I have been a nanny for 7 years and I am thinking of not working in this field anymore. I have come across too many people who want to lowball and try to take advantage of me even when I am so straight forward and communicable. Too many families I have seen on care.com or other sites who say they need part time or full time care. We talk about wages and I go to the interviews. I have questions for them as well. Then they say they only want to pay me a really low salary below min wage an HR, or say they only need occasional care!
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.
Let me begin by saying this is my very first Nanny job. Inexperienced at its greatest.
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.
I am the nanny for a 5 month old baby , 10 hrs a day M-F. Lastnight I had some personal stuff going on and I only got maybe 2 hours of sleep before having to be at work at 6. I'm young, i've pulled allnighters before no biggie. I made it work on time (5 mins early) . Chatted it up with mom who informed me dad would be home for a majority of the morning. Also no biggie. (Side Note: The family I work for is great, they make me feel like apart of the family, we have excellent communication etc.
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.
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.
Hi everyone, i'm still looking for a job and have an interview tomorrow and one on monday. I need some advice. I have anxiety and sometimes during interviews i get choked up and probably make myself look bad. Like if they give me a scenero I choke up and say something dumb, but I would really do something different. I have a passion for kids, but my anxiety and talking to adults sometimes doesnt go well.
So I watch this little girl, and when I had he interview with them to begin with they told me that my schedule would be set. While working with them, I wouldn't know when exactly I would get off anywhere from 4-7 which is ridiculous since they told my schedule time to be off is at 6 and ocasional 7, with notice.
The girl is sweet, why I hate to leave the job. By I don't get paid time off, holidays, vacation and not to mention a little less than min wage and work on a Saturday.