? The holidays are a great time to show your household staff how much you appreciate them and enjoy having them as a part of your family. Here are a few of our go-to solutions for this holiday season, as well as common industry standards for cash gifts. There are no set rules--we encourage families to choose a gift that is comfortable for your budget, and to also consider factors such as the duration of employment and responsibilities of the position. 


The Fan Favorite: Cash
Nanny: 1-2 week's pay, plus a small gift from the child/children.
Babysitter: 1 evening's pay, plus a small gift from the child/children.
Housekeeper: 1 week's pay.
Chef: 5-10% of annual salary. 
Personal Assistant: 5-10% of annual salary.
Eldercare Companion: 1 week's pay. 
House/Estate Manager: 5-10% of annual salary.


Creative Gift Ideas:
Gym membership or fitness classes
Spa Day
Additional paid "days off"
Prepaid classes, such as art, cooking, or another favorite hobby
Airline tickets, frequent flyer miles, or upgrades
Concerts or sporting event tickets
Electronics- a new cell phone, iPod, iPad, or digital camera

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Full Time Housekeeper Needed- Hinsdale, IL

Opening for a full-time, live-out housekeeper in Hinsdale, IL. Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week. Household consists of  3 people (principals and one staff member). Family has no children. Duties include daily maintenance of the home (vacuuming, dusting, mopping), laundry and linens, ironing, kitchen and bathroom details, and general surface cleaning. Ideal housekeeper is  diligent, organized, confident, professional, and able to work autonomously. Salary $15-20/hour, DOE. Start is immediate. 

As always, all candidates of Alter Ego Concierge must be legal to work in the US, speak good English, have a minimum of 3 years private home experience, and excellent references. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to info@alteregoconcierge.com or call 312-802-2337.