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Thinking about leaving already

I just started a live-in position last week. The family is honestly great but I'm doing a lot more than I expected, I was told the kid, who is mostly independent would only need help rinsing hair after a shower but it turns out to be more than that, not much but I came into this thinking that was all they needed outside of regular care. That and I'm expected to wash and iron the parents' clothes which I am really not comfortable with with my pay, MB will do mine since we all put it in the same hamper but I don't really like that either.

Can anyone relate?

I am a nanny of the same family for 3 years. I feel like I am a 3rd parents. Does anyone out there feel like they're really hard on their nanny children? Does anyone deal with particularly difficult children? I'm struggling with how to parent these kids. I just need someone with experience and advice!

Two concerns in one!

So I have been the nanny for a little girl over two and a half years. She is turning three on Monday and I am not even invited to her birthday party this weekend. I mentioned it two weeks ago saying oh are you guys having a party? The mom said just a small family party. No invite then just this week the grandma was over the house cleaning and basically prepping for the party. They got some decorations and all. But I am not even invited?? They have an in ground pool so I am sure his isn't going to be something "small".

Is my kid normal?

I nanny for a 10 year old and a 6 year old. The six year old is unable to dress himself, wipe his own bum, wash his own hands, or even open a bag of chips. If I ask him to do anything for himself (such as carrying a small item from the car to the house) it generally ends in him crying, telling me he doesn't like me or that "it's not fair."
Maybe I'm overthinking and he's perfectly normal but from what I've read online he is at the age where he should be doing all these things himself. I would just like some feedback from fellow nannies as this is my first year as a nanny.

Underpaid?

I watch a two year old, and am responsible for all family's (mom dad three kids) laundry, dishes, vacuuming, sweeping, making all beds, organizing, picking up from school, extra tutoring drop off, and extra arronds such as grocery shopping at least once a week. I get paid $10 an hour I think I'm getting underpaid..

Temp Job Advice

Hey everyone! I'm new here so I'm not sure if there's any etiquette but I'm just gonna spell out all the details I think of and hope for the best! Thanks in advance for any comments!

I am summer nannying for a family while my usual Mom takes the summer off. I started at the beginning of June, part time with a work-at-home mom with the promise of moving to a 50 hour week starting in July when she would be starting a new job in the city. Now, the mom is staying home permanently and I’m working 40 hours a week.

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