Received Monday, November 1, 2010
Hello everyone, I recently posted something. I do a share for 2 families and family #1 is expecting a new baby in March. After speaking with them we decided we would try to move forward with sharing with both families. The problem I am having now is the pay increase and what is appropriate. Each family pays me $325/week. (No taxes taken out but I do my own taxes at the end of the year so please dont even go there with the are you legal, etc part---I do the right thing and pay my taxes and I am legal!!!).
How much of an increase do you feel the family who is adding a second child should give me? We spoke last night and they offered me $50 a week increase and I do not feel that is anywhere close to being fair. Am I being out of line?? What are everyones thoughts? Keep in mind, I have been with them for 2 years and will be up for my annual review/pay raise in November and also keep in mind that adding a newborn into the mix is going to be a huge adjustment and a huge adjustment to my workload/day. Thanks for any suggestions.