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Anonymous
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So I am watching a friends kids 4 days a week. I take care of 2 kids, cook and clean for $160 and I told her I was not coming in today cause my husband was in er and sll she said was ok. It's not like she don't have a back up. She has her daughter who is 17. Who don't go to school. I also told her that I could no longer work for her starting march 2. It's just to much work for me and I don't see my own kids or husband. I am mad right now that she has not said anything to me. I did let her know all this on Facebook because her phone is off
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 15, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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She's probably angrier at you right now. In her mind, you fucked her over. The likelihood of her finding adequate care for two children for $160/week is extremely slim, and it's even less likely that she'll find anyone willing to do more food prep than making a sandwich or microwaving a frozen meal. 

Not that I blame you. I really don't, that's a ridiculous amount of work for almost nothing. Especially if there's an unemployed high-school dropout in the house, too. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:58 PM
This is why you don't mix personal relationships with business opportunities
HaloSue
by Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 10:14 PM
House cleaning alone is worth$50.00 a day, nevermind watching two children and cooking.
I think you made the right decision just on the pay alone.
It's a shame your DH is sick . I hope that he feels better soon.
Things happen in our lives we cannot control and this is one of them.
She has a older DD who can do everything you were doing so I wouldn't feel bad.
You have to do what's best for you and your family first!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 16, 2017 at 8:04 AM
Thanks and her daughter moved out so she has no one now

Quoting HaloSue: House cleaning alone is worth$50.00 a day, nevermind watching two children and cooking.
I think you made the right decision just on the pay alone.
It's a shame your DH is sick . I hope that he feels better soon.
Things happen in our lives we cannot control and this is one of them.
She has a older DD who can do everything you were doing so I wouldn't feel bad.
You have to do what's best for you and your family first!
rylee_pies_mama
by New Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 11:02 AM
I can't speak for her but maybe she's not upset with you but more bummed to lose you!! You might be taking this the wrong way maybe she just doesn't know how to express this yet so she just says OK. I could be wrong but you might be upset for nothing, my mom always said "don't borrow trouble until there is trouble to borrow"
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