By Anonymous - Australia - Clayton
Today, I babysat a kid who was such a bratty little prick that I actually considered walking out on the job. After his mom finally got home 4 hours later, he called her a slut. When he got in trouble for it, he claimed that I taught him the word. Needless to say, I didn't get paid. FML
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I'm not sure about that. At my little brothers school there was some 4th grader going around calling all the first graders pussies and fucktards, there is also tv, Internet, and the possibility of overhearing it in public.

  andrmac  |  25

I would say by age 9 most kids have the full vocabulary of all the inappropriate words to say in front of their parents. That's between friends, school and siblings.


#3 probably said that because the OP mentioned that the boy's mum refused to pay her but did not mention anything about the boy's dad. It has nothing to do with putting all the blame on the mother.

  tbrill  |  15

Even better idea - have a friend get hired to babysit the kid (if they're willing to sit through it) and see if the same thing (or something similar) happens again. Then you'll know if the mum really did intend to not pay you.

By  mfmylifesrsly  |  29

I've been working with children for 10 years, I feel your pain OP. The brats are the worst and it's unfortunate you got stuck with not only a bratty child, but a mother who doesn't see that. I suggest trying to calmly talk to her, because you deserve to get paid.

By  rldostie  |  19

The parent can't deny you pay for services already rendered, especially considering you did the job required. The kid is alive and safe when the parent came home. That said, how does one go about making sure they get paid? Is it considered stealing if the employer doesn't pay the employee? Do you call the police or a lawyer. If it's a lawyer, I guess it wouldn't be worth it, and that's frustrating as hell because I'm betting the parent was all to happy to deny payment.

  countryb_cth  |  38

Since she's babysitting she is probably still young herself. The best way for her to get her money is to get her mom to talk to the brats mom. Going to court would just be a waste of time and money.

  Demon_of_Light  |  27

As a last resort, there's always public shaming. OP could post on any social media platform the mom is on, explaining what happened and suggesting that it's a bad idea for anyone to agree to babysit the kid as long as the mom refuses to pay for services rendered. She won't be able to find a babysitter, and may even face judgment from friends and family until the situation is resolved.