Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

10 HOURS AGO QUIZ! How confident are you? http://t.co/DECUaJcD21 pic.twitter.com/qw1aemhvcv

11 HOURS AGO Wondering why things are feeling weird within your crew, Virgo? It's written in the stars: http://t.co/ka1pd6zf9N

12 HOURS AGO Still hungry? 11 ways to revamp your snacks and stay feeling full longer: http://t.co/VwUAMQaIcx pic.twitter.com/3o9p3Gawvb

 

sponsored links

Sticky Sitting Sitches

 
You’re now down with the basics. But how do you handle these out-there babysitting bummers?

Dilemma: They keep asking you to sit…then don’t pay you.
Solution:  Write down the dates and hours you didn’t get paid and, when you sit for them again, remind them of the balance.  They say they don’t have enough cash on them?  Offer up, “No problem.  You can give me a check.”  Next time they call say, “I’d be happy to sit for you, but I need to get paid at the end of the night.”

Dilemma:  Their kids are monsters, and you never want to sit them again.
Solution:  No need to tell the parents their children make sitting through an evening of speaker feedback and chalk-screeching seem like a walk in the park.  If a few shots of, “Sorry, I’m busy that night!” don’t do the trick, use the old, “My schedule’s really tough this year, so I won’t be babysitting anymore.”

Dilemma:  The parents are drunk, and they’re supposed to drive you home.
Solution:  No way you’re getting in the car with someone whose breath could knock you over.  Simply say, “My dad wants to pick me up tonight…he needs to talk to me about something.”  March over to the phone before they can object.  A quick, “Dad?  It’s time for you to come get me,” should give your ‘rents the hint.

Dilemma:  They keep asking you to do stuff that’s not part of the deal.
Solution:  Picking up the kids’ toys is one thing…folding all the laundry or cooking a four-course dinner is another.  If not-my-job stuff happens every time, firmly say, “I know you need help, but I feel like this is a little outside of the babysitting box.  If you would like me to do housework, we’ll need to adjust how much I get paid.”

BY GL ON 3/5/2010 7:00:00 AM

POSTED IN

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
X
 
What does your bedroom look like?




 
 
Bump Up Your Babysitting Biz

Sometimes, it's what's Never Said that matters most...

 

Twin sisters Annie and Sarah couldn't be more different. But when Annie reveals a terrible secret, Sarah may be the only one who can help.

CLICK HERE to find out what happens when the silence is broken in Never Said, a touching new novel from Carol Lynch Williams.  

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links