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what do you think is fair??

Posted by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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how much is do you ladies think is fair to pay a family member to watch you child? my dad's gf is going to be watching my daughter while I work. its not going to a permanent thing. my bf is in FL for a while. I asked her how much she wanted and she said she doesn't know that whatever I can afford is fine. I don't make a lot of money but I want to be fair. I work nights so she will be feeding my daughter dinner and putting her to bed 3 nights a week and 2 nights a week I will be off work in time to pick her up before bed. I do take food for my daughter because she is picky and I know she won't always eat what they do. TIA
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ambermario4ever
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

How many hours a week will she be watching her?

SalemWitchChild
by Blessed be on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I paid my mom $80 a week. But my mother drove to my house every day, put DD on the bus when necessary and made breakfast/lunch. She also did a little light cleaning for me.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

You can put the info into this rate calculator and it will tell you what the going rate is in your area

http://www.sittercity.com/babysitters/babysitters-rate-calculator.html

bmcandmmh
by Michelle on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Pay her 100$ total
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Mcelly
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Dad's gf? She should do it for free! But I guess $100 -$ 120 should be okay.
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mommy2tyana
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:34 AM
I usually work 38 hrs a week. sometimes more if someone calls out.

Quoting ambermario4ever:

How many hours a week will she be watching her?

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mommy2tyana
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:38 AM
this gave me a rate of $10.75 an hr. that's more than I make.

Quoting Sassy762:

You can put the info into this rate calculator and it will tell you what the going rate is in your area

http://www.sittercity.com/babysitters/babysitters-rate-calculator.html

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by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:44 AM
Clicked on that and I think that's crazy..mine came up with 9.25 an hour. My babysitter was soo happy I offered to pay her $50 for the weekend, about 16 hours of work.


Quoting Sassy762:

You can put the info into this rate calculator and it will tell you what the going rate is in your area

http://www.sittercity.com/babysitters/babysitters-rate-calculator.html


mommy2tyana
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 3:57 AM
it gave me a rate of $10.75 an hr.

Quoting Anonymous:

Clicked on that and I think that's crazy..mine came up with 9.25 an hour. My babysitter was soo happy I offered to pay her $50 for the weekend, about 16 hours of work.




Quoting Sassy762:

You can put the info into this rate calculator and it will tell you what the going rate is in your area

http://www.sittercity.com/babysitters/babysitters-rate-calculator.html


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by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 28, 2013 at 4:04 AM

when I was working DH was home two hours after i left.

I paid minimum wage to my sitters (while praying they would be so happy with the money they wouldnt beat my kids...there's a video on here of a slap happy nanny)

i had no issue paying someone a premium. i always thought my kids were worth it


if you cant afford to pay your sitter then perhaps you should look into state funding via DHS.

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