1st job pay vs 2nd job pay in Alabama

I worked for 1st family for 5 years- starting at $12/hour- a $2 raise when child 2 was born 3 years later and ending at $16/hour- they moved to CA in January and I've just been babysitting here and there charging $15/hour. I start a new job on Monday -they pay a flat fee $600/week for a 4 yo and 10 yo- so I am off 9-1 -3 days a week while 4 yo is in preschool and sometimes off during week if Mom is off due to call the previous weekend- Dad is a teacher so I'll be off all holidays with pay..........

Charging for on-call days?

I'm moving to a new city and setting up work in advance. I was originally going to split my time between two families, but one of them fell through. I was already planning to be with the other family 2 days a week and now that the other position fell through they're asking about keeping me on-call for two more days a week. The grandparents usually watch the kids those days, but apparently they travel sometimes and the parents like the idea of knowing that I would be consistently available to pick up days if needed.

Money v. Happiness

Which would you prefer? Having a job that you do not enjoy but make more money than the job you prefer?

Stuck on quitting nanny job that pays DECENT as in more than the part time job I'm considering. Or just sticking it out for the next year.

Part time receptionist $12/hr
or
full time nanny/housekeeper/assistant for $11/hr.

Opinions? Can you relate?

How horrible would it be?

So I am quitting my life-in nanny position and I am trying to consider my options on how to go about it. I have no written contract (on of my mistakes that I have learned from) and verbally agreed to working for a year.
It has been 3 months and I absolutely cannot do it. I feel as though I am compromising the child care provider I want to be everyday for these parents and I don't like it. On top of that, getting paid from them has been such a struggle. Last month I technically worked for free because I just now (August 1) got paid for the entire month of June.

How horrible would it be?

So I am quitting my life-in nanny position and I am trying to consider my options on how to go about it. I have no written contract (on of my mistakes that I have learned from) and verbally agreed to working for a year.
It has been 3 months and I absolutely cannot do it. I feel as though I am compromising the child care provider I want to be everyday for these parents and I don't like it. On top of that, getting paid from them has been such a struggle. Last month I technically worked for free because I just now (August 1) got paid for the entire month of June.

What would you do?

So this past weekend I babysat for a family that I met on care.com. I'm not happy when things aren't communicated to me, and she neglected to tell me that her kid will make himself throw up for attention...frequently! Needless to say the night was gross and just a nightmare for me. I felt like cleaning up all the vomit justified some sort of extra appreciation...even a thank you would be nice.

Caring for 7 kids??

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.

taxes or school

I'm a 60 something nanny for a great family that from the start set up a contract to pay taxes. Twice this year they wanted to go cash cause of the amount of taxes they pay. I was not going to take that on myself. I watch a 3 y.o and 2 y.o. The older brother is in pre school 1/2 day while I watch baby brother. Mom told me this week that they got a sibling discount and both will be going full time!! Tho she told me she could not afford me and school, as grandma helped her last session. The school offers only 5% discount for sibling, not much.

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