I work for a family for about 5 years now, Ive been there since baby was about 1 month old. I raised him up to now.
I love this little one as if he was my own so for me this decision is extremely hard.
I am now married and living where I live it is extremely expensive to live, Bay area is expensive. I get paid 19$ an hour currently and barely work 23 hours per week, not counting that sometimes i lose my thursday afternoon due to the child being with family member. Ive tried multiple times to ask for more money and or more hours and as the situation changed in the household I'm always told that they can't provide me with more. In which i should be getting paid more than that which is a FACT! I do pretty much everything in the house, Im a mom, a wife, a maid and etc.... I love this little guy but i need to survive, pay bills and finish school and the way that this is going i can't do any of it at all.
Also, due to his parents separating or maybe not being that, he has become extremely aggressive, will hit, will scream at me and call me names, which honestly the names i can deal with by ignoring him. Parents don't do much to discipline the child other than do therapy with him. Last week i got spat at and punched by this 5 year old.
Not counting that every time I'm sick i still have to come into work because they refuse to let me stay home to get better.
I wrote a letter of resignation explain how sad i was to have to move on to a different position that will allow me to grow.
Do you think its wrong of me? Because every time I ever told her that I needed more money or that I wanted to get a second job in the morning so i needed the morning off she has "cried" and said that she thought "our relationship" was more than just "for money"
please tell me if I'm doing the wrong thing? At this pay i can barely pay for a box of tampons.