Hello, I'd love to hear the opinion from the nanny community in my situation. I've been with this family for an exact year now, they're great and all but my only complaint is: I don't get guaranteed hours. We never made a contract which I now regret.
I know this is long but Please Stick with me!So today I had to have an uncomfortable convo with the family I work for. A little back ground; i work full time Mon-Fri I gave 3 months notice that I would need time of in January a weekend span from Fri-Mon, I would be back for 8 days of work tues- next Thursday, then I would be off Fri-Tues and be back Wed, 5 days total that I do t expect to be paid for. I have never called off unexpectantly or called in sick in the 16months I’ve worked for them. I got the time off, that’s not the problem.
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.
I just started looking for a new position after taking time off to have my baby. I've found several positions that would let me bring her with me. I need some advice on whether this changes how much I charge. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
So heres the deal:
I needed to find a short-term job while I waited for my long-term nannying job to start in the middle of July. I found a family that needed a sitter for a week and 4 days (mon - friday) and got the job shortly after. 3 kids - aged 8, 9, and 10. The mother (we'll call her Nancy) is my main communication.