Results of Polls

How does your family count plane/train/car time with your Au Pair?

  • We try to count just the amount of time s/he's actively working. (52%, 55 Votes)
  • We count every minute as "on duty". (16%, 17 Votes)
  • We use some kind of adjusted number... details in comments (13%, 14 Votes)
  • Other (10%, 11 Votes)
  • We haven't counted any of the time, but we will now. (9%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

Start Date: March 15, 2017 @ 7:57 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How Do Host Parent Partners Coordinate During Au Pair Interviewing?

  • One parent does almost everything, with the second parent jumping in for an interview and decision. (48%, 59 Votes)
  • We interact with the candidates as a duo, but one parent does all the hard work of sorting, writing, prioritizing, interacting with Agency, etc. (19%, 23 Votes)
  • One parent does everything, but has the other parent weigh in on the decision. (15%, 19 Votes)
  • We do almost everything together, with one parent taking the lead with administration, notes, etc. (6%, 8 Votes)
  • We do nearly every step together. (6%, 8 Votes)
  • One parent does everything, the other parent is oblivious, and this is okay with us. (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Other ... (please share in comments) (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 124

Start Date: September 21, 2016 @ 3:45 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is it Okay for an Au Pair to drink wine when s/he's On Duty?

  • No. (45%, 90 Votes)
  • Yes -- but only if the parents also drink wine at dinner, so that it's a normal adult behavior. (33%, 66 Votes)
  • Yes -- one or two glasses of wine seems fine to me. (11%, 22 Votes)
  • Yes -- if s/he's from a country where wine with dinner is culturally normal. (7%, 13 Votes)
  • Other (add details below) (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Yes -- but only if she pays for the wine (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 198

Start Date: August 9, 2016 @ 5:45 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which Au Pair Candidate Would You Choose?

  • "B" -- a qualified candidate with a personality we liked. (67%, 112 Votes)
  • "A" -- a good driver with good recommendations! (29%, 48 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 167

Start Date: July 24, 2016 @ 3:32 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Tell the Other Host Family?

  • Or -- press your Au Pair to tell her friend to tell her family (36%, 73 Votes)
  • Or even -- Let the LCC know and beg her not to implicate you. (30%, 61 Votes)
  • Yes -- absolutely! (22%, 45 Votes)
  • No -- keep your knowledge to yourself. (12%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 203

Start Date: July 7, 2016 @ 1:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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