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So I went to babysit today.....

and the lady paid me too much. I didn't count the money till after I left so I didn't say anything to her. I kept two kids 5 months and a 3 year old for 4.5 hours. Its the first time I watched her kids and she interviewed me earlier in the week and I told her I would charge her 25-30 a day.....she gave me $60!!! I don't know if she thought I ment each kid or what!?! She already has me coming back in 2 weeks to keep them again. Should I call her tell her she paid me other than what I said I charge or just leave it alone???? After doing the care on the weekend and all I was thinking while I was there I should have said $40 but I think $60 is just too much.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (7)
  • Call her and tell her. It's the honest thing to do.

    Answer by BisketLiss at 8:03 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Call her.

    Answer by Misteh at 8:04 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Discuss it with her, but don't go overboard insisting you give some back or anything.

    Answer by elizabr at 8:07 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I would call. It will show that you are trustworthy and she may even let you keep the money ;)

    Answer by amberdawnbarr at 8:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I would call her. If she figures out she gave you too much and you not mention it. That could lead to no more babysittng for her. Plus it's just the right thing.

    Answer by arenad at 8:26 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Simply ask her. She might have been aware of what she paid you and just felt you deserved more.

    Answer by m-avi at 8:56 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Call her about it. Maybe she thought of it as a tip?

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:05 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

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