Finding suitable childcare can be a real challenge for many parents. Especially when so many Americans don’t hide their suspicion towards their nannies; The Zebra survey has revealed that 4 in 5 Americans would record a nanny or pet sitter inside their home (79%).

Ongoing prejudice against babysitters, and the constant pressure so many parents put on them, all while navigating being a carer, a friend, a family member, and an employee at once is what makes babysitting probably one of the most demanding jobs out there.

But entitled parents make it way worse. Collected from the "Choosing Beggars" Reddit community, below are some of the worst nanny job offers posted online. From totally delusional requirements to offering $3/h for an experienced nanny with higher education, these posts scream only two things: “Run!” and “Now!”

#1

Babysitter Wanted, Must Be In Collage

Babysitter Wanted, Must Be In Collage

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Anna Rush
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1 month ago

Holy s**t what a crappy human.

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#2

Anyone Who Has Worked In Childcare Knows She Hit Babysitter Bingo

Anyone Who Has Worked In Childcare Knows She Hit Babysitter Bingo

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Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

As I say if you can't afford or won't pay a sitter a proper rate then stay at home and look after your own kids

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#3

Absolute Human Vermin

Absolute Human Vermin

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Lotus Flower
Community Member
1 month ago

If this is real, she’s truly too stupid to procreate

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Finding a babysitter for the very first time is a responsible moment mixed with nervous anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s the person you will be entrusting your child to. And while grandparents, friends and relatives seem like the perfect babysitters for some, in reality, welcoming a stranger to your family is a much more viable option for everyone.

But the challenge is not entrusting your child to the hand of a person you don’t really know but feel good about; the challenge is to find a good one and when you do, keep it in your family. However, many parents often commit babysitting sins, making the job a living nightmare for the nannies.

#4

Delusional Babysitter Requirements

Delusional Babysitter Requirements

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Lotus Flower
Community Member
1 month ago

These people are just awful humans. Can we return 1/3 of America and get our money back?

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#5

Free Babysitting

Free Babysitting

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Psycho Cat
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like momma wants some action, while daddy is maybe missing in action.

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#6

This Is Not A Babysitting Job

This Is Not A Babysitting Job

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Anna Rush
Community Member
1 month ago

My current boss has literally done this to other staff, deliberately tried to underpay them and push them into collecting Centrelink to "make up the rest, so it'll be just like you're getting paid normally!". She's a cow.

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Little things count. Inviting neighborhood kids without adding extra pay, or being late without warning and not offering any monetary compensation are among common faux pas. Some parents even seek to pay their nannies with goods and/or food rather than money. Being clear about payment from the very first day, whether it’s the transfer date or the exact sum of money, is crucial in order not to make it awkward well into the job.

#7

75 Cents An Hour For Babysitting

75 Cents An Hour For Babysitting

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 month ago

The baby won’t even accept that pay to watch itself

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#8

It's Hard

It's Hard

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David Blake
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1 month ago

Getting paid? For a job?! Ridiculous!

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#9

Parents Get Mad At Woman After She Asks $35/Hour To Babysit Their 3 Children

Parents Get Mad At Woman After She Asks $35/Hour To Babysit Their 3 Children

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Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope.

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Communication is key and not every babysitter can immediately pick up what you want them to do for their child. Guessing games usually don’t lead anywhere, so the first days should be spent together introducing your lifestyle, family habits, things the kid likes or doesn’t, as well as showing them around the house. Making sure you’re clear about routines and expectations will make their job easier and your mind clear.

But experts say communication should not stop at the introduction week. Maintaining a good, healthy bond with your babysitter is key, even if that means remodeling some things that don’t work. For example, if a late return is going to put your babysitter in a difficult position with public transport, then it’s worth thinking how you can help—whether by paying for a taxi, or offering to drive them home.

#10

Looking For An Experienced Babysitter At $3/Hour

Looking For An Experienced Babysitter At $3/Hour

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

This is my first and only son so naturally I'll only leave him with ridiculously underpaid sitters who will grow to resent their job a little more every day.

