I babysit a little boy (2) from 7:45 am to 6 ish 3 days a week. His mom pays me $100 for the 3 days a week. The week before last, on Tuesday, I was not warned that his dad was going to bring him in later (around 11am). So I still got up early and what not, and watched him until 6 ish. Friday his mom picked him up at 3:30 pm. She pays me $100 like normal. The following week I watch him Monday and Tuesday all day. At the end of the day she hands me the money. I don't count it in front of her ( i think it's rude)..I go to deposit it later on and I count $40. I'm thinking I'm losing cash, so I text her and ask if she gave me $70, which is what I expected. She says ' No, you get it? You worked 2 days last week. Joe dropped him off half a day and I picked him up half a day" I was totally like WTF?! When you do the math in reality I watched him 2 days and a half, but still I felt so underappreciated!! I treat this kid like he's my own and feed him super healthy foods (3 meals and snacks!), take him places etc.. I'm just such a wuss and non confrontational:( What would you do?
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:11 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 8:12 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 8:13 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by amybaby_19 at 8:30 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
Yeah, she knows that she is taking advantage of you. She is ballsy to pull that on a daycare provider. I would draw up a contract with her to protect you.
Answer by trashymom at 8:39 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
I agree with itzmyzoo. I would treat it like a daycare contract and you get paid no matter what. If you really need this job talk it over with her. You could also start to look for another position if you think it best. If you do, make sure you specify that you get paid no matter what with the next family. www.care.com and www.sittercity.com are good places to look for work. That's where I found my two part time jobs. GL
Answer by elizabr at 8:19 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 8:35 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
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Answer by 2lilbumblebees at 8:10 AM on Nov. 29, 2010