|don't mean to just complain but...
||[Jun. 16th, 2006|05:43 pm]
... extraordinarily shitty things keep happening to me, and I can't help but post them.
I JUST GOT FIRED FROM MY BABYSITTING JOB.
recap on summer/spring:
Parents getting divorced
Moving out of childhood home
Denied the full time, well-paying job that I was promised not a month and a half before
Accepted to work as an underpaid childcare provider (6/hr for one kid 8/hr for two= underpaid)
Fired from babysitting job because I'm apparently too expensive.
Okay, granted I did sleep through my alarm the first time I was supposed to babysit, which I know is totally unacceptable, but I apologized a lot and the mom was all like 'oh no, don't worry about it, it wasn't a huge deal, no no, of course we'd love to still have you'. And she's been nothing but sweet ever since. Then today I had to get a ride home from the dad (who I had never met before today) and he laid me off. And he sounded like they had been talking about it, so it was kind of shitty of his wife to be all fake and sweet about it this morning. I almost wondered if they hadn't talked about it though, and that he had just been making shit up, since he had to ask me what my pay rate was before he payed me. I don't know. Probably they just can't afford me, and probably they had talked about it before. It's just... bullshit. I mean, he said it would be less than $6/hr for the two of them to go to daycare (though I shudder to wonder what kind of daycare is that cheap), but I can't, wont work for minimum wage to babysit.
I mean, when we agreed that I would babysit for them I said $8-10 per hour, and she said 'sure that sounds reasonable, just let me know what you're exact rate is when you come the first day' then I didn't how up the first day because of my alarm, and I felt so bad that I said 'why don't we do $6 per hour when I have just one of them and $8 per hour when I have both' Now I'm being fired cause I wont take both for $5 per hour. Sorry, no can do. Of course now I'm making $0/hr, but at least I have full-time availability to apply for other jobs. Fuck. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!