04 April, 2012
Moving up the Pay Scale
So I have been working as a full time nanny for a family with two young girls, ages 3-4, for a year and a half. Currently I am being paid a weekly salary, which means that if there is a holiday (christmas, thanksgiving, president's day) or the family needs to take a day off for vacation or whatever, I get paid for that time off and it does not affect my paid vacation/sick time (10 days per year). The salary rate breaks down to about $14. I am located in San Francisco where the rate is generally higher $15-25. The family justifies the lower rate due to the "salary perks". I am an English speaking, college graduate with a teacher credential. I work 42.5 hours per week.
The family will be moving about 45 minutes outside of the city and would like to know if I want to continue working with them. I would only be working 30 hours a week, not including drive time. Ideally, I would like to be making more money than I am now, given that I have been working with the family for 2 years (by that time). They said they would compensate for drive time and toll, but they weren't sure how much or what that meant yet. I would like to know how to go about having this conversation and how realistic my expectations are. I just feel like I should be moving up, rather than making less and less money over the two year period. Thank you.
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