Thursday, September 27, 2012

Who To Not Hire As Your Babysitter.

I've been looking for a babysitter using the the usual babysitter boards that I will not mention until I am paid millions of dollars to mention them.  There is not a standalone quality that makes candidates a shoe-in for an interview, but there is one that crosses them off the list immediately.

If the candidate is 20 years or younger and has a child, I will not hire her because somewhere in the not too distant past her strengths did not include "responsibility" or "wise decision making."

I hear the bleeding hearts out there gasping and telling me everyone deserves a second chance.  Go ahead and judge me and my babysitter profiling, but don't think for a second I believe you would leave your baby with likes of these ladies.

Who To Not Hire As Your Babysitter.



12 comments:

  1. I think I'd have to agree!
    Hope you find someone that works for you... who isn't one of these ladies..umm girls... pictured! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think your reasoning makes sense. If someone were 25 and had a 7-year-old, I'd probably be okay with that, figuring she was more mature than your average 25-year-old. And also, she's learned some judgment if she doesn't have a 7-year-old, 4-year-old and 1-year-old! But, at under 20, they probably haven't attained that sense of judgment. Good luck.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Go with your gut mama!! I can't imagine trying to find a babysitter for E, no one would be good enough!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, I will not be leaving the house until they babysitter has been here several times with me hiding in my bedroom. I'm serious.

      Delete
  4. Good luck finding a great babysitter.

    ReplyDelete
  5. haha!!!

    deborah makes a good point above - it could be an indication of learned maturity if they're a little older but had a kid when they were young.

    good luck! I found mine on craiglist - I got about 50 replies, about 10 of which were worthy of a reply...4 of those turned into interviews and then I picked a great gal! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've gotten so many replies! I've started knocking people off the list fast - if there's not picture they're gone and if they were a teen mom they're out.

      Delete
  6. Finding a babysitter is so hard! I found ones who were awesome on paper but interviewing in person, not so much. It's such a process! When we found one we liked I ended up overpaying her a bit to keep her so I wouldn't have to go through the process all over again, time is money, yes? Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh, your profiling makes perfect sense to me!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've just decided that unless a grandma is in town, it ain't happening. My child and I are glued together for life.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I want to go that route, too, but my husband wants to start "having a life" again. Booooooo!

      Delete