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i lost my babysitting job - November 4th 2011, 04:53 AM

So I had this full time M-F babysitting job and just got fired. The mother saw me on my computer and not really "watching" her child and although she told me that I would have a second chance (and it never happened again) she found a replacement anyway. I feel terrible and I dont know how to deal with this. I also can't believe how dishonest she was with me.
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Re: i lost my babysitting job - November 4th 2011, 05:29 AM

AWW I'm sorry. that must be hard :\

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Re: i lost my babysitting job - November 4th 2011, 12:07 PM

I'm sorry to hear that, it sounds like she doesn't respect you though and doesn't appreciate all the work that you have done. Maybe getting fired from this job could lead you to something better, just stay positive

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Re: i lost my babysitting job - November 4th 2011, 01:25 PM

Aw, there's always "help yourself, go on the laptop guest account" Usually the kid's asleep ._.

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Re: i lost my babysitting job - November 4th 2011, 03:02 PM

is what i did to get fired though really that bad? I have talked to other sitters who do homework while babysitting
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Re: i lost my babysitting job - November 4th 2011, 04:27 PM

I wouldn't think it's that bad. However I can understand the mother not wanting to hire a babysitter who wasn't paying attention to their child. Usually when I babysit I give my full attention to the children while they are awake and do homework when they sleep. What I feel is unfair is her saying she'll give you a second chance but then finding a replacement anyway.

Don't worry too much about it, it might be time for you to try something else anyway.


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Re: i lost my babysitting job - November 4th 2011, 04:40 PM

It honestly really depends on the mother and her rules. Some don't think that you should really do things like that whilst watching their child. They hired you because they have trust in you. You're there because you have a job to do. Some people probably feel that you can do these things on your own time. Other parents really don't care, as long as their kid is safe, fed, played with, etc. But with a job like this, standards vary.

It would have been better if this was just a warning. Firing you right off the bat is just ridiculous. Take this as a lesson though. For your next babysitting job, ask what you're allowed to do and what you're not allowed to do. Make sure you know, that way you don't run into this problem again.

I got fired from a job for wearing the wrong colored shirt. Personally, I didn't think it was a huge deal. But I wasn't the boss. Sometimes we have to go with what we don't think is very fair. It's just the way life is. And all you can do if learn from it.

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