There's a special place in Hell for people who don't pay other people adequately for their work, and this cheapo-mom may have just booked herself a one-way ticket.
In a thread first shared on Reddit, a professional translator and tutor named Anna Noblesse shared screenshots from a text conversation she'd had with a potential employer. The woman wanted someone to privately tutor her daughter in French, and Noblesse offered her a 20% discount as a (very generous!) favor to her boss. But then the mom tried to low-ball her even more—a LOT more, and things got really out of hand.
In an infuriating exchange, the mom tried to get Anna to tutor her daughter for $5 an hour. FIVE DOLLARS AN HOUR. That's an offensive amount of money to offer a teenager to babysit your kids—let alone to pay an adult professional French tutor. The woman also tried to bully Anna repeatedly in to accepting the offer, which she does not. And then she chastised her for being Russian?!?!?