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Should I have to babysit my younger sister for free?

During the summer I am always stuck babysitting my younger 11 year old sister while my dad is at work, but I have a real job too. One time I had to work during the day from like 9-4 and he got all mad at me and said what is your sister going to do? She can't be home alone for that long!

Is it fair that he made her my responsibility and wants me to put babysitting my little sister for free over my own free time and responsibilities?

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I don't think you should have to, but I think it is good to help out your parents and obey. You might need that money badly, but family comes before money and everything else. If you were fired from your job, you would go back to the same dad.

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I think it would be nice if you do

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yessss....u should babysit her for free..after all she is your sis..

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I think for what your parents had been giving you, You owe it to them to help them because you are family. A person can never repay the giving of his/her parent, so the right things to do is to to try and help them as much as you could even with out them asking.

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C'mon she is your little sister. Would you take money for taking care of your own sister?

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First off yes you should babysit for free your parent/s have done a lot for you so you dont need to be getting any money for taking care of family. Second tell your dad you have a job also and you should not be forced to take care of your little sister but put it in a heart to heart conversation. Third I hope he sees thats wrong to make you watch her.

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It doesn't seem fair and it certainly isn't fun. Where is your mom? I can tell you that things right now are financially hard for A LOT of people. Of course I don't know you but I can probably guess your Dad is trying to make sure that the bills are paid and worrying about keeping his job. There are no guarantees anymore. If its just you 3 and no Mom, your Dad might not know what to do with your sis. Putting you in charge might be taking a lot of stress off him. I wouldn't ask to be paid. What I would ask is if you could have a little break now and then.

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I don really mind not being paid too much I jus don't like that he makes her my responsibility when I already have other responsibilities like work.
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You just need to have an honest conversation and say that you need a break sometimes.
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I think that you should babysit your sister for free BUT...if you have a real job and are getting paid, that comes first. You made a commitment to your employer that you will show up to work. You can't just not show up to work bc you will be fired. I think you should give your dad your work schedule. I mean you are stuck babysitting her anyways. At least you can give your dad notice and he won't be depending on you to watch your sister. This way he has no right to be mad when you have to work. He should realize you can't just call into work one day to babysit your sister. Especially last minute notice. But your parents will always be there for you, for the rest of your life. Im sure your parents have done nice things for you. And will continue doing nice things for you as you get older. Be nice.

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It may not be fair but it is real life.

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