Boss wants to pay cash

This is the 2nd time in 2 yrs that my boss brought up paying me in cash as he is paying my taxes. I am retirement age but would rather retire later than now! I am divorced so I can't hide in my husbands income. If I dont have income it sends out a red flag to gov. How does this work?? Its like force retirement!

Tired of being taken advantage of?

Hello Fellow Nannies: It seems that all of us at one time, as nannies, have been taken advantage of. I just quit in February two part-time toddler jobs that paid $13 an hour, 40-42 hours a week. That is average here, but I started looking for $15 an hour nanny jobs to start since February. None found or they were 25 miles away from my new apartment. One night a woman called me stating she needed a nanny. I did not apply to her job and had not been on her nanny placement site. I asked, how did you get my number. She found me on an old site I never look at anymore.

Doula- Midwife

Hey fellow nannies!
So I've been really considering becoming a doula/midwife but have no idea where to start.
I was wondering if anyone here is a doula/midwife or knows of any resources that would point me in the right direction?
I'm in Ohio, I know they have training classes all over. Is there additional schooling you need to have as well? etc

Live in nanny advice

Hey, I need some help understanding live in position. I work for a family with two toddlers. I work for 6 days a week, and my weekly salary is $400. I work from 7:30am to 8-9pm, to sometimes midnight with two hours of a break a day. That hours happen at the end of the weekday when they go out. She said I'm here when they need me so there's no schedule or set hours. The average is 12 to 13 hours a day. Is that normal? I'm asking to those who has been or are live in nanny. I also do house work like cleaning whole house. I feel like I'm being taken advantage of.

Red flags?

I had an interview with a family and they kept canceling and apologized multiple times for beig flaky. She texted me multiple times and I ignored her. I finally told her I have taken on a new position. She immediately calls me and her voice is unrecognizable. She said her family is sick and she applogizes. She said she wants to do the interview and she will wait until my current position ends to hire me. She said she wants to reschedule.

Mother's Day Gift Idea from baby

Hello fellow nannies,

I nanny for one 4 month old baby girl. The parents are first time parents, but let me start off by saying they are wonderful!
This will be the mom's first mother's day and I was trying to come up with some ideas for a gift that I could surprise her with from the baby.

A little about the mom: She loves to garden and be out doors, goes horseback riding frequently, is very healthy. Any suggestions?

I thought about one of those cement stepping stones and doing the baby' foot/hand print in it for her garden.

1 week on 1 week off nanny salary

I work for a famous family. I work 7 days then am off 7 days when the child goes to his moms house. I am paid 2,000 every month. I sometimes go on vacation with them and am not paid any extra. I also sometimes work 13-14 days in a row when the mom is out of town. And I am again, never paid extra. Sometimes (usually the night before ) they ask me to come in on a scheduled work day a few hours earlier than anticipated. This just happened and I said no I couldn't due to other things I had to do.

She hasn't paid me back

How does it work for a lot of you nannies who run errands, get gas for the family, go grocery shopping, etc.

Do they give you a credit card for the purchases your making for them or do you pay out of your own pocket and show receipts to be paid back?

Multiple times I've run errands for my family , having been told I'd be paid back and never was. My boss tells me to put all the receipts on the refrigerator for her to see which I have done but I haven't been paid back.

House Manager

I'm reaching out to house managers, who does all of the running around, grocery, laundry, cleaners,etc. The family would have grammar school age children that need to bring to activities. I would like to know the difference between that job and a nanny of toddlers. You have less time with kids and more on the road.

Please let me know of the normal duties are expected, attitude of parents and salary. I am that nanny of toddlers.



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