Wednesday

Current Nanny vs. New Nanny

Okay, So the family I have worked with for 2 years (3 this coming September) just had a baby. So right now- I am on moms hours (average around 30 a week) while she is finishing her maternity leave. Upon my MB returning to work- she has decided to enroll her older son (my current charge- I have cared for since he was 5 weeks) into preschool. I like the idea. He will still have time with me but he needs to socialize with other children. I wasn't allowed to take him many places.

Now the new schedule is shaping to be like this:

Me: 4 full days (3 of C being in school) 11 hour days. When I have one child- I am at $10 an hour- with both children- my rate goes up to $12

The new person that they want to hire is: 1 full day (same as above) and picking up C from school/ maybe drop offs - all 3 days of school (that has not be decided) and she is at $15 an hour- no matter what.

I have 16 years experience and she has had only 9 years.

Does this seem off to anyone? Nannies, I want to get your opinion on this. Thank you.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand your post. Why aren't you working full-time? Why the need for another nanny? Also, is the other nanny just one day per week or three, or is she just chauffeuring the boy during his preschool hours three days per week? Which leads me to ask, again, why aren't you full-time and why can't you drive the boy?
Other than that, yes. It's super weird that some other person would make more than you under any circumstance. Not just because of years of nanny- experience, but because of your years of experience with the family.

Corina Yildiz said...

Not strange. Not easy to find someone to work one day. It cuts up their schedule. It really doesn't matter that you have more years as a nanny. She still has many years experience. It all has to do with only a one day a week position.

Anonymous said...

$10/hour is really low. Plus having to do the math for two portions of the day for two sets of rates is so cheesy of parents.

I do agree that a 1-day-a-week nanny should get paid more-- but $5-3/hour more is unfair plus you have nearly double the experience. I would go back to the parents and negotiate to at least $13/hour regardless of how many children. Both your current rates sound really low (my area $18-24 for two kids)

Sarah said...

OP here: new person is working one full day and dropping off/picking up from school (3 1hr shifts a week). Mom doesn't want me to drive because she needs someone with newborn- doesn't want to travel with baby.

Unknown said...

Someone who is only part time 1 day a week plus three single hours makes sense to get $15/day for those three days. Considering the person's commute time, need to block off a chunk of their entire day three days a week to do just one hour's work... The new person would probably prefer $20 or 24 for two hours, but came to the compromise of $15 for the time she is actually needed. 44 hours a week is full time, just grouped into four days instead of five. I think you have the right to request a weekly salary rather than the shifting hourly rate, and work it out that it's perhaps $10-$20/week more than you currently average.

Unknown said...

Adding, since you have been with them a few years, increases and bonuses should be part of your compensation. I'd talk to them about feeling undervalued - they probably don't realize you feel you're getting treated unfairly.

Sarah said...

OP here: Thank you unknown. Good advice.

muita said...

Thanks for sharing

Sarah said...

OP here: they decided on a raise for me. $11 for one child- $13 when I have both. What do nannies think?