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"Choosing beggar" is an online term used to describe people who make unreasonable or entitled demands. And there's a whole subreddit dedicated to this colorful bunch.

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, parents make up a considerable number of them. So we at Bored Panda decided to try and see what their requests are usually about. Turns out, child care is arguably their top priority.

To show you that some moms and dads need a reality check, we compiled a collection of moments when they tried to get someone to watch their kids for (basically) free.

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Sister Sent Me This...she Was Blocked Immediately After

Sister Sent Me This...she Was Blocked Immediately After

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Michael P (Perthaussieguy)
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What total a*****e parents. I hope they had extreme difficulty in getting anymore childminders

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Even though they're getting called out for the way they go about it, parents who are sending kids to daycare know that it can be a huge chunk of the family budget.

For example, in the US, the average cost is about $10,000 a year, but it's more than double that in many places across the country.

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Free Babysitter Needed

Free Babysitter Needed

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Phoenix
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sure there's plenty of pedos and serial killers who would gladly volunteer... FILL OUT THE FORMS, FFS!

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The Second I Saw “Someone Who Is Looking Into Babysitting” I Knew She Was Looking For Free Childcare

The Second I Saw “Someone Who Is Looking Into Babysitting” I Knew She Was Looking For Free Childcare

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Another Mom Refusing To Pay For Babysitting, People Can Sure Be Mean Sometimes

Another Mom Refusing To Pay For Babysitting, People Can Sure Be Mean Sometimes

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

More stories like this need to name and shame the lying trash that pulls this kind of thing. This is also why you always get it in writing.

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According to the US Labor Department, the average price of preschool and daycare is up 6% from last year and nearly double the overall inflation rate of 3.2%.

Big parts of the problem can be attributed to increasing labor costs and rising demand with more parents going back to the office post-pandemic. 

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#7

It's Always A "Nanny" That They Want For Dirt Cheap Or Less

It's Always A "Nanny" That They Want For Dirt Cheap Or Less

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looking for someone with no problems with the law in order to enter into a conspiracy to evade tax. No wonder they want a Trump fan...

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#8

Cb Wants Somebody To Watch Their Toddler For $3.33 An Hour

Cb Wants Somebody To Watch Their Toddler For $3.33 An Hour

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Child care is gaining resonance in economic and business circles, but it's losing ground in the political arena.

Funding put in place during the pandemic is set to run out this month, and advocates warn that once the US hits that "child care cliff," some centers will either have to raise prices even more, cut staff, or shut their doors.

#9

$15 A Day! And She Needs Overnight Care Too

$15 A Day! And She Needs Overnight Care Too

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Glenn Cuneo
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your son has special needs? I'm a Special Education Teacher. I'll do it for my base pay. $55.00 an hour. Overnight? You're looking at $100 an hour, firm.

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#10

75 Cents An Hour For Babysitting

75 Cents An Hour For Babysitting

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#11

For Market Price, You Can Clean Our House And Watch Our Kids!

For Market Price, You Can Clean Our House And Watch Our Kids!

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LuLuBelle
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only $1k a month and comes with free chores and housework! What a deal!

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#12

Babysitter Wanted, Must Be In Collage

Babysitter Wanted, Must Be In Collage

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Krissy G.
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Always the people with the most kids paying the least money. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Employment in the sector still hasn't recovered from 2020, in part because wage growth in the under-resourced industry hasn't kept pace with other low-wage sectors.

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This Parent Who "Can Only Do $6 An Hour" For A Babysitter To Come And Watch Their Kids Five Days A Week

This Parent Who "Can Only Do $6 An Hour" For A Babysitter To Come And Watch Their Kids Five Days A Week

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#14

Watch My Kid For 50+hrs A Week For $100 Each Week...also, Have 3 Years Babysitting Experience And Preferably A Cpr Certificate

Watch My Kid For 50+hrs A Week For $100 Each Week...also, Have 3 Years Babysitting Experience And Preferably A Cpr Certificate

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Need A Babysitter/Slave

Need A Babysitter/Slave

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Jane No Dough
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sooo messed up! I was a kid like these, getting dumped at barely paid strangers homes with zero concern for my safety or well being by a desperate immature single mom with no support system.

