As our lives online collide with real life, it gets harder and harder to maintain any kind of “professional” distance with anyone we’ve “friended” on Facebook. Remember the perils of friending co-workers, clients, and bosses and the horror stories you may have heard about people getting fired for scandalous photos or nasty status updates?
Well, that doesn’t just apply to the corporate drones, it applies to everyone.
So before you accept or send that well-intentioned friend request, be sure you consider what you might see and how it would affect your opinion and working relationship with your sitter.
All parents want the babysitter they trust their little ones with to have sound judgment, brains and personality in hopes that they will provide the kind of intellectual or creative stimulation for their kids that they themselves would. It’s only natural that we would want the sitter to be more interested in homework and baking cookies than going out and getting wrecked, right? Nobody expects their sitter to be a nun, of course, especially a college-aged babysitter or nanny, but no parent wants to know that their sitter got high as a kite the night after they watched their kids. Or that they dressed as a slutty nurse for Halloween. Or that they wear a thong under extremely short skirts.
I present twelve reasons to think twice before you click “accept” to your babysitter’s friend request. Culled from the depths of lamebook.com, which chronicles the worst and funniest Facebook offenses to be offered up by the “friends” of the offenders.
Disclaimer: I don’t know if any of the women featured in the slideshow are actual babysitters, they are merely doing a poor job representing the age and gender of a “typical” babysitter.
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