Being taken advantage of

Hi all, I have a few concerns. How many of you get paid gas compensation? I nanny for a 19 month old girl and have been with her since she was 3 months old. I got paid $600/ week when I started which is quite low for this white collar area. I work almost 50 hours a week. It came out to be $12/ hour plus change. When I hit a year, which I bit my mouth through the whole thing hoping I’d get a good raise, I got $25/ week extra. A normal nanny in this area should get a minimum of $25/ hour. Every month it seems a new task is added to my job.

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.

Too much work?

I started a new job in december. I was originally told that I would ONLY be cleaning up after the kids while I was there. During my first two days, the grandmother came to stay at the house, so she can guide me & for extra support while I get used to the work days/schedules. During this time she literally was going ocer everything with me. She was very harsh and telling me how to do things in HER WAY. Remember in the interview I was told I was only doing light house keeping after the kids, well during my first two days , the grandma literally treated me like a slave.

Fair or unfair?

So I started working for this quirky, but lovely family over the summer and I started as a live-in nanny. I was being paid 135$/wk to live there, cook, clean, do laundry, and basically keep the whole house organized, as well as take care of their 2 dogs. My bosses are friendly and hardworking people but their child is very bratty and spoiled; honestly, I can't help but feel that they are taking advantage of me. My chores began to snowball, a new task being added everyday basically.

Not being paid AND being ignored

I have no idea where to even begin with this post. First of all, thank you for any advice or help... I'm completely lost!

Here's some background: I get paid $10 an hour to watch 3 girls ages 2,5, and 6. The girls are pretty behaved, but the older ones are very needy (I can handle that). I've been watching them for two months now, the parents are military that moved to a nearby base.


Hey ladies!

A nanny is very uncommon in my area of the south and you're very fortunate to get a position as such! I have been for 6 years straight and have worked for doctors, lawyers, public figures,etc .... My current contract ends on Aug. 20th and I'm almost sure they're going back to India so we won't extend this time. I haven't been able to find a reasonable family... Have any of you went about relocating (finding a job in different state) before? How did you or would you go about it?

How to Discuss Finance Politely

This is my first nanny position so I'm not sure how to navigate such an awkward topic. I work from 6am-6pm Monday through Saturday with one little boy. I'm in charge of cleaning, cooking, basic education and tutoring, transportation, and I care for the family's two dogs. For this she gives me $300 a week. Is this acceptable? Should I even ask for more? She says she wants to pay me more but is financially unable to. She promises raises in the future but I'm not sure whether I should demand a pay raise or try to find another job.


So I'm just curious what other nannies job requirements are. I nanny for 3 girls, oldest is 5 and the twins are 3. And mylist of duties are pretty much everything, I do all their dishes, laundry, cleaning up after, cooking meals, and teacher now. They spend quite a bit of money on preschool for the girls which I thought would teach them something but its basically a really expensive daycare. So now I need to spend time with them everyday and work with them on reading, writing, abc's, numbers, plus some sort of art project EVERYDAY!


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