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Old 05-29-2016, 01:56 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Any psych meds would be an instant disqualification.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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Any psych meds would be an instant disqualification.
Again, it would be illegal under the ADA act to discriminate in hiring due to mental illness or any other disability.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:17 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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We rarely if ever used babysitters. Our children were that important.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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We rarely if ever used babysitters. Our children were that important.


Something folks have no family nearby to help out. Doesn't mean their kids were less important to them.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:09 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Something folks have no family nearby to help out. Doesn't mean their kids were less important to them.
Yeah. We had zip, zero family to help; therefore we relied on and depended on ourselves.

Afterall, we made the decision to be parents/ to sacrifice.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Any psych meds would be an instant disqualification.
So, you asked every potential nanny or babysitter if they were on any "psych meds"? Did you demand proof if they said "No"?

And, I guess that you asked your mother and father and MIL & FIL and your sisters and brothers & SILs & BILs and anyone else who might babysit your children if they were on any "psych meds", too?

And how did that work out for you?
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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As a babysiter, sure I'd hire her.

After all, it's not like depression is something contagious that the kids are going to catch. It wouldn't bother me in the slightest.

If it was a live-in nanny, then it might be a factor for me.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Yeah. We had zip, zero family to help; therefore we relied on and depended on ourselves.

Afterall, we made the decision to be parents/ to sacrifice.
Glad it worked for you. Still doesn't mean the children of those who use sitters are less important to their parents than those who do use sitters.

The topic is depression. No need to pull out the high horse.
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Yes, I would. Someone told you they were taking medication for depression? Now that's crazy!
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:35 PM
 
Location: here
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I call B's on this whole thread. Bottom line, you won't know and can't legally ask. It's mental health month. I suggest you all read up on depression. Most of you obviously don't know anything about it.
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