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On top of that, babysitting rates rose 9.7% in the US in 2022 — a bit less than the 11% hike seen in 2021, but still outpacing inflation for the second year in a row.

A shortage of babysitters and higher pay that those remaining are able to command are creating seismic ripples in the labor market, keeping some parents at home or in precarious care arrangements.

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Babysit My Kid Full Time And I'll Pay You $30 A Day! $3 An Hour, Such A Steal!

Babysit My Kid Full Time And I'll Pay You $30 A Day! $3 An Hour, Such A Steal!

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Possibility of joining us on family outings to help out"-> Some people really shouldn't have kids.

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#18

Wants A Nanny For Less Than $5/Hour

Wants A Nanny For Less Than $5/Hour

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Kathy Potts
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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Should have thought about childcare costs before getting pregnant.

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#19

I Don’t Think Anyone Is Going To Want To Watch Your 4 Year Old For $3 An Hour

I Don’t Think Anyone Is Going To Want To Watch Your 4 Year Old For $3 An Hour

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#20

Someone’s Want Add For A Babysitter 3 Days A Week

Someone’s Want Add For A Babysitter 3 Days A Week

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aside from the payment, this one seems the least unreasonable until now

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Last year, the national average babysitting rate was $22.68 an hour for one child, $25.37 an hour for two, and $27.70 an hour for three. That's a staggering 21% jump in just two years.

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#21

The Audacity Of This Woman

The Audacity Of This Woman

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$250 A Week For 69 Hours Babysitting, And She Is Playing The Single Mom Sympathy Card

$250 A Week For 69 Hours Babysitting, And She Is Playing The Single Mom Sympathy Card

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Having to be there for 4.45am would probably mean waking up at 4am. That would require some big money for compensation (I’m not a morning person) then having to work for twelve hours... 😴😴😴

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#23

$3/Hr To Babysit Your 5 Year Old? Yeah No Thanks…

$3/Hr To Babysit Your 5 Year Old? Yeah No Thanks…

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#24

You Must Be Cute, Pay My Brother To Babysit, And You Must Surprise Me

You Must Be Cute, Pay My Brother To Babysit, And You Must Surprise Me

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So even though it's hard to sympathize with someone as entitled as most of the parents in these pictures, their opportunistic "hunts" for people to look after their kids can be interpreted as signs of a bigger problem.

51% of U.S. parents say they spend over 20% of their income on child care, which is far more than the 7% that the federal government defines as "affordable."

#26

Local Babysitting Group, ~$2/Hour Opportunity!!

Local Babysitting Group, ~$2/Hour Opportunity!!

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I definitely think this person has a reason for posting this out of the ordinary request.. I am very curious, but I don't think everyone should be so quick to judge her ... I think it speaks volumes that she's aware of how odd her request sounds and acknowledging it should indicate that it's more of a "private and personal matter" that she's willing to explain . Needless to say I am personally more curious than weirded-out by this one.

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#27

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

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

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#28

Local Fb Group Mom Wants To Pay $100 A Week For Babysitting Overnight And Getting Child To School

Local Fb Group Mom Wants To Pay $100 A Week For Babysitting Overnight And Getting Child To School

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5.83 An Hour. To Chase A Toddler For 12 Hours A Day. In Comments Says It Would Be Ideal For A Retired Person. Claims Nothing Is Wrong With That Pay, She Herself Would Take It!

5.83 An Hour. To Chase A Toddler For 12 Hours A Day. In Comments Says It Would Be Ideal For A Retired Person. Claims Nothing Is Wrong With That Pay, She Herself Would Take It!

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Please no hate comments"... I think she's had difficulty in getting people to work 4am - 4pm 5 days a week (60hrs).

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