I am a nanny for 3 kids. Have been for the past 2 years. I do EVERYTHING for this family. I mean that. Rub every errand. Schedule appointment. Take kids to appointments. Do groceries. Clean the house. Do laundry. The parents put their laundry into the kids laundry sometimes so I'm forced to do their laundry. Then they say they don't expect me to do it. They always schedule play dates and don't tell me until I'm picking up the kids from school and another kid is coming along. I haven't gotten a raise once. I asked for a raise 4 months ago and was denied one. I started this job with 45 hours a week. Then the mom got a new job and my hours were cut to only 35 hours. Then 28 hours. So that's why I asked for a raise, also since I felt like I was doing more than my job entailed and I had been here for over a year. I mean, I was even cleaning up after the dog.
Anyway, 3 days ago they had me taking care of their kids and 3 of their friends kids-so 6 kids in total. I grew tired of being taken advantage of and I told them I was charging them double my rate. She seemed taken aback but agreed to pay me it. Now today the same thing is happening, except I only found out because the kids told me, not her. And on top of that, an extra kid is coming for a "play date" and sleeping over. I am just very tired of always having an extra kid on top of the 3 I already take care of. 4 if you count the dog that I am always having to be following around because he throw up all the time and is constantly scaring the neighbors with his barking.
I love this family and the kids to death it's just sometimes I feel very taken advantage of.
Sorry for the rant. I am just very frustrated.