(Closed) How do you feel about this job posting?

posted 4 years ago in Career
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  • Post # 2
    2511 posts
    Sugar bee

    xstitchbride425:  Unfortunately, that family probably had a bad experience with a mentally unstable babysitter and they don’t want to go down that road again.

    I agree with what you’re saying though, they shouldn’t discriminate, but I’m sure they’re just trying to take extra precaution with their children.

    Post # 3
    857 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree with above… I dont think you can legally disciminate that way, but it is understanable.

    Post # 4
    2292 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it’s acceptable. I don’t know of it’s legal or illegal; I’m not sure about what laws there are when it comes to what traits people can rule out when it comes to hiring babysitters.

    It seems to me that these people don’t want to take a chance and have something bad happen. There are already risks in hiring someone to care for a child, and it’s possible that this stipulation is to add one more layer of protection. I thinks it’s likely that they’ve already had or seen a bad experience involving babysitters with mental health issues, and they simply aren’t willing to take another chance with it. Mental health can, after all, have a direct impact on how the child(ren) are taken care of, unlike ethnicity, nationality, etc. 

    I see why this can be offensive, but ultimately it’s their decision and they’re not wrong for taking mental health into account. 

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