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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.

Thinking about quitting

I just started a new position as on on call nanny for an agency. The problem I have is that I feel underpaid. $16 an hour for any amount of kids and no matter if they have behavioral issues of any sort. We are NOT allowed to decline a job for any reason. I havn't been getting many jobs so my pay is literally unknown each week. Especially that parents cancel when they dont need me after they have already scheduled! That has happened to me several times and I just started 3 weeks ago. That means I am not getting paid for what i thought i would be.

Am I underpaid?

I'm an on call nanny and I work with different families each day or a week depending on what they need. My manager said $15 to start, but I said $17 ( just because i was told on the phone they pay $15-$17 an hour) i searched the company on glassdoor and people have said the common salary is $18/hr, but that could be from in areas other than washington. She she said she can only do $16 to start. My question is what does START mean? Is she saying my pay will go higher or is that just what they always say to have you accept?

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.

Bright Horizons Nanny Care Job

Someone from bright horizons has reached out to me and asked if I was interested in a position. Basically bright horizons has a program for back up care. Families that have tmobile or microsoft, etc can go to bright horizons and hire a back up nanny. I was told that this job is on call with 2-3 days notice, possibly 1.

Frusterated

It's soo hard to find a job. I've been applying to 30 or more jobs a day. I'm having no luck finding a nanny job, and with only having a nanny work history, other jobs might see that as not good enough. I have this lady that reached out to me on care.com she said she's low income and is trying to get state to pay for childcare. She said she doesn't know if it's a long term or short term position and she wants 10 hours for 3 days $10 an hour. Childcare and personal assistant duties. At this point i'm thinkin of taking whatever, but normally I would say no.

Salary pay?

Two families which know each other, are both trying to pay me a monthly salary. I asked for $15 an hour and they insisted that I choose a weekly rate. One of the families then said $250 a week for 40 hours which breaks down to $6 an hour. Which is unbelievable! I am a nanny not a babysitter. They keep trying to compare a nanny to a school or daycare and saying that they don't pay that much at a school. I havn't told them yet that a nanny is sort of like a luxury. We come to their home and care for their kids, take them to activities or appointments.

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