Live in nanny advise?

So my situation as a nanny is a little different. I have been a Live in nanny for about a month now. I nanny a 2year-old boy and 2-month-old boy. The kids are great and the family is nice. My duties include taking care of them, cleaning up after them & myself, and only a couple chores. The only problem I have is compensation. I'm going to school online and I do not have a vehicle. The family and I set up a contract that was never signed by either party.

Personal life- work life

Soo..I've been a nanny for a 9 month old since she was 2.5months.
I work 40-45 hrs a week, 10hr days 3 days a week and 5 hr days 2 days a week.
I love my job & the family. It's been a very rewarding position. In my last position I was an administrator at a day care ; going from a busy 300+ child facility to being with 1 single child.. no coworkers, alone time etc. has been very lonely. Recently i've been going through a very bad breakup, as well as dealing with other personal issues in my home life.

thing of going to other side!

I lost my nanny job for a 2 and 4 year old brothers cause they are in school full time. One I don't think 2yr old needs to be in pre school. But thats just me!! So since I'm 60 something, I'm thinking of going to the other side! Senior care!! Less ware and tear on this body and maybe more one on one, companionship and transporting. Has anyone done this type of care giving? Kids are physical, what ware and tear could a non medical sr. care consist of?
Still will look for one child to sit for tho.

Reflection post! When and why did you become a nanny?

Hi all! I've been a poster on this site for 1 year this month and let me tell you, I am so very happy I found this site! Before I became a nanny I was working in operations as a manger for a fitness center in my area. I was 22, newly moved to the area, and it was my first full time job out of college. I don't have a degree but my major in college was psychology with a focus on childhood development. Needless to say, I definitely wanted a more fulfilling job because working for a company that overworked and underpaid their employees was enough for me to throw in the towel.

Thinking about quitting

I just started a new position as on on call nanny for an agency. The problem I have is that I feel underpaid. $16 an hour for any amount of kids and no matter if they have behavioral issues of any sort. We are NOT allowed to decline a job for any reason. I havn't been getting many jobs so my pay is literally unknown each week. Especially that parents cancel when they dont need me after they have already scheduled! That has happened to me several times and I just started 3 weeks ago. That means I am not getting paid for what i thought i would be.

Frustrated and Isolated

Hey. So I have been with two wonderful families with two sweet babies. At first the long hours didn't bother me and I was okay but now I get to the weekend and I don't like to do anything on my time off except sleep and stay in. I'm a very social perosn and I love to work out. I work 12 hour days and I am away from my house for 13 hours. It's starting to wear in me. I don't have time to work out and when I get home I have about 2 hours to get stuff done as I have to be up around 4:15 to walk my dog. Should I cut back on hours? Is this healthy for anyone ?


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