Working Out the Particulars
I'm in the process of negotiating a contract with what will be my new nanny family. I have been hired, but we're working out the details. The job isn't to start until April 2013. I will be caring for 3 young kids. I will be caring for a 3 year old, a 15 month old, and a 1 month old. Here's what we've agreed on so far: my schedule will be 4 days a week, 12 hour days, and living out. All holidays will be paid off time. All vacations will be paid. All time off due to parents not needing me or sending me home will be paid. I will have 10 days of PTO/Sick days paid, 2 weeks of vacation of my choosing paid, 2 weeks vacation paid of family's choosing around the Christmas holidays.
I will be expected to travel with family up to twice a year 2 weeks each for international travel. I will be provided with a car for the job all expenses and insurance covered. Health insurance including dental and vision. They will also be contributing to my education. I am in school part time. They value education and they offered this when they found out I was in school and to increase contribution for each semester I'm in school and employed with them. I will be required to remain certified in CPR and First aid. They also want me to take a defensive driving course which they will cover. No chores. Not even kids meals or laundry etc. Basically I want suggestions on things to make sure I'm not over looking anything in the contract. I also what to hear opinions on salary. They asked my requirements. I have a figure in my mind, but I want to make sure I'm asking a fair amount. Job will be in the Providence, RI area. Thanks in advance. - Anonymous
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