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#11

Mom Refuses To Pay Babysitter Because She ‘Gets Free Ice Cream And Day Of Fun’, So She Shows Her ‘Deleted’ Texts

Mom Refuses To Pay Babysitter Because She ‘Gets Free Ice Cream And Day Of Fun’, So She Shows Her ‘Deleted’ Texts

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Guido Pisano
Community Member
1 month ago

screenshots should be evidence of agreement for suing her

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#12

I'm Sure That $100 Per Week Will Go Far To Provide The Vegan Organic Food She's Demanding The Babysitter Supply

I'm Sure That $100 Per Week Will Go Far To Provide The Vegan Organic Food She's Demanding The Babysitter Supply

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Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

Little angels they all seem to be. She wants to pay almost nothing the sitter must provide quality vegan food out of what she earns is not allowed to study is not allowed to watch tv. Jeez lady,, do you think maybe you aren't a little certifiable. Your supposed to prize your children over everything yet you seem to value the mighty dollar more. Even a homeless person wanting to keep warm and dry wouldn't abide by this.

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#13

Lady Wants Babysitter To Watch Her Three Young Kids Including A 1 Month Old For $160 A Week From 7am-6pm Monday-Friday. Oh And They Need To Be Picked Up And Dropped Off As Well

Lady Wants Babysitter To Watch Her Three Young Kids Including A 1 Month Old For $160 A Week From 7am-6pm Monday-Friday. Oh And They Need To Be Picked Up And Dropped Off As Well

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Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

Are you insane??? You want them watched at someone else's home? Do you not love your kids? Holy s**t. Not even the insulting amount it's the fact that IF someone has good results in their papers you are willing to just hand your kids over into their care in those home. No. No way. You must not watch the news much to realise how many kids go missing.

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#14

"Sometimes The Baby Screams Or Throws Up Too"

"Sometimes The Baby Screams Or Throws Up Too"

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
1 month ago

Where I live it is required to stay the f**k at home when someone in your household has covid. It's called quarantine. Ask a neighbor or someone to do the shopping.

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#15

Potential Client Doesn’t Think I Can Do Math Apparently

Potential Client Doesn’t Think I Can Do Math Apparently

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Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't understand why are kids as old as these still in diapers? Is this like normal in US? I've already read it in several posts and I'm getting seriously confused...

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#16

I Wonder Why Her Babysitter Stopped Texting Her For Less Than $2 An Hour

I Wonder Why Her Babysitter Stopped Texting Her For Less Than $2 An Hour

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Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh dear. Do you really not understand why your last sitter stopped texting you!!!

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#17

Even Better, Someone Defended Her For The Amount She's Willing To Pay

Even Better, Someone Defended Her For The Amount She's Willing To Pay

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María Hermida
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a little over 50 cents per child per hour... you'll earn more begging in the street

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#18

Babysitter Needed: 3 Kids, $2.50/Hr

Babysitter Needed: 3 Kids, $2.50/Hr

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Eric Law
Community Member
1 month ago

News flash: it's not 1970 any more!

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#19

Paying You To Babysit Is “A Deal Breaker Sorry No”

Paying You To Babysit Is “A Deal Breaker Sorry No”

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Kt
Community Member
1 month ago

Not only is she not paying properly, she doesn't even have the decency to ask 'are you available to babysit tomorrow?'. So many adults need a lesson in manners.

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#20

Free Painting

Free Painting

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 month ago

Ignored

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#21

How Silly Of Me To Assume You Needed A Cat Sitter, I Wonder How I Came To That Conclusion!

How Silly Of Me To Assume You Needed A Cat Sitter, I Wonder How I Came To That Conclusion!

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Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm confused!! Did she or did she not ask this person to come cat sit in the initial text??? Then to say her cat doesn't need watched as she is quite used to some routine but turns it around that she was offering a play date for her cat and the sitters cat!!!

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#22

Childcare Is Sooooooo Easy, It Should Be Cheap Right?

Childcare Is Sooooooo Easy, It Should Be Cheap Right?

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Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

They sleep and eat all day?? thats the first I ever heard of kids eating while sleeping

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#23

Crazy Mom On Facebook Only Wants To Pay $300 A Month For Full Time Baby Sitter

Crazy Mom On Facebook Only Wants To Pay $300 A Month For Full Time Baby Sitter

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Karl Baxter
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Playing the “I’m in the military” card seems to be very common in the US. Why do you worship the armed services so much (& why do some clearly have no problem taking advantage of the same?). Strange.

