25+ Signs Of Privilege You’re Not Aware OfBy Nicole Price
We wish we can use our time to do something we love, like a hobby or recreation, but that’s not usually the case. Most parents have to get a job just to make ends meet. That’s why they hire babysitters, they need to find someone to take care of their kids while they’re at work. It’s a huge favor, considering kids should be the priority of every parent. And it’s also a good opportunity for an extra source of income aside from a full-time job. Unfortunately, some parents go overboard, they tend to be a “little” entitled to their job offers. We don’t often notice these. When it comes to babysitting jobs, so here are some parents who demonstrate signs of privilege.
It’s a pain to find a great babysitter that will meet all your criteria and will be available to the hours you need them. It is particularly harder to find a babysitter that will fit this checklist. Do they think a great person like this is worth only $75 per week? They better think again!
There are so many things going on in this post, and all of them are just wrong and unfair! How unfair it is to get a salary of one dollar an hour? But the million-dollar question is this, did she get a babysitter? We hope she got reported!
What the babysitter has to put up with may influence the amount they charge for their services. This parent had no idea about this. They had an emergency and required a babysitter right away, however, it seems that they did not expect the babysitter fee.
We can’t believe this guy then had the guts to tell the babysitter to be thankful after giving them $5 less than their usual fee. We’re guessing that parents can be con artists as well… But if you’re reading this, do better!
Being a single mother and going to school at the same time is a tough task. That means you may have to depend on other sources to guarantee your children are adequately watched. If you’re fortunate, you’ll discover someone who will do it for free.
But this girl, with all her entitlement, seems to believe that since this guy volunteered to do her a favor, she should get child support from him even if the child is not his. We’re perplexed by this one! Sneaky woman!
Parents want to know that their children are being cared for by someone they can trust. That means they usually have a laundry list of things they want and don’t want in a babysitter. But in this case, the parents are going overboard…
This parent, on the other hand, seems to be looking for a babysitter who fulfills very stringent requirements. The final one on the list is clearly the most perplexing. What do you think? Is it okay to evade paying taxes?
Momma Wants A Break
Even if you’re single and without kids, you already have an idea how difficult it is to take care of little kids. It’s quite a chore. Taking care of kids will leave you very little time to spend time for yourself, sometimes even sleeping is hard.
This military wife’s distress is understandable! Every parent can relate to wanting to have some time for themselves, even just for a few hours. But to obtain this sort of help, she had to fill out some forms. However, this seemed to be too much work for her.
There’s a huge difference between a nanny and a babysitter. Nannies usually live with the family. Nannies pretty much take care of the children 24/7, except when they are sleeping. However, babysitters just come over for a few hours.
These parents seem to be searching for a nanny but at babysitting rates. Also, since when is getting one day off every two weeks a thing? Sounds like a job from hell. No, thank you, sir! I would flee the scene immediately as well.
Don’t Take It Personally
Some babysitters go above and above for the family. This is usually because the family pays well and they have a strong connection. But asking for more money when you haven’t even employed them yet seems a bit excessive.
Also, it is illegal to require 40 hours of work for only 30$ of payment. It’s annoying to think that there are people out there who cannot value other people’s time and work. They should offer a better rate if they’re going to offer a full-time job!
Just A Backup
In today’s generation, the best method to find a babysitter is through social media. There are tons of groups and pages you can join to cater to your needs. Even posting in your own profile is a great way. Just post an ad and wait for someone to accept your offer. You’ll get a response one way or another.
Just remember, most posts and groups are in public. That means if you posted something, a lot of people will see it and will have something to say about your post. That’s what social media is all about. Advertising for private care for pay below the minimum wage will get attention.
Where’s The Proof?
The nice thing about technology today is that there is always a trail and a means to verify when things were spoken. For one individual searching for a babysitter, they believed they could get away with not paying their babysitter…
However, the evidence was in the messages! Even yet, the terrible parent felt that ice cream and “a day of pleasure” were worth $128. Then this individual continued to block the babysitter in order to avoid paying their obligation.
