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(NYPost)   You might be a helicopter parent if you're so worried about your child's safety you hire a Navy SEAL to be your nanny   (nypost.com) divider line 15
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2013-02-04 07:03:55 PM
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gerbilpox: abhorrent1: Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?

Exactly. Not saying they're likely to be, but TFA says: "Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny..." If the fear is not of kidnappers or assassins, but of a nanny going postal, having the nanny be a soldier may not be the best approach.


Not CSB / I am friends with the Dad of that family. Tragic. There really is no protection against crazy no matter where they come from.
2013-02-04 04:08:27 PM
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie.


The one with Vin Diesel?

Or, is it the one with Dwayne Johnson?

Or, Steven Segal?
2013-02-05 07:12:01 AM
1 votes:

Aidan: I think this is a great idea just for giving the public reasons to look at veterans as exceptionally well-qualified for some jobs (although maybe not this one). That's step in the right direction, IMO.


Agreed.  Although, to be fair, i actually like the idea.  They WOULD be able to assess a dangerous situation a lot more quickly than most people.  (As in, those aren't firecrackers, honey, let's go this way instead.)
2013-02-05 04:02:43 AM
1 votes:
I think this is great. Very creative use of a talent pool.

I had a different buddy that was a SF delta from 5th, was doing graphic arts and tired of it, he started an ambulance service for rich people with worries about security. All the guys were retired deltas and bravos. The only paramedics you'd ever see in suits with dark glasses and packing knives and sidearms.
2013-02-04 11:49:49 PM
1 votes:

megalynn44: Man. The economy really is in the shiatter if the only work a former Navy Seal can find is Nannying.


It isn't seals doing the work. He just finds regular Navy chicks.
2013-02-04 10:41:01 PM
1 votes:

Tumunga: TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.

I liked that one.


I'm not sure I want anyone who is experienced at driving under dangerous conditions. I'd prefer someone who is experienced at driving on the street.
2013-02-04 08:59:03 PM
1 votes:

Worldwalker: This doesn't strike me as the greatest idea.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/justice/texas-sniper-killed/index.html ?h pt=hp_t2 being one example of why.


Did we read the article?  An (ex) navy seal has started a business where he has hired women with prior military service to act as nannies.  I believe the article was more about and entrepeneur helping out women vets needing employment rather than hiring military trained assassins to care for your kids.

 I can understand the trepidation of hiring a vet but keep in mind, a majority of military people are not trained killers but instead fill positions like cooks, paper pushers and clerks, electricians, and medical aids.  Only a small percentage of the military engage in field combat, and until recently, far fewer still were women.

On the other hand, you do hire a woman vet, you are getting someone who understands discipline and responsibility.
2013-02-04 08:07:21 PM
1 votes:

banandar123: pudding7: TheHighlandHowler: Good afternoon.
My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.

Holy crap, now I'm stuck on that site.  Well, there go the next 30 minutes of work.

You're not the only one.
/I've seen people troll those Nigerian prince scammers in a similar way to this, but this is just taking it to another level haha.


I'm perusing on my 2nd shift lunch break.
2013-02-04 07:11:25 PM
1 votes:

studs up: gerbilpox: abhorrent1: Sure just what I want. A killing machine with PTSD watching my kid. Why not just leave them with a pit bull?

Exactly. Not saying they're likely to be, but TFA says: "Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny..." If the fear is not of kidnappers or assassins, but of a nanny going postal, having the nanny be a soldier may not be the best approach.

Not CSB / I am friends with the Dad of that family. Tragic. There really is no protection against crazy no matter where they come from.


My deepest sympathies to your friend. I can't think of anything worse than losing a child -- much less two.
2013-02-04 06:42:08 PM
1 votes:

megalynn44: Man. The economy really is in the shiatter if the only work a former Navy Seal can find is Nannying.


Not really, you can easily make six figures in the bodyguard business, all with minimal risk to yourself, if you are ex special forces.  Blackwater pays better, but you have to go to Afghanistan or some place full of IEDs.  In this line of work, traffic is the biggest threat.  I was never anything special, the high point of my career was as a MSG for an embassy and I had some offers in the 70k to 80k range when I left in the 1980s.
2013-02-04 06:39:42 PM
1 votes:
Wrong mindset. Seal/cop are the wrong mindset and skills. If you want security you want either ex-secret service, military police, USMC Security Forces or similar.

Spec ops types are the wrong kind of dangerous. Even worse it seems like they don't know why their skills are not suited to a guards task... the good news is that for the most part no special skills will be required to maintain their charges safety.
2013-02-04 06:35:23 PM
1 votes:
Man. The economy really is in the shiatter if the only work a former Navy Seal can find is Nannying.
2013-02-04 05:07:46 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Yeah... that's more of an attack helicopter parent


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No child left beHIND...
2013-02-04 04:27:33 PM
1 votes:
Most awesome nanny, EVAR!
2013-02-04 03:58:48 PM
1 votes:
I've seen this movie.
 
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