New nanny needing advice... I think I'm being taken advantage of :(

So I just got my first time full time nanny job. Up until right now I have only ever worked for childcare centers. I am young too, only 19. I took this job on quickly to escape a job with awful pay. This is my second week being the nanny for this family, they have triplet four year old boys who are so much work and so poorly behaved I find myself crying. I make them every meal, and take them places and do great art projects with them everyday. I try so hard to make mom and dad happy.

Any Austin Texas Nannies?

Hello I am a nanny in Austin, I am wondering what you guys typically make for 3 kids in this city. Everytime I look it up I get a different answer which I'm sure depends on a number of things. I look after an 11 year old, a 7 year old, and a 4 year old (who acts 2). ALSO I do all the families laundry (even though the parents throw their nicely folded laundry on the floor (so I have told them I will not do theirs any further, mom got really upset when I said that...) I do dishes, take care of dog, and clean house everyday.

Former Employer Says I am Hurting Her Children Emotionally

Hello everyone! I am a former nanny as of almost 3 months ago when I left my nanny job of 4 years. I consulted this site many times over the years over the years, but never created an account. However, I see how wonderfully each of you is able to advise and comfort one another, and many of your posts are SO relatable to me. I am now experiencing a situation that is causing me so much emotional pain, and I am in desperate need of advice. So, first, let me explain for former job...

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.

How much should I be paid?

I'm a 21 year old nanny with 5 years of childcar eexperience and 3 years of college experience. I am First Aid/CPR Certified. Currently I'm in charge of a 2.5 year old boy (J). I work 45 hours a week and keep my schedule very flexible so that I can accommodate their social/personal/work needs. Other than taking care of J, here are some of my responsibilities:

Underappreciated and overworked nanny

I am a FT nanny for 2 kids, an 8 yo girl with Down syndrome and a 4 yo boy. I have worked for this family for over a year and a half. I get to work every morning at 7 to get the kids ready and then take them to school. The 4 yo goes to half day pre-k and I pick him up from school at 11. I am also a full time student. To help them out, I scheduled my classes between dropping them off and picking the 4 yo up from school and I also take online classes. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I do have a class in the afternoon.

Advice on weekly salary

I have been with this wonderful family for one year. The baby was 3 months when I started, he is now 15 months old. One question is, I'm making $450 a week, working between 48-52 hours M-F. That's less then $10 per hour. It's my fault, I agreed to that salary, but was originally hired for 4 days a week at $325 per week for 42 hours a week. I screwed myself there also, not calculating the numbers correctly. Anyway, it's a wonderful family but I truly think they haven't sat down and realized what a great bargain they are getting for a full time nanny, coming to there home everyday.


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