Big Trip- No Pay
So, I turn to you. I am normally paid a flat rate of $750 per week/cash and I work between 40-45 hours. I am off on weekends. We left at 500 in the morning on the Sat the 28th. On Sunday the 29th and Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th, I was away. That is four weekend days. We returned on Monday the 9th. While I was away, the 10 month old slept in a crib in my room. So, even though she pretty much slept through the night, I was on 24 hours a day. After I got her down at night, I couldn't leave the room. The only time I got to hang out on the beach was with the children. It was exhausting. Yes, I got to eat good quality meals, but I don't eat subpar food while I am home. I am a live-in nanny.
I think being polite worked against me. I said thank you for the meals, but that is how I am. That doesn't mean I didn't realize I was working. I would like to leave them a note, asking for the missing pay. What should I expect? They way that I see it, I am owed at least $500 extra, if not more for the trip. Do I need to justify it? Break it down? I don't understand how they could think it was acceptable to pay not a stitch extra. Especially since, I have now been working 19 days straight.