Is this a fair live-in trade? I'm new to this!!

Hello! I am fairly new to nannying (Only about 1.5 years doing it "professionally") I have had 100% great reviews from families and have been offered 2 live in positions. I have been seeking a live-in position to help me save on rental costs because our rental market has skyrocketed here in Santa Barbara.

The one position I'm leaning towards is as follows:

I would be caring for a 3 month old girl, Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-5:30pm (9 hours/day)
On Wednesday's I would also be caring for the 4 year old.

In return I would get:

Am I doing too much for too little.

Hi y'all. Are there any live-in nannies from the Los Angeles area I could seek advice from when it comes to pay? I have been with my current family since January and as the months go by my pay stays the same but my work load is starting to become a lot more than what was agreed upon. Sometimes I feel as if I am being highly taken advantage of but there are times where I feel as a person living in the house I am obligated to do some of the house hold duties that are requested. I also have curfews on my off days, is that a common thing?

What to do when my employers want me to watch their friends' kids

This has only happened once so far, but I need to know what to do since I'm sure it will happen again sometime. My employers had friends over one weekend and had me watch their friends' 2 kids along with the boss's 2 kids who I already care for while they went out. Of course I didn't mind but I asked for extra compensation since 4 kids is a lot. I was only given $10 extra by my employer and I feel like it should have been the other parents to pay me instead of my boss since they are not her kids.

family wants to 1099 me!

I with This family Since August, no contact but good pay, its just a biweekly evening thing job. Last week they asked for my SS# i denied that information, they were upset about it because they want a refund on their child care tax credit... That's understandable. But that would mean i would get audited and owe a lot.


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