Nanny is making up down time on the weekend. Why?
This may be kind of confusing, but I'll do my best to explain this odd situation! I work for a family M-F 8-5. When they give me unexpected time off (i.e., not listed as a specified holiday off in the contract), they have asked me to come in and "help them out" on a weekend day. This has happened two times, and neither time was I aware that I was not going to get paid, and that it was going to be a trade for the time off I had during the week. I guess what I'm asking is: has anyone ever encountered this before? This isn't fair, right? Am I crazy to think that having me work on a weekend day/night is completely different than working my normally schedule time during the week between 8-5. The one instance where this really upset me was I agreed to babysit on a Saturday evening thinking I would be able to make a little extra money as a babysitter, not a nanny, and they did not pay me, only making the comment "thanks for helping us out in exchange for the time off this week" AFTER THEY GOT HOME FOR THE NIGHT. I want to specify that I don't really agree with this, and that if they need to give me time off during the week, it should be just that, time off, not to be made up during a weekend since it wasn't my choice to have time off anyway! I don't know how to explain that though for our contract renegotiation. Please help! Sorry if it's confusing! Thank you!
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