Mom offers incredible sum for babysitting per hour, facing backlash online

By Jurassic JennJun 28, 2024 13:12 PMCuriosity
Share:
Babysitting
Babysitting. Source: nz.news.yahoo.com

A mother from Flagstaff, Arizona, found herself at the center of criticism after posting an advertisement seeking a live-in nanny for her two children. The contentious part of the ad? The strikingly low pay: just 28p per hour, equating to a monthly salary of $600 (£472). This was reported by SSPDaily.

Many social media users took to platforms like Reddit to voice their frustration, deeming the offer an unfair remuneration for what is expected to be a demanding and responsible role. The ad specified that the selected candidate would be responsible for caring for the three and five-year-old children for a staggering 55 hours each week, in addition to household duties such as meal preparation and maintaining cleanliness.

To compound matters, the job only provided accommodation between Sunday and Thursday evenings, leaving the nanny to navigate living arrangements during their off days. Required qualifications for the position included a valid driver's license, a reliable vehicle, a clean background check, and CPR and first aid certification.

Naturally, the rate offered raised concerns about fair compensation, with one Reddit user questioning how anyone could responsibly consider such a position. Others were quick to point out that the payment not only fell below minimum wage requirements but also failed to provide adequate time off for personal pursuits or additional work necessary to earn a livable income.

Comparisons were made to historical wages, as one user humorously remarked that the wage of 28p an hour might have sufficed in 1924 but is certainly unrealistic in the year 2024. Similarly, another user shared their experience as a live-in nanny in previous decades, underscoring the stark contrast in appropriate compensation.

Top Articles
Why ringing in the ears - spiritual meaning

Spiritual meaning of ringing in the left and right ear

Jul 24, 2024 17:39 PM
White-headed eagle - meaning

The significance of meeting a bald eagle in spiritual sense: symbolism of the bird

Jul 24, 2024 12:16 PM

Meaning of the name Mia in spiritual meaning. What do the letters hide?

Jul 24, 2024 10:13 AM

What does it mean to meet a black cat? Spiritual meaning and symbolism

Jul 23, 2024 18:35 PM
More News
Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar withdraws from Olympics due to fatigue

Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar withdraws from Olympics due to fatigue

Jul 24, 2024 20:56 PM
NASA's Artemis II moon mission

NASA's Artemis II moon mission rocket core stage on way to Kennedy Space Center

Jul 24, 2024 20:34 PM

Residents of This Small US Town Are Known for Celebrating UFO Incident Every Year

Jul 24, 2024 20:14 PM

How long can cooked chicken really last in the refrigerator?

Jul 24, 2024 19:52 PM
5 Best Cartoon Shows for Kids Learning English

5 Best Cartoon Shows for Kids Learning English

Jul 24, 2024 19:08 PM
Representatives of three zodiac signs should prepare for a twist of fate in love lives

Representatives of three zodiac signs should prepare for a twist of fate in love lives

Jul 24, 2024 18:47 PM
OnePlus Open 2 Tipped to Get 6,000mAh Battery

OnePlus Open 2 Tipped to Get 6,000mAh Battery

Jul 24, 2024 18:25 PM
Former England international Ben Youngs undergoes heart surgery following collapse at training session

Former England international Ben Youngs undergoes heart surgery following collapse at training session

Jul 24, 2024 18:04 PM
Three zodiac signs will find an unconventional approach to challenging projects next week

Three zodiac signs will find an unconventional approach to challenging projects next week

Jul 24, 2024 17:44 PM

Only those with high IQ can spot hidden object in baffling optical illusion

Jul 24, 2024 17:23 PM

Xiaomi SU7 Ultra revealed: details

Jul 24, 2024 16:59 PM
NASA's Juno mission

NASA's Juno mission captures the colorful and chaotic clouds of Jupiter

Jul 24, 2024 16:39 PM
Representatives of three zodiac signs may face the increase of family disputes

Representatives of three zodiac signs may face the increase of family disputes

Jul 24, 2024 16:18 PM
The Green Agenda of Paris Games: 7 Innovative Solutions Being Implemented at the Biggest Sports Event of 2024

The Green Agenda of Paris Games: 7 Innovative Solutions Being Implemented at the Biggest Sports Event of 2024

Jul 24, 2024 15:58 PM
Sam Smith

Sam Smith Details ‘Awful’ Skiing Accident: ‘Couldn’t Walk for a Month’

Jul 24, 2024 15:32 PM

Experienced NASA Astronaut Claims to Have 'Felt' Jesus During His Space Trip

Jul 24, 2024 14:52 PM

Three zodiac signs will seek out new adventures: horoscope for July 24

Jul 24, 2024 14:29 PM
Sparse AI MCU Enhances Edge Voice Processing and Cleanup

Sparse AI MCU Enhances Edge Voice Processing and Cleanup

Jul 24, 2024 14:08 PM
5 Best Drama Movies Of 2023

5 Best Drama Movies Of 2023

Jul 24, 2024 13:47 PM
Three zodiac signs to showcase emotional balance and inner stability at the end of July

Three zodiac signs to showcase emotional balance and inner stability at the end of July

Jul 24, 2024 13:26 PM
Representatives of three zodiac signs might explore new financial opportunities

Representatives of three zodiac signs might explore new financial opportunities

Jul 24, 2024 13:06 PM
Black Holes and Dark Matter

Astrophysicists Make Groundbreaking Discovery Linking Supermassive Black Holes and Dark Matter

Jul 24, 2024 12:43 PM

Why Hailey Bieber Concealed Her Pregnancy and the Challenges She Faced

Jul 24, 2024 12:23 PM

Three zodiac signs should offer assistance and support to others: horoscope for July 24

Jul 24, 2024 12:04 PM
Rivian is set to introduce their highly anticipated R3X

Rivian is set to introduce their highly anticipated R3X

Jul 24, 2024 11:38 AM
Woman Advised to 'Never Chase a Man' After Awkward First Date

Woman Advised to 'Never Chase a Man' After Awkward First Date

Jul 24, 2024 11:18 AM