By JazzyandAlice - 20/09/2009 06:06 - United States

Today, I went to babysit eight kids under the age of ten, all by myself. After five hours of Hell, the parents finally came back from the ASU game. I got paid $5. FML
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Why didn't you say anything?! Stand up for yourself!

I would say Hmm...$5 for 8 kids under 10? I think I'll tell everyone that goes to my school that you're cheap and you'll never be able to get a babysitter again!

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5 dollars an hour?!?!?!

try again...

No. 1 dollar per hour smart one. The same thing happened two me. I babysat 9 kids from australian. 5 of them were between the ages of 2-6 the rest were between 7-10. I babysat 4 hours and got payed $10. But then they said they were joking and gave me 40 dollars more. FYL

Five dollars an hour?! The way he said that you make her sound like a hooker.

sue them

I never baby sat, but I remember when I was a kid all the new baby sitters would always tell my parents the rates first....isnt that standard? that way you avoid things like this.....or am I missing something?

try $1 per hour. This is why you discuss your wages before you take the job.

The same thing happened two you? Do you mean too?

No, she means "to" you. Third time's a charm, I guess!

what? what r u doing wrong? I live in Australia and when I babysit I get paid at least $20/hr for 2 kids and $25/hr for 3 kids etc

shoulda set a price before u went

hm I do that onna weekly basis for free.

how does one conceive so many children

at least u got 1$ for every hour

i get payed $10 an hour with one kid. refuse to babysit them. babysit some rich ppl! ;)

oh that blows! btw... first!

u r not first and no one cares if u r!

Care enough to post about it.

I would say Hmm...$5 for 8 kids under 10? I think I'll tell everyone that goes to my school that you're cheap and you'll never be able to get a babysitter again!

That's actually a good idea, they wouldn't be able to find someone after that.

thats when you be VERY nice and then ask if you can babysit their angels again. if they hire you again steal their nice items and things like that

yeah, but this may actually get the person in trouble. I would tell them that I would babysit for them again, then when they called I would say that I would go. A couple minutes before you are supposed to be there I would tell them I got some other plans and will not be able to babysit after all, let them frantically look for another babysitter and ruin their plans for the evening for being such cheapskates. at least this one will not get the law involved.

Either babysit again and feed the kids redbull and prunce juice right before they'll get home. - or - Agree to babysit again, call 15 mins AFTER you're suppose to be there and say you remembered what cheap bastards they are. Definitely tell EVERYONE how cheap they are. To cheap to buy condoms!

wow.. what a rip off... that sucks :/ at least you know never to work for them again

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@ #109 ...man you ruined it all..

#109 needs to an hero. RIGHT NOW

Why didn't you say anything?! Stand up for yourself!

Yeah seriously, you should've stood your ground and said that was too little for the work you did. In the future though, discuss rates of pay beforehand so they can't screw you over.

oh, that's awful. i would be so livid if that happened to me; fyl.

YDI. Whenever you babysit, specify how much you want per hour beforehand. for 8 kids I would easily say 25-30 bucks per hour is possible. Also, stand up for yourself.

agreed.

On fmylife everything is your fault.

Even if you do agree on a payment before hand, that's not guarantee they will actually pay that ammount. I babysat 7 kids 5 days a week 9hours a day for three weeks (when I finally said "find a new babysitter"). I got $15. Total. The agreed on payment was $15 a day.

You agreed on $15 per day!? Well they just knew right then that you were stupid.

Actually I was technically watching them for free. The parents couldn't afford a sitter. The $15 was for food because I was babysitting at my own house, which means they were eating my food. I felt bad for the people, and the kids were nice. I didn't have the money to keep feeding the kids and if the parents weren't going to give me anything I couldn't keep watching them.

holy shit #11....you'd never get hired again if you wanted that much per hour!!

Actually that rate is cheap to normal if they took them to a daycare, for 8 kids.