Undervalued Nanny Seeks Guidance
It's been three and half months since my return and although my employer isn't mean or rude or anything I still feel deeply undervalued. She pays me cash for hours over 40, but pays a lower rate than my actual pay. And still has her son hand it to me. Also there's still no petty cash available and I still often end up getting little things with my own money. The family has never done anything for my birthday which is okay I guess, and they only just found out when my birthday was because they ask me work on Saturday. She then awkwardly asked her son to tell me happy birthday, which he then said "whatever" and walked away. I feel deeply attached to these kids and I make a good wage with this family but I feel like like my self esteem takes a beating working for people who really don't appreciate me at all. And I feel trapped in the house because she also never lets me take the kids anywhere except the park. I don't know where to go from here, any suggestions?