That’s Too Much
There are a lot of idle times while babysitting, particularly when the kids are occupied or sleeping. So this advertising for a babysitter not only includes a number of criteria that are a bit ridiculous, but it also limits what the babysitter may do while there.
How can this individual inform the babysitter that they have to give meals on top of the fact that they won’t be allowed to study or watch YouTube while there? That seems absurd and unjust.
Less Than Minimum
The days of youngsters babysitting for pennies on the dollar are long gone. In fact, even high school students charge more than minimum wage, and that’s saying a lot. Knowing this, every parent should appreciate and respect their babysitter’s time.
Parents should also compensate their babysitters properly. But this individual isn’t even prepared to pay $4 an hour, and they need a pick-up and drop-off. They seem to have asked for a lot for almost little.
It’s difficult to do errands with a sick infant, and it’s much more difficult to locate a babysitter willing to assist out during this time, particularly if the illness is very infectious.
So, as a parent, if you ever find yourself in this situation, the greatest thing you can do is call out to your family. The individual who left a remark was completely correct, while the poster should reconsider the definition of common decency.
It’s not a good idea to speak about the last person who held the position in job advertising, particularly since the last babysitter stopped messaging them back.
This is an indicator to the babysitters out there that there may have been some problems with the atmosphere or the pay. Also, when you look at how much they’re paying, it’s fairly obvious that it has something to do with the income.
It seems that when individuals create job ads for babysitting jobs, they write about a lump sum payment. They may be doing this because it seems to be a better option at first glance, but after you do the arithmetic, you’ll discover exactly how much they’re underpaying.
Anyone interested in taking this individual up on their offer must be prepared to labor for $2.50 per hour. This mom is obviously hoping that no one does the math!
We can see that this advertisement was written under the “help wanted” area, yet anybody who accepts these conditions will soon be shouting “help!” Once again, someone is attempting to underpay a babysitter to care for three children at late hours.
The parent seems to believe that the work is vital but not essential enough to pay someone properly to care for their children. Also, the entire state-approved background requirement irritates us!
When you perform a job, you expect to get compensated for it. This is particularly true if you’ve previously agreed on a salary. Sure, every now and again, particularly in jobs like babysitting, your employer may need to request an extension.
However, you must exercise caution that you wind up like this babysitter, who obviously is dealing with someone who believes they are entitled and do not need to pay their obligations.
Parents of human children are not the only ones who need some babysitting assistance. Those who regard their pets to be their children, like this individual does with their cat, need someone to keep an eye on them from time to time.
Of course, this individual, like a human kid, may want to be paid for their time. This individual, on the other hand, believes that the fact that they enable them to have their cat with them eliminates the necessity for paying…
How entitled are you that you feel the need to complain of social media about your current babysitter? If you’re having trouble paying them and your bills, maybe you should simply concentrate on paying your payments.
It’s not the babysitter’s fault that you’re not earning enough money, so you should definitely stop whining and start looking for someone who may be willing to assist you with what you’re prepared to pay.
We can see why a hardworking couple with a small kid would wish to find someone reliant and dependable. However, while searching for a live-in nanny, you must also consider their requirements.
This pair seems to have a lot of attendance requirements, yet they’re still unwilling to pay a fair wage. On top of that, the lack of flakey made us laugh.
Taking care of children and a house does not need a tertiary education. It may take a lot of hard effort and commitment, but you don’t need a college degree to perform the job properly.
That is unless you apply for this job, which these parents have determined is a need, but for which they are only prepared to pay $12.00 per hour. Based on the job description, it seems like they are seeking a personal assistant rather than a babysitter.
This mom seems to be searching for someone who is more convenient than her pals who live farther away. This is reasonable, but if you want someone nearby, you should still pay them generously.
It’s reasonable if the lady can’t afford it, but if she already has individuals who will work for the amount she’s prepared to pay, why create this post in the first place?