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#24

Must Have A Bachelors Degree To Babysit My House

Must Have A Bachelors Degree To Babysit My House

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Lotus Flower
Community Member
1 month ago

Bachelor’s degree at $12 to be a boa fife assistant, housekeeper, gopher and babysitter? These ppl are so deeply entitled it’s getting embarrassing.

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#25

Single Mom (Blue) Was Looking For A Babysitter In My Neighborhood Facebook Group

Single Mom (Blue) Was Looking For A Babysitter In My Neighborhood Facebook Group

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Mart Se
Community Member
1 month ago

So those adult friends are unemployed bums?

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#26

$2/Hr For A Full Time (58 Hours/Week) Babysitting Job. Sweet Deal!!

$2/Hr For A Full Time (58 Hours/Week) Babysitting Job. Sweet Deal!!

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago

So when Monday threw Friday, where did Friday land?

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#27

Single Mom Would Like To Pay Less Than 2$ An Hour For Childcare

Single Mom Would Like To Pay Less Than 2$ An Hour For Childcare

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Ryan Kargel
Community Member
1 month ago

Less than two bucks an hour. I'd do it for free for a close friend or relative in a bind, and have, but for a paid gig this is a joke. Look into subsidized daycare.

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#28

Be A Very Specific Age, Have A Bachelor’s Degree, Be A Nanny, Housekeeper, Teacher And Personal Shopper...and More, All For $13/Hr

Be A Very Specific Age, Have A Bachelor’s Degree, Be A Nanny, Housekeeper, Teacher And Personal Shopper...and More, All For $13/Hr

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 month ago

What is up with the bachelor’s degrees, i wonder if these idiots know there’s a reason they have one

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#29

Family’s Requirements For A Babysitter Are So Crazy, They Got Shamed For It Online

Family’s Requirements For A Babysitter Are So Crazy, They Got Shamed For It Online

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MiriPanda
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't understand - they say 6-20 hours a week, but it also sounds like a live-in position?

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#30

Pay My Rent And Babysit For Me Too

Pay My Rent And Babysit For Me Too

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Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this real?

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#31

For $2 An Hour The Babysitter Is “Terrible” For Just Sitting On The Couch And Making Sure The Kids Are Safe

For $2 An Hour The Babysitter Is “Terrible” For Just Sitting On The Couch And Making Sure The Kids Are Safe

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Lotus Flower
Community Member
1 month ago

You get what you pay for.

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#32

A “Reasonable” Babysitter Willing To Work For Less Than $4 / Hr! Gtfoh!

A “Reasonable” Babysitter Willing To Work For Less Than $4 / Hr! Gtfoh!

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Deborah B
Community Member
1 month ago

The only way this could work is if a group of mums got together and all chipped in for one of them to look after everyones kids. I can see taking care of your own kid +3 more for $90 per day, but one-on-one, that's not happening.

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#33

My Neighbour. Oh And By "Sit In Her House" She Means Babysit Her Two Very High Needs Children

My Neighbour. Oh And By "Sit In Her House" She Means Babysit Her Two Very High Needs Children

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Derek Dufrane
Community Member
1 month ago

OK can I steal s**t at my leisure

#34

Babysitter Requirements For 2 Children: College Grad, Cpr Cert, Owns Car, 12+hours, Starts 4:30am. $12/Hr

Babysitter Requirements For 2 Children: College Grad, Cpr Cert, Owns Car, 12+hours, Starts 4:30am. $12/Hr

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

$13/hr doesn't seem awful for that in some regions. 'Especially if the sitter was allowed to bring their own kid, too. The degree requirement is classist though for sure.

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#35

Babysitter Choosing Beggars; People Should Just Babysit For Free!!

Babysitter Choosing Beggars; People Should Just Babysit For Free!!

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

In the U.S., workers are struggling for a livable wage. Note, that's different than a family wage. (Google it.) We used to have ample jobs that could support a family. No longer. We let wages stagnate. $12/hr may be what the parents are getting paid, but it's ridiculous to value a sitter's time significantly less than that.

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