In addition, there were three economists and one management consultant who have responded to my au pair ad. Unemployed graduates, not students. Economics? In previous years, we have attracted journalism and philosophy students as well as the usual large response from unskilled escapees from various hard situations. The awkward part of interviewing and culling candidates is the humanist in me has to go on holiday. There are many heart-breaking stories and my motherly instinct wants to scoop them all up and help out. The hard-nosed other side of me wins and looks for the smartest and most able.
And then, I feel horrid.