This individual is seeking someone to work five days a week in 11.5-hour shifts for $120 per week. To us, this seems to be a ruse. This homeowner also happens to reside in Hawaii.
The fact that the family lives in Hawaii implies they have more than enough money to pay adequately since living on these islands is very costly. It only goes to show how self-centered individuals can be. How hard is it to pay correctly?
Long Term Jobs
Summer is one of the times of the year when most parents need additional assistance. This is due to the fact that the children do not attend school and, of course, the parents must continue to work. This gap usually lasts around ten weeks.
This mom seems to believe that she will be able to find someone to care for her kid for less than $1,000 during that period. That would imply that the babysitter would be paid $100 per week, which would be insufficient unless this person is a child.
When it comes to finding someone to care for your kid, we recognize the need of being specific and defining everything you want in a babysitter/nanny.
But expecting them to be degreed, cooks, animal lovers, and Microsoft Word experts is a little much. Also, someone with all of these skills is unlikely to choose to work for as low as $13 per hour.
It’s A Prank!
We’ve all heard that some individuals choose to live with their babysitter or nanny. It makes things simpler when it comes to caring for the kids. However, when it comes to renting, these individuals usually do not have to pay much, if anything at all.
This individual believes it is OK to expect someone to pay $1,500 per month for half a year while also babysitting their children. Are we being pranked or what?
You Get What You Pay For
Whatever the job, if you give someone an excessive salary, you will receive an unreasonable work standard. For the former babysitter, $20 a day was just not enough to get her to get off the couch.
To be honest, we believe that most babysitters would respond similarly. So this person’s feeling that they can still give the same amount to others seems a bit entitled.
We believe that if you really want a decent babysitter, you should pay a reasonable salary. You cannot expect to pay crumbs and yet get all of the advantages.
Speaking of crumbs, this individual wants someone to babysit their children during the summer and then after school, but they only want to pay $30 per day. We realize we’re sounding like a broken record here, but we’ll keep going until folks acquire some common sense.
Babysit My House
Sitters are not limited to babysitters; housesitters are also in demand. However, since it does not involve as much effort as caring for children or pets, the compensation is usually low.
Even if the sitter would watch Netflix and relax, $10 for 2.5 hours of labor doesn’t seem like a fair deal to us. Most individuals would not get out of bed for $4 an hour.
Is This A Joke?
When we read through these insane standards, we sometimes believe they’re all one huge joke. However, following deeper inspection, we discover that they are genuine and listed on reputable babysitting websites.
Who in their right mind, with a college degree, would want to babysit from 4:30 a.m. and perform all of the duties of a nanny for $12 per hour? The true stinger here was the CPR certification, which was a hilarious prank!
Ready, Set, Fight!
When it comes to virtually everything, everyone has an opinion. However, for one young person, her criteria for babysitting prompted debate among the parents in this Facebook community. Money is often the spark that starts the fire!
It seems that her parents believed she had a right to demand a decent salary. However, others argue that it is the other way around, and we agree with them. Who’s on board with us?
It’s difficult to put a figure on your children’s safety. You’d think that parents would pay top money, but as we’ve seen from these postings, that’s not always the case. People are delighted to discover cheap babysitters, even if it means getting a poor service.
If we were a babysitter searching for work and came across this ad offering $20 per day to care for three little children, we’d keep scrolling without hesitation.
Don’t Underestimate Others
While babysitting is a part-time profession for some, it is a full-time career for others. People should not underestimate this service until they have worked as a babysitter.
Furthermore, this person is not required to go out to movies or restaurants, but their priority must be about taking care of their small children. Perhaps this individual should reconsider their priorities before making such an entitled article.
All Work, No Pay
You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression “all work and no play makes Jack a dull lad.” Based on this parent’s unreasonable demands, we’ve decided to change it to “all labor and no compensation.”
It irritates me that this individual is seeking someone to perform the job of a parent for $5-$10 per day. They should check at the local middle schoolers in their area for this price.
