So you’ve decided that it is best to turn down a babysitting job; now how do you do it? I know it’s hard. Adults can be really intimidating, and you really don’t want to disappoint an employer. But if you know you need to turn down a babysitting job, then you also need to know how to do it.
I’m here to help! There are a couple of approaches you can take. First, you can be direct and tell the employer exactly why you are refusing the job. For example, if the job is too long, say something like, “I’m sorry I can’t accept the job because I don’t feel comfortable babysitting for such a long time.” If you’re not comfortable giving the reason, simply say, “I’m sorry, but I’m not available.”
Check out this video on how to turn down a babysitting job and learn some ways to say “no” that work!