Saturday, June 10, 2006


I finally got a job! Sort of. ER had a babysitting job lined up for the summer but can't do it anymore because of her internship/other job/mono. So she referred me to the woman and she called me today. I'm going over to meet the mother/kid and babysit for a few hours on Tuesday. It's going to be around 15 hours a week, but possibly (hopefully) more.

ER said she was getting $10/hr for this, but the woman asked me how much I charge over the phone, and I didn't have the time to think, "Oh, I should lie," and I just said $6 or $7 because that's true! I don't know what kind of shitty babysitting jobs I had in high school, but I never got paid much more than $5/hr. Maybe $6. I got paid more at Sears. Ugh.

Then again, I am kind of a terrible babysitter. I've never had a kid die or get lost or anything, but my method of dealing with them is to let them wander off while I watch TBS. I tend to keep interaction to a minimum. That's not gonna fly this summer, though, because A) I'll be spending 15 hours a week with this kid (an 8-year-old named Joanie), and B) I'm also supposed to sort of tutor her in math and English. Oh...kay. Not that I mind, but I feel bad for the poor 2nd grader whose mom is going to make her do math worksheets all summer.


At 12:53 PM, Blogger lil' meshugina said...

heh, i didn't even know about the tutoring. and, idiot! she gave me 30 bucks for doing NOTHING the other day for 3 hours.

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Nate said...

I want that job too!
$7.50 an hour to fold clothes isnt gonna cut it
And I'd probably be a better tutor too!

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Vinti Singh said...

i used to get $5 in high school from this one family in high school, but then when i came back from college i started getting $12 from the same people, like my value went up with education.

also, i once babysat for these craaazy rich people in one of those mansion neighborhoods and i...this si the first time i'm ever telling anyone...i went in the mom's closet when the baby went to sleep and looked at all the designer ish. it was pretty awesome.


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