‘Karen’ Makes Ridiculous Demands From Dog Sitter For $0.56 An Hour

Posted by in Cringey On 2nd September 2021
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A dog sitter shared screenshots of a series of texts showing her conversation with a Karen where she made a list of ridiculous demands for only $0.56 an hour.

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Dogs are super adorable but as cute as they are, they’re an even bigger responsibility. Much like babies, they need constant care, strict schedules and enough activities to make sure they have somewhere positive to spend their energy. This is why the dog-sitting gig is much more work than it sounds on the surface. 

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Ladykryptonex from Imgur was in negotiations with a woman to babysit her dog when the woman started sharing her list of demands and boy did the list keep coming.

After a few pleasantries, the woman intimated that she needed a dog sitter over the course of a week and that there were certain requirements that she needed the dog sitter to fill. While dogs may have special needs that need to be communicated with the dog-sitter, the list of demands quickly went from client to ‘Karen territory.

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Even her first message started of condescending before she had even started telling the dog-sitter what she required of her.

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The very first on the list was an appalling $110 for the entire week which came down to a whopping $0.56 an hour. She then demanded that the woman not go to her day job and be present for 90% of the time for her pet.

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She also added that any emergency expenses were to be taken care of by the dog sitter. This was a high-risk situation as well, considering that the dog was diabetic.

She further added that their home had cameras and that she would be monitoring the dog sitter through them at all times. She wouldn't even be allowed to have a friend over or really meet people for the entire week that she was there.

She even had instructions for the phone volume and that the ringtone must be loud so she could respond immediately to the Karen’s demands.

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The last one was also a pretty terrible one where she said that the final payment would be made one day after the week was over which meant she reserved the right to hold payment should anything happen.

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The dog-sitter was professional through all of this exchange and simply said that she would not be able to take on the job. She even wished her luck in her search for a new sitter.

The ‘Karen’ however was not going to go away that easy. Doubling down on the condescension she said, “Tell me, what part is too hard for you?”

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To this, the dog sitter clarified that the demands were too much for anyone to handle and that she would even have to give the dog insulin which the owner had conveniently failed to mention.

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After a passive-aggressive message saying that the job may have been too hard for her, they ended the conversation there.

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People were shocked by the entitlement and even the low amount of money that she expected to spend on a 7-day gig.

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People were sickened by the entitled behaviour. 

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This user was also shocked that the woman was going to share a very important detail at the very end and did not bring it up until OP brought it up herself. 

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