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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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harpsichord
by Platinum Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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Print out pictures of said items and glue them inside her Christmas card lmfao

Quoting Anonymous:

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!

 

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Fistandantalus
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

That is pretty presumptuous of her.

GhettoKoolAide
by Nuggy's Cult Mistres on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM
I wouldn't get anything because of her rudeness. I still get gifts from kiddos that I taught four years ago. I would never assume I was getting something, ever. To have the gall to make a damn list?! She needs a reality check.
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mom_3.0
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM

You waaay overpay her to begin with. 

3xangel
by *Angelicious* on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM
This and do not buy her anything.

Quoting alwayskk:

She'd be out of a job.

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AngryBob
by Platinum Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM
Once I pop this baby, I'm seriously considering baby sitting for someone. I keep hearing the outrageous amounts of money people make doing that, and I think, I'm a stay at home mom with my own brood, why not toss in a couple more kids, and get paid? Even just temporarily. $125 a week? Sold!


Quoting Anonymous:

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!

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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM
I make a hell of a lot more than that a WEEK working as a nanny.

Quoting AngryBob:

Wow, eight hundred bucks a month?? I need to get in the baby sitting business!
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gonecrazi
by Silver Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM

 I'd say that was rather rude. 

Cochise
by Dawn on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM

I don't blame you for getting upset....  it is rude of her !!  I would never have the nerve to do such a thing. Guess she was never taught manners. 

iamcafemom83
by Ruby Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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It was probably a tiny overstep on her part. However, I would like to know what my caregivers like instead if me buying something they'll never use.
She shouldn't be discussing your potential bonuses with mutual friends. I'd be more upset about that. Hopefully you can move on after this.
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