NOt sure how to go about this situation so some advice would be greatly appreciated. I currently work for three different families. I have my morning family, in which I drive the two boys to school everyday. My afternoon family for whom I work approx. 15 hrs/wk and my Saturday night family. Spring break is coming up and I'm in a bit of a financial bind. I had told both families that I would be going away for my college break which is the last week of March. I knew it matched my morning families break and when the kids aren't in school I don't have to work, but I normally still get paid. However, for my afternoon family, I was also hoping my break would coincide for when they went on vacation, but they have decided to go the week before instead (the eldest child has two weeks off, and the younger one is only in preschool). I do not get paid when I don't work for my afternoon family. I am now left with two weeks of no pay because they'll be gone one week, and I'll be gone the next. I've tried looking fr a parttime spring break, but I've had no luck. Should I ask my afternoon family to be compensated? Is that rude? I try very hard to be available for them. I work extra hours when I can. Thanks everyone!