Hi all, I have a dilemma I am getting mixed advise about and thought I'd ask others. I have been nannying p/t for a teen with special needs M-Friday for almost two years. I was actually supposed to move last year so the family was happily surprised when I signed on for another year. Now I am saving money for a house and need more income. I am literally only making $200 a week which is fair since I work only 2 hours daily. The issue now is that the mom has been going through chemo for this whole year so I only work every other week.. My fiance thinks I should quit and find another job but I like routine and become loyal to families so I want to ask the parents about either paying me for the weeks I don't work or raising my weekly fee to 300 or I may have to quit. My parents think it would be offensive to ask this but I feel like I can't stay out of pity without a raise and I've been working for them for 2 years and I am SURE they have a very hard time finding babysitters and can't easily replace me. Help!
Staying out of pity?