Was this fair?

I was recently a nanny for a lovely young toddler in London. I worked 30 hours weekly and was provided with room and board. The family only paid me 90 pounds per week, which is the equivalent of about $110 US per week. I had initially agreed to stay for one year, but gave notice after 4 months. The mom got angry and started yelling at me and told me that I was leaving her in the lurch and was damaging her son emotionally. She blamed me for putting her at risk of losing her home as she could not work without a nanny. Even though I had given a week's notice, she kicked me out of the house on the spot. She also refused to give me my last week's pay because she wanted me to replace a sweater I had accidentally ruined. Was this fair?

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Anywhere you may be working as a nanny, $110 per week for 30 hours, is not enough money no matter what country you live in! You are making $3.66 per hour which is half of U.S. minimum wage at $7.25 per hour. You would be better off working for McDonalds restaurant. Cleaning ladies in the midwest make $25 per hour cleaning houses. I would go on nanny sites and start looking for new nanny jobs or housekeeping jobs. Minimum pay for a nanny in the midwest is $12 per hour regardless if you live-in or not. If you file income taxes in the U.S. you also have to pay taxes on that money Unless you are paid Cash. Price a one bedroom apartment in the area where you would like to live or be a roommate and share a house or apartment and live out. Roommates normally do not have to pay deposits which can be large if you rent. You pay rent for the bedroom and use of the kitchen plus laundry. You will need income for this, but it will be worth it. Many live-in nannies are turned into slaves and housekeepers for the mothers who pay them and then they never get a day off and are working from 7 a.m. til 8 p.m. just for the pay. Do not do it again. Search nanny hiring sites and Indeed.com for nannies needed ads. Please keep in touch and let us know what you have planned and how are you living. miss pat

Anywhere you may be working as a nanny, $110 per week for 30 hours, is not enough money no matter what country you live in! You are making $3.66 per hour which is half of U.S. minimum wage at $7.25 per hour. You would be better off working for McDonalds restaurant. Cleaning ladies in the midwest make $25 per hour cleaning houses. I would go on nanny sites and start looking for new nanny jobs or housekeeping jobs. Minimum pay for a nanny in the midwest is $12 per hour regardless if you live-in or not. If you file income taxes in the U.S. you also have to pay taxes on that money Unless you are paid Cash. Price a one bedroom apartment in the area where you would like to live or be a roommate and share a house or apartment and live out. Roommates normally do not have to pay deposits which can be large if you rent. You pay rent for the bedroom and use of the kitchen plus laundry. You will need income for this, but it will be worth it. Many live-in nannies are turned into slaves and housekeepers for the mothers who pay them and then they never get a day off and are working from 7 a.m. til 8 p.m. just for the pay. Do not do it again. Search nanny hiring sites and Indeed.com for nannies needed ads. Please keep in touch and let us know what you have planned and how are you living. miss pat

Anywhere you may be working as a nanny, $110 per week for 30 hours, is not enough money no matter what country you live in! You are making $3.66 per hour which is half of U.S. minimum wage at $7.25 per hour. You would be better off working for McDonalds restaurant. Cleaning ladies in the midwest make $25 per hour cleaning houses. I would go on nanny sites and start looking for new nanny jobs or housekeeping jobs. Minimum pay for a nanny in the midwest is $12 per hour regardless if you live-in or not. If you file income taxes in the U.S. you also have to pay taxes on that money Unless you are paid Cash. Price a one bedroom apartment in the area where you would like to live or be a roommate and share a house or apartment and live out. Roommates normally do not have to pay deposits which can be large if you rent. You pay rent for the bedroom and use of the kitchen plus laundry. You will need income for this, but it will be worth it. Many live-in nannies are turned into slaves and housekeepers for the mothers who pay them and then they never get a day off and are working from 7 a.m. til 8 p.m. just for the pay. Do not do it again. Search nanny hiring sites and Indeed.com for nannies needed ads. Please keep in touch and let us know what you have planned and how are you living. miss pat

Anywhere you may be working as a nanny, $110 per week for 30 hours, is not enough money no matter what country you live in! You are making $3.66 per hour which is half of U.S. minimum wage at $7.25 per hour. You would be better off working for McDonalds restaurant. Cleaning ladies in the midwest make $25 per hour cleaning houses. I would go on nanny sites and start looking for new nanny jobs or housekeeping jobs. Minimum pay for a nanny in the midwest is $12 per hour regardless if you live-in or not. If you file income taxes in the U.S. you also have to pay taxes on that money Unless you are paid Cash. Price a one bedroom apartment in the area where you would like to live or be a roommate and share a house or apartment and live out. Roommates normally do not have to pay deposits which can be large if you rent. You pay rent for the bedroom and use of the kitchen plus laundry. You will need income for this, but it will be worth it. Many live-in nannies are turned into slaves and housekeepers for the mothers who pay them and then they never get a day off and are working from 7 a.m. til 8 p.m. just for the pay. Do not do it again. Search nanny hiring sites and Indeed.com for nannies needed ads. Please keep in touch and let us know what you have planned and how are you living. miss pat