Times are tough everywhere, and many of us are cutting back on the little luxuries. Things like going to the movies, eating out, cable TV, you know, just, whatever….ensuring the health and safety of our offspring, etc, etc, etc.
You are looking for someone to care for your infant more than full-time. Let’s review the terms.
That works out to $1.85/hr. That is surprising! And insane.
The only babysitter you will get for less than $2/hour will be a meth addicted child molester. And even they would probably think it’s too much trouble. It’s bad enough that you are offering some craigslist weirdo $16 for a nine hour day of childcare. But the sheer brass balls of attaching requirements is what truly sets this posting apart.
- First aid certified would be a “plus”? No. At that salary, someone who will not immediately sell your 2-month old child on the black market would be a “plus”
- “NON-SMOKING!” Listen. YOU ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO BE MAKING DEMANDS. Or yelling.
- “Experience needed.” Right. Experience in… indentured servitude?
- “Must have transportation and a cell phone.” Cool. But I assume it’s OK if they are imaginary? Because I’m not sure if you know this, but I only make $1.85/hr. I know, crazy, right!? So let’s just pretend this half-melted Snickers bar is my iPhone. As for transportation, I’ll have my sister roll me to your door each morning in the rusty wheelbarrow we keep in the tool shed. We can pretend it’s a ’92 Camry.
AvoidThisJob is not entirely unsympathetic to the plight of this poster. Times are tough. The child care options for working parents in America are embarrassing and backwards. But paying a stranger $1.84/hr to watch an infant whose skull hasn’t even fully formed yet? Not the solution. It cannot possibly be. Please, find another way.
Everyone (especially you, child molesters and drug addicts)… avoid this job.