Received Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I am in a situation I have never had to deal with before and would like your opinions on that one.
I have been with my family for over 3 years. I really like working for them and am getting paid well. Here is my "problem": I am getting federal holidays off and paid every year. The father has to go out of town this weekend and won't be back until Monday night (Marthin Luther King Holiday). I would be off this Monday, but was asked by the mother if I could come and watch the children as she would like to catch up on some work. I told her I would come, as I did not have any plans for that day yet.
My question is: Do I charge her overtime for that day or do I just take my normal salary. I am getting paid $14 an hour, so working "extra" on that day would come to about $140, because I work a 10 hour day.Please let me know what you would do. We have never discussed this, as it has never happened before. I do not want to be unreasonable, but this would be my paid day off ! Any thought would be greatly appreciated!