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Hiring a babysitter

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complain

Why the sitters delay their application at the last minute. I talked nearly 10 sitters and all of them postpone... It is really ridiculous. It is not professional


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Can a babysitter charge to watch a 17 year old? My stepmom has 3 children which her babysitter watches but she send me to the library to spend my entire day. She claims its because the lady will charge extra to "watch" me (but she never actually asked).

I'm nearly a legal adult. Could the childrens babysitter really charge for that?


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gift of a babysitter?

Would it be weird to give someone the gift of a sitter from care?


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No call no show and no response. she I look for other care and how to tell her?

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