This parent seems to believe that they are being extremely kind by supplying things that they should already have in the home for their children. Such a situation should come up if we check up on the concept of entitlement.
Of course, you’ll provide your children with food, diapers, wipes, and clothing. This is not a babysitter’s job, so don’t attempt to make yourself seem good by including it to distract people from the low salary you’re giving!
In every other job, being on-call means being paid more since you have to be available at a moment’s notice. However, as is customary, this parent wanted to enjoy all of the advantages without the additional pay.
These messages make us believe that parents are the enemy. Come on, gentlemen, you were once young men striving to make a decent livelihood – remember that and treat people properly!
Wait For It
Everything seems to be going well when you first begin reading this job advertisement for a home sitter. Until you discover this individual wants you to pay them to keep an eye on their home. And it just gets better…
You’re also obliged to feed their cat twice a day, so you’re effectively paying them to perform work. It no longer seems to be a good bargain, does it? We recommend that if you come across a post like this, you simply keep scrolling.
Don’t Leave Your Baby
While the compensation is really excellent here for once, we have a different problem with the position. Why does this person feel the need to entrust their baby to a stranger while they go on vacation?
Isn’t it true that the new parents would feel more secure leaving the child with relatives? Furthermore, “a few dates” with someone would not be enough to determine if they are decent samaritans or not. Don’t you think so?
Part-time nannies, in general, are there to care for the children and maybe perform a few extras such as cooking supper and washing the children. We think it’s a bit unfair to expect them to do all of the housework, but at least the money is excellent.
This individual, on the other hand, is extremely demanding when it comes to their leisure and expects their nanny to be occupied at all times. To the parent who wrote this, get off your high horse and experience some life.
There’s A Catch
This advertising seems to be a good chance for someone wanting to save some money. However, the advertising seems to pay the nanny $450, but as you read it, you will discover that this is not the case.
In reality, you’ll have to pay $450 per month in utilities to remain in their house, babysit the kids, clean, and cook. As a result, this isn’t a position that provides free accommodation.
When you can receive something for free, it’s a whole lot better. However, there are very few things in life that are free, and child care is one of them. In fact, daycare is one of the most expensive aspects of becoming a parent.
So, although we can understand how this individual feels, it still seems a bit entitled to expect someone to look after your kids for free. Come on, you scumbags!
Less Is More
Some parents are so busy or have so many children that they need full-time assistance on a regular basis. This often leads to their providing live-in housing, which comes with a slew of new laws and regulations.
However, when it comes to living conditions, this individual seems to be extremely demanding and a bit entitled. This seems to be the kind of family that would put a hidden camera in the children’s room to spy on you…
How Far Is Too Far?
Despite the comic sans font, this advertising for a babysitter is extremely courteous and entertaining. They even offer a good salary, but when you get to the bottom, there’s a hilarious little disclaimer.
This individual wants you to Google the distance between you and them to ensure you are willing to traverse the distance. This sounds like an odd request, but hey, they’re at least trying to be courteous. But it also comes off as a bit entitled!
The Bare Minimum
When someone is searching for a babysitter and asks someone who already has a job, it is reasonable to demand that you pay them at least what they would earn for the time they are losing.
However, it seems that these parents did not consider the fact that this individual was missing time as a freelancer to be worth even half of what they usually earn per hour. The way they handled her after that was a disaster. They’re the ones that are self-centered and childish!
Above and Beyond
It’s always appreciated when someone goes above and beyond to assist you, but sadly, there are some in life who will take advantage of such generosity, as was the case here.
This father felt it was OK to ask this lady, who is already babysitting his children out of the goodness of her heart, for another favor. We hope she told him to go lost and never assisted him again after this!
How Dare You!
When you ask a babysitter to take care of more than one child, the compensation should be increased. This is especially true for small children, who will need additional monitoring.
The fact that this individual is only prepared to pay $40-$50 per week suggests that they have no idea what it takes to care for children. However, they should since they are parents!