I moved to NYC from the Midwest to work as a live-in nanny. I have a 4 year degree in early education. I was flown out to Chicago for an interview to meet the mother who was there on business. I accepted a position making $550 a week, living in. Once moved in, I realized how many hours I was expected to work. I also realized that my skills, age, physical fitness and more make me a desirable candidate and that making $550 a week is laughable. If I quit my job, the nanny agency has to refund the fee to the family. If I quit before 60 days, it is 50% refund and after 60 days it is a replacement only. My question is this, and I want real responses. I feel that I can make almost double what I am making now and perhaps even get a better gig with more perks, etc. Why is it okay for a sales representative to leave one company for a company that will pay them more or provide them better perks, but if I even suggest this, I am a horrible person who doesn't care about children. That is the sentiment I am getting. I spent Sunday interviewing by phone, pre interviewing with a personal assistant and meeting with a more elite nanny agency. Without even using the current family as references, I have great opportunities. I have met two nannies in the same building, one is a live out from Trinidad and one is a live in from Cambodia. The Cambodian Nanny makes $600 a week live-in and she does not even have a green card. I speak three languages, swim, dance, tutor, drive, scuba dive and as stated have a degree. Assuage the guilt I feel for wanting a better opportunity for myself.*If I stay less than my year contract, I have to reimburse the employers for the price of a ticket. I am willing to do that.