12 July, 2011
Being Paid Fair for a Nanny Share...
Hi, I have been working for a family with twin 2 yr old boys since Dec 2010. They have told me about a nanny share they would like to do with the neighbors downstairs. The neighbors have a newborn and will be 3 months when I start to care for her. I am already being underpaid for the first family, only 11/hr for both boys. I am highly qualified, have great references, I'm bi-lingual, and I am college educated. I have just presented them with the nanny share rate. I have explained my reasoning for the rate per family as well as getting a pay cut for the first family because it is a nanny share. I have asked for $850 a week which is a 48+ hr work week, for 3 children. I get the feeling that they think that I am asking for too much. I don't think they actually know how hard it is to take of children, they are always making comments like "oh, thank god ****** is here" or "HAVE FUN!!!" or "this one is a bully and the other one wont stop crying" or "I am so glad to be going back to work, unlike most people I look forward to Mondays." I think that all of these comments are unnecessary considering the fact that they are with them for a total of 3-4 hrs a day and the rest of the time they are sleeping or with me. Also, they only have them two days out of the week for full days. I'm not sure if I should reduce to the rate or not. I don't want to feel as if I'm being ripped off. I also don't want to put in twice the work for only half the pay... Advice anyone?????
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