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Some advice

So I’ve started another position. I’ve done live in for 12 years. I’ve got great experience and last fam I worked for was for just shy of 8 years. I’ve done Household Manager, live in nanny, personal care assistant, special needs. And so much more. The fam had 7 kids.
So this round I decide to take it easy two or three kids no fee cleaning and just Household Manager type duties.

Killer Anxiety with Confronting the Parents

So I have worked for this family for almost a year and a half (not a live in, but 45hrs/week). They have 4 kids aged 2-11. The 11 year old is awful. The 7 year old is either great or awful. It's a 50-50 chance on what you're going to get with her. The 5 year old literally haunts my nightmares. The 2 year old is usually pretty good, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's bc he's so young. The thing is. Even with the kids being bad, I could handle that, but the parents have almost zero respect for me or my time.

Got laid off after only one week of working...

Okay so the lady I worked for (nanny/tutored a 9 yr old girl) was really wishy washy. She changed up the date I was supposed to start 3 times, she made me lower my price like 3 times, and then cut me from being full time to part time so then I was barely making half of what I was supposed to. Then last Friday she was supposed to pay me, and she did but I had to like pull it out of her even though we’d already agreed she was gonna pay me. Bleh. So I decided that we eventually would need to part ways and started looking for a new job, I was gonna give her two weeks notice.

Am I overreacting?

Hi all. I'm gonna try to make this short :p so I'm a Nanny to an 8 month old. Ive been with her since she was just shy of 3 months. The interview process was long and a very strict contract was in place. During the process I mentioned I work specifically for parents who work outside of the home bc I am uncomfortable working for stay at home parents. They are doctors and said they never work from home. Well this is not the case.

Best age to take care of?

I took on a job for 3 kids ages 5-9. It was a mistake, because it is my very first time nannying and even though the kids are overall ok, the work load is immense. The family has cleaners coming in regularly so the house is not that hard to maintain, but I am having a hard time keeping myself together physically and mentally. I get paid $16/hr.

Babysitting

I was just wondering how much notice parents give you if you have to babysit? Also do we all have the choice to say no? I'm live in, i have set hours, get a set salary each week and i don't get paid for babysitting as the kids go to school during the day so i don't work then. Recently the parents have been asking me to babysit either the day before and more recently on the day of babysitting, sometimes even on the night of. It doesn't say in my contract how much notice they should give or if i can say no. I feel that i can't arrange any plans with friends incase i'm asked last minute.

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