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The babysitter gave me a wish list...**Edited**

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 I have a lady watch my kids who used to work at the daycare my girls went to.  I am a single mom, so not a lot of money floating around.  I pay her 800.00 a month for my 2 children one of whom is in school (as agreed upon with her).  I was recently going through my girls "art" from her house and found a wish list FROM HER.  I thought maybe it was a mistake, so I texted her and asked her what it was.  She said "Just incase you wondered...lol"  Um, is it just me or is that incredbly RUDE?

She told a mutual friend of ours "Well she gets a bonus so I expect a gift." First of all I give you almost 1/2 of my after taxes paycheck every month, second it is not promised I get a bonus and most likely won't this year because our business has slowed drastically, and three who f*cking does that?? 

I am not impressed....I had planeed on getting her a nice candle (Like a big Yankee one) or a gift certificate to go somewhere nicer to eat, but now I am not getting her anything.  Ok, so I probaly still will, but it really made me mad....

EDIT***

To clarify a couple of things.  The list was nothing etreme.  Just some specific DVD's (or maybe she wants Blu Rays bc I think she has one) and specific make up (Sephora).  3

I keep seeing a week of pay is the "norm".  Well that isn't happening because it is December and there is nowhere I could pull an extra 200 bucks from.  I highly dount she expects that. 

As for 800 a month.  Some of you think it is too much and some of you think is too little.  You need to remember location.  The centers here charge from 250-400 a WEEK for 2 kids.  Child care is very expensive here.  Her and I set out a FLAT rate so it doesn't increase when my oldest is on break.  I also pay her for all holidays (she just got paid for Thursday and Friday for example) AND two weeks of vacation.  So essentially she get at least 600/year for time she doesn't even have my children.  If she chooses not to continue watching my children because of a gift that is on her.  I don't think she would do that though.  I would be SHOCKED if she did. 

I think that covers the main questions :)

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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JMmomof2
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM
Exactly


Quoting alwayskk:

She'd be out of a job.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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I have an inhome daycare and I put wish lists up on the board ..... but its things the kids use like empy paper towel tubes, extra fabrics, and baby food jars lol
.MommyEast.
by Silver Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM

so rude! how old is she??

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM
That's very rude! I'm curious what's on the wish list?

I give my kids teacher, daycareworkers, & crossing gaurds a mug with a $10 dunkin donuts card in it. I think that's a nice gift since they get paid for taking care of my kids.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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Daycare would probably be cheaper, rather than a personal babysitter
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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Rule of thumb is you should give her one weeks pay as a gift.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:37 AM

It was nothing major.  Just a few things.  Some specific movies and brand of make up she wanted.   

Quoting harpsichord:

Okay, I have to ask : WHAT WAS ON THE LIST!

 

harpsichord
by Platinum Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:37 AM
That's the kind of list I thought she was talking about at first lol

Quoting Anonymous:

I have an inhome daycare and I put wish lists up on the board ..... but its things the kids use like empy paper towel tubes, extra fabrics, and baby food jars lol
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:37 AM
I pay $125 a week for before and after school care for my DS who is in K. She also watches him and DD on days school is out. She is off on every federal holiday, will likely have half days over winter break and the week of spring break off.

Quoting AngryBob:

Wow, eight hundred bucks a month?? I need to get in the baby sitting business!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

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Quoting .MommyEast.:

so rude! how old is she??

 

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