Here is the OP's issue:
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The OP and her husband occasionally hire a babysitter, Sam, for their two boys:
But the last time when Sam was babysitting, she broke their microwave:
The OP explained Sam didn't tell her what happened, her kids did:
So, the OP asked Sam to pay for a replacement:
But Sam refused every compromise, so the OP fired her:
Sam's parents believed that the OP was overreacting:
"She lied and tried to wriggle out of responsibility", explained Redditor
Firing Sam was the right choice
The OP can't trust her again
"This could have ended dangerous if the microwave catches fire or so"
A Redditor suggested an alternative solution
Redditors agreed with the OP that Sam should have told them what happened. She should learn to accept the consequences of her actions.
An excuse that she is just 19 years old is not acceptable. She watches their kids in their home, and she should be more careful and a trustworthy person.
Therefore, Redditors supported the OP and told her she was not in the wrong. But some of them also suggested finding an alternative solution, saying that Sam could work some extra hours for free and repay the microwave that way.