I started working for my current family 3 months ago. The mom and I get along great and I adore the baby I nanny but as employers, they're frustrating to deal with. The biggest issue is they don't respect my time. We originally agreed to salary but they were paying me hourly since they didn't work out the income withholding taxes with their tax guy yet. Thankfully they paid me extra when they were late but I never knew when I was getting off. Worst part was when they would come home early and act as if they were doing me a favor when really I needed my hours because while I love my job, this is my livelihood! So I braced myself and mustered up whatever courage I could and got them to see I needed salary as we agreed upon. But now it just means they come home late and I don't get paid extra. They don't even send a text letting me know. I had a clause in my contract (they haven't signed yet) saying my salary covers 7am-7pm which I explained to the mom at interview is for emergencies and planned arrangements and I should still be off at 5:30. That went out the window. The dad works most days at home but still won't come out of his office to relieve me on time. In fact the other day, he left 15 min after my scheduled off time and didn't arrive until an hour later saying he got some groceries. He hadn't let me know. The final straw is tonight, they asked me to stay until 9 pm bc they wanted to go out. I usually arrive at 7:30 each morning so this was a long day but I agreed since this was for an anniversary. Well 10 pm rolls around so I ask them if they're headed home and I receive a text saying they just got dessert. They don't respect my time. I like this job since it's so so close, pays really well, and I do like the family otherwise. But it's taking over my life and causing some strain on my marriage (I keep missing appts and our own date nights bc of my bosses). I want to keep this job but I need to lay down the law with being late. I have such a hard time with confronting employers esp when I like them(they will do nice things too like bring me lunch or round up extra 10 dollars on a check). I have written a new contract that gives 15 min grace time and then after that I charge time and a half. I'm 1. Afraid to talk to them about it and lose my job and 2. Afraid they will just pay the charges and still show up late. Any advice??? Thank you!