Nanny Voices Concern Over Hidden Camera Recording Sound
I am currently a full-time nanny, I have over 10 years of experience but in my time I have only worked for 3 families’ full time and 3 temp positions. My jobs always end because of the kids are of school age. I am a very professional nanny and all of my families can vouch for that. Recently I started a new position, during the interview they asked me what were my current rates. Because of my experience my rates are between 15 to 18 and I normally only take 15 if it’s a temp position. During the interview I told the new family that the lowest I can go is 15.00. They agreed to do no less than 15. Mind in this position, I work 60hrs a week.
My first day starting, the family said to me that they decided on paying me 10.00 an hour, something I have never made! I know I should of spoke on it at the time they stated it but for some reason I decided against it. My next issue is that they have installed a nanny cam without telling me. This is the second one. The first one I found inside of the kitchen while putting dishes away on top of the microwave and this time it's sitting on the arm of the sofa. I guess they figure no need in telling me this time because it's in plain sight unlike the first one, which was hidden. I do not have an issue with the camera because they don’t bother me and because I do my job. I just feel like I should’ve been told about the camera. I understand that parents don’t bring them up because they feel as though the nanny won’t be herself and always try to be perfect but NOT ME! Lol
I do my job how I am supposed to camera or no camera… but my issue with this family and their camera is that it records my voice and I do not like that. I do not watch television like that at home or at work although I was given permission to when he is sleep. I am also uncomfortable with the camera because it’s a very small 1 bedroom apartment and I already feel cramped at times and the fact that the camera is not only recording me and the kid but it is recording everything I say and do! It’s annoying more than anything. My question is, should I speak on the camera and the fact that it records my voice and should I bring up the pay? - Nanny
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