When a software engineer was asked to babysit for her cousin, she quoted her freelance rate of $35 an hour. This led to a heated argument with her cousin, who accused her of being entitled and selfish. The engineer explained that babysitting would be harder for her than routine coding work, and that she didn't want to go too low. However, her cousin's husband insulted her, saying that her time wasn't worth that much and that she was acting like a child. In the end, the engineer refused to babysit and her family thought she was in the wrong. What do you think? Was the engineer being unreasonable, or was her cousin being unfair? Read more to find out.
Software engineer charges cousin $35/hour to babysit, family calls her entitled
Balancing a full-time job and freelance coding as a side hustle
Side hustles or entitlement? Engineer charges family for babysitting 🤔
Software engineer justifies charging family member for babysitting services.
Babysitting drama during Christmas vacation 🧒💰
When work and family time clash, is it entitlement? 🤔
Software engineer finds new source of income as babysitter.
Long drive but short on entertainment 🚗👶
Babysitting for family: favor or paid service? 💰👨👩👧
Babysitting or Software Engineering? How much is your time worth?
Babysitting rates cause family drama 💰😬
A software engineer charges $35/hour to babysit her cousin's kids👶
Software engineer charged family for babysitting, admits difficulty 🤱
Babysitting at $35/hour? Is the software engineer entitled?
Cousin charged $35/hour for babysitting, called entitled and selfish.
👶💰 Software engineer charges family for babysitting services
Family criticizes software engineer's high babysitting rate 💰
Family criticizes engineer for charging $35/hr to babysit cousin 🤔
Engineer defends charging family for babysitting, faces backlash 🔥
Charging $35/hour to babysit? AITA for being entitled?
Software engineer charges cousin $35/hour to babysit, family calls her entitled 🤑
A software engineer charged her cousin $35 per hour to babysit her three kids for three days. The family was outraged and called her entitled, saying that babysitting should only cost $15 an hour. Despite explaining that her freelance hourly rates were $60, she valued her time at no less than $35 for doing difficult work. The engineer had side hustles and enjoyed putting her free time into work. Although she was already ahead of schedule on all her freelance work, she agreed to babysit as long as she got paid close to her freelance rates. The family was not happy with her number, and tensions rose when the engineer was called stupid and childish for valuing her time at $35. Did she ask for too much? Or was her time and effort worth the price? Read on to see what others think and share your thoughts below.
Fair compensation for babysitting 3 kids for 3 days, NTA.
NTA for charging fair rate, husband sounds sexist and entitled 🤑
Charging family for babysitting makes her entitled? NTA 🙄
$15 for babysitting three kids is absurd, NTA 👶🏻💰
Female software engineer called 'entitled' for charging for babysitting
💰 Family/friends discounts? 🤔 NTA charges fair rate for babysitting.
Commenter defends software engineer's decision to charge for babysitting.
Setting boundaries during vacation time, NTA for charging.
Charging $35/hour for babysitting 3 kids during holidays - fair or entitled? 💰
Charging family for babysitting puts you in a**hole category, but family's entitled reaction makes them no better 🙄
Valuing your time is important 📅. Charging for babysitting fair.
Software engineer cousin charges $35/hour to babysit, called entitled. Commenter defends OP and calls out cousin's financial irresponsibility. 💸
Family asks software engineer cousin to babysit without pay, then complains when she offers her freelance rate. Commenters debate whether she's the asshole or not.
Family expects free labor, commenter calls out their entitlement. 🙄
Software engineer defends charging cousin for babysitting, gets attacked.
Charge whatever you want! NTA for valuing your time 💰
Valuing your time is important, NTA 👍💰
Babysitting for three days is essentially parenting. 💰
Polite NTA comment sparks heated discussion about entitlement and worth 💰
Defending her worth as a software engineer and babysitter 💪
Babysitting rates cause family feud 💰👶
Setting a price for babysitting is personal and fair 💰
Clarification on the hours charged for babysitting services.
Babysitting at software developer rates? ESH for unrealistic expectations.
Defending high price for babysitting, calling out hypocrisy 👀
Babysitting for three days is more than a simple family favor 😬
Cousin and husband are AHs for expecting free babysitting. NTA.
Setting the record straight on babysitting entitlement 🍼💰
Standing up for your worth 💪 You're NTA in this situation.
Empower yourself! Your time is valuable 💰💪
Female software engineer defends fair price for babysitting services 💻👶
Defending the babysitting rate: NTA saves family money 💰
Charge what you're worth 💰💼 Family can't expect free labor.