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Firing Your Babysitter for Being Too Pretty and Making Your Children Insecure - Whatever

May 31, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 192

As a former business person I applaud those who get out and start their own businesses rather than complaining about how bad the economy is, or the challenges they've had trying to get a job. Not long ago, I met a young lady in Starbucks who was interviewing an older lady for a job. Her business was a babysitting company that helped hire babysitters that families could trust, and with one phone call they could call up and schedule a trustworthy individual to come do this sitting.

After the interview I asked the young lady how business was going, and also asked if she ever hired dog sitters, as most people have dogs, and in this particular neighborhood people do a lot of traveling, and often they cannot take their dogs with them. She said she had considered getting into that business, along with a dog walking services as a complementary business model. Later in the conversation she told me a horrible story about one of her customers.

You see, her customer called to complain that the babysitter she sent over was too pretty. The babysitter was fine in every other regard, she knew how to cook, was good with the children, and even helped them with their reading and homework. However, that wasn't good enough because the girl was too pretty, she had been a cheerleader, dressed impeccably, and was always sure to look sharp. It turned out the customer was also a psychologist, and didn't want her two daughters to try to emulate the all too good-looking babysitter.

Now then, I understand were all of this comes from in a society that tries to make everyone equal. Still, the reality is people are not equal in all ways. Some people are smarter, some people are more athletic, and some people are prettier based on our cultural bias. There's not much we can do about that, those are the facts of life, and these two daughters are going to learn that eventually.

When the gal running the babysitting company explained this to her customer, the psychologist merely said "I appreciate your concern and perspective on this, I really do, but we don't ever want to have that babysitter again, can you please send one who isn't so pretty." The gal running the babysitting company was upset because she didn't want to be prejudicial when hiring babysitters, and if this sort of thing happened too often, she could only hire the ugly ones.

Indeed, I think what's happened is that we've gone too far in our society with political correctness and trying to be fair, that we are actually making things unfair to the individual. The pretty babysitter just wanted to do the best job possible, and wanted to look nice while working, what's wrong with that? In this case the good-looking babysitter was penalized for trying to do her best - why? Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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