30 Posts From Delusional Parents Who Would Ask Babysitters To Pay Them, If They Could
"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.
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.
Free Babysitter Needed
The Second I Saw “Someone Who Is Looking Into Babysitting” I Knew She Was Looking For Free Childcare
Another Mom Refusing To Pay For Babysitting, People Can Sure Be Mean Sometimes
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.
It's Always A "Nanny" That They Want For Dirt Cheap Or Less
Cb Wants Somebody To Watch Their Toddler For $3.33 An Hour
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.
75 Cents An Hour For Babysitting
For Market Price, You Can Clean Our House And Watch Our Kids!
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.
This Parent Who "Can Only Do $6 An Hour" For A Babysitter To Come And Watch Their Kids Five Days A Week
Watch My Kid For 50+hrs A Week For $100 Each Week...also, Have 3 Years Babysitting Experience And Preferably A Cpr Certificate
This Is Not A Babysitting Job
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.
Babysit My Kid Full Time And I'll Pay You $30 A Day! $3 An Hour, Such A Steal!
Wants A Nanny For Less Than $5/Hour
I Don’t Think Anyone Is Going To Want To Watch Your 4 Year Old For $3 An Hour
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.
The Audacity Of This Woman
$250 A Week For 69 Hours Babysitting, And She Is Playing The Single Mom Sympathy Card
$3/Hr To Babysit Your 5 Year Old? Yeah No Thanks…
You Must Be Cute, Pay My Brother To Babysit, And You Must Surprise Me
So even though it's hard to sympathize with someone as entitled as most of the parents in these pictures, their opportunistic "hunts" for people to look after their kids can be interpreted as signs of a bigger problem.
51% of U.S. parents say they spend over 20% of their income on child care, which is far more than the 7% that the federal government defines as "affordable."
Babysit My Kid For 20$/Day
Local Babysitting Group, ~$2/Hour Opportunity!!
Babysitter Choosing Beggars; People Should Just Babysit For Free!!
Local Fb Group Mom Wants To Pay $100 A Week For Babysitting Overnight And Getting Child To School
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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