So I just got my first time full time nanny job. Up until right now I have only ever worked for childcare centers. I am young too, only 19. I took this job on quickly to escape a job with awful pay. This is my second week being the nanny for this family, they have triplet four year old boys who are so much work and so poorly behaved I find myself crying. I make them every meal, and take them places and do great art projects with them everyday. I try so hard to make mom and dad happy.
Well now the family is pressuring me to be the "teacher" too. Do worksheets and such. I found a notepad in the moms room with a list of all things she will be asking me to do now. Their dishes (which are never mine when I'm coming in in the morning) and cleaning up the house.
And all of this sounds TOTALLY reasonable for a nanny to do.
However they are paying me 370 a week for 50 hours a week. That's 7 dollars an hour.
They live in a fancy part of Nashville and the nanny rate there for one child is 13 dollars an hour, and three children is 20+ an hour. I should've done this research before accepting but I was naive and new to this.
I feel so so hurt when I found that list in moms room because I am already being severely underpaid, and now she wants me to do even more?
I am super stressed out. Any advice helps. i am working myself into the ground, triplet four year old boys are truly insane. How do I approach this?
Do I quit? Ask for a raise?
Something needs to change I am so miserable and the pay makes it all seem not worth it.
They even tried to get me to watch the neighbors kid for 140 a week. At this point I just feel like they are using me. They are well off, just bought a new boat and everything. Money is not an issue for them. So why am I being payed so awful?