I have tried these websites where they claim they do a back round check and what not for babysitter in your area. Like sittercity.com ... I have used it once before and though I had found a wonderful person for when I needed a night out with the hubby. I met this women at a Starbucks to meet her, and do an interview. She seemed great. Well a few months into hiring her for a night out every now and then, she calls me crying and asked me to come get her. Her fiance and her had just apparently been fighting and broke up. She asked if she could come over till someone from her family came and got her. I didn't mind. But no one showed up, so I let her stay the night. I could not put her in the street. I felt bad.. Well she said someone would be their the next day... No one came. This went on for a week. and she even watched the kids one night she was their. I paid her, and she used my car when she needed. I was paying for everything she needed. She assumed I was going to take full responsibility for lazy butt. I had run to the store, for something and was gone ten minutes.. I come home, and caught her walking from the kitchen to the bathroom in her f**king thong in frontof my husband!! I kicked her ass out.. And no refuse to use these websites, from this horrid experience.
What are you thoughts for this? How do you go about finding a good sitter in an area you just moved to, and have no family around anywhere? Our closest family is 8 hours away..