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Would you hire a babysitter who smokes?

If a babysitter is experienced, in her mid to late teens, good with kids, well recommended by a friend or co-worker, and has her own car to drive herself over or pick up the kids; would you hire a babysitter if you knew she was a smoker?

Would you still hire a babysitter if she was a smoker? If so would you:

70% (120) a) let her smoke inside the house so she could have better supervision of the children ?
14% (24) b) ask her to not smoke in the house, but allow her to smoke outside the house if she has to?
5% (10) c) hire her on the condition that she not smoke at all while babysitting, either inside or outside?
9% (16) d) would you not hire a babysitter who smoked, even if she agreed to not smoke while babysitting?

170 voters have answered this question.

If you would hire a babysitter who smoked, would you care how much she smoked?

8% (14) a) yes, I wouldnt want to hire her if she smokes more than half a pack a day
2% (4) b) yes, but as long as its only about a pack a day thats ok
3% (5) c) yes, but I might be worried if she chain smoked more than two packs a day
86% (142) d) no, why would I care how much she smokes?

165 voters have answered this question.

if you hired a babysitter who was a smoker, would it make a difference how old your children were?

3% (5) a) Yes, I wouldnt want a smoking baby sitter to be around infants
7% (12) b) Yes, I wouldnt want a smoking baby sitter to be around either infants or toddlers
89% (149) c) No, how old the children are is not an issue

166 voters have answered this question.

If you asked the babysitter not to smoke at all while babysitting, but you later suspected she had been smoking cigarettes outside while you were away, what would you do?

73% (109) a) I'd let it slide and not say anything, as long as she was a good baby sitter
4% (7) b) I'd let it slide and not say anything the first time, but if it was regular I might say something later
14% (21) c) I'd confront her about it and ask her if she was smoking at all while baby sitting
8% (12) d) Id fire her on the spot

149 voters have answered this question.

If you agreed to allow the baby sitter to smoke, either inside the house or outside the house, and she asked you if you'd mind getting her some cigarettes as part of her compensation, what would you say?

72% (118) a) Yeah, I guess so. What brand do you smoke
6% (10) b) Um, I guess you can borrow a pack from me
21% (35) c) No, Im not going to buy cigarettes for you if you are underaged.

163 voters have answered this question.

If you agreed to allow the baby sitter to smoke, either inside or outside the house, and later found out she had shared cigarettes with your children, what would you say?

65% (107) a) I probably wouldnt say anything, its not a big deal
3% (6) b) I wouldnt say anything to the baby sitter, but Id punish my children for smoking
8% (14) c) I would ask the babysitter not to do it again, and punish my children for smoking
22% (36) d) Id fire her on the spot

163 voters have answered this question.

If you hired a babysitter who smoked, and they kids really liked her, would you consider hiring her again if she did a good job or would you try looking for a non smoking babysitter?

83% (137) a) absolutely, as long as the kids like her thats all that matters
6% (10) b) No way, I wouldnt hire a smoking baby sitter unless it was a last resort
10% (17) c) Maybe, it depends on if I thought she did the best job overall

164 voters have answered this question.

When considering whether to hire a teenage girl who smokes as a babysitter, does it matter how attractive she is when considering any of the issues previously raised?

11% (18) a) Somewhat, everyone knows cute girls can get away with more as babysitters, but Id have to draw the line somewhere
45% (74) b) No, I dont care how attractive the baby sitter is
43% (71) c) Of course it matters, if shes really attractive she can definitely get away with alot more than usual, like smoking in the house, etc

163 voters have answered this question.

If the babysitter was cute and she flirted with you in a playful manner when asking if she can smoke, how would you react?

26% (42) a) I'd probably say yes, I have a weakness for cute girls flirting with me
16% (26) b) No way, Id be concerned about her flirting with me and might not want to rehire her
10% (17) c) Id try to ignore it as best as I could
46% (73) d) I would definitely say yes and play along and flirt back with her, who knows where it might go

158 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2012-02-11 12:28:06 by beckysmokes
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