‘My babysitter quit after reading my private texts – and I feel violated’

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Photo: Getty

This baby-sitter called it quits after she discovered texts between her employers.

What started as harmless banter between a couple, soon led to them losing their baby-sitter after she felt deeply hurt by their comments, Mirror reports.

Taking to Reddit anonymously, a mother-of-two revealed that she had a baby-sitter who’d bring her daughter to their home, while looking after the family’s kids. 

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The woman further revealed that she was once later for work because the baby-sitter once arrived 10 minutes late. The couple, who needed a sitter to look after their children while they were at work, decided to let the slide because it was the first time it had happened. 

“A day later, she lets me know that she’d been helping my daughter on her iPad and some texts popped up between me and my husband,” the woman wrote.

“I was complaining to him that the baby-sitter was late that morning and it made me late to work. Well, she kept reading and read all our texts for the past month.”

The baby-sitter found out through the texts that the woman had complained to her husband about how she’d eaten all the Oreo cookies.

Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

“It was just funny banter, and I got over it quickly but I was still whining. I’d have never said anything to her about it,” she said. 

A night before the baby-sitter was due at work, she texted the woman informing her she was quitting as a result of the texts.

“She was really hurt that I’d complain about her to him. I feel horrible but also violated that she read all our texts. I apologised for what I said but I still feel sad about it all.”

The woman received mixed reactions from netizens with some users describing the baby-sitter as wrong for invading her privacy and others describing her as insensitive for gossiping to her husband.

“Yikes, your baby-sitter did you a favour by quitting; violating your privacy like that should’ve gotten her fired,” one user noted.

Sources: Mirror,  Reddit

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