I started babysitting for a former neighbor about a month ago. And since then I basically have been raising her kid. Our agreement started out that she would pay me $15/day. That was for the hours of 4pm to 10 pm and $20/day for her ling shifts of 4pm to 12 am and overnights were $25. Well she is a waitress and was having a hard time paying that so we agreed on $75 a week, I was trying to be nice, but reasonable enough that I would at least make something for my time. Not to mention I have three kids of my own, the little boy is still in pull ups at almost 4yo and I have to feed him. She buys a few groceries for my house when she gets her fs. Its always an excuse as to why she can't pay me. I have been paid $40 in two weeks! When we agreed in $75/ week she said she could handle that no problem. She gets paid every two weeks and her hourly wage is 2.83 an hour and she was working at least 30 hours a week. She gets paid every two weeks and should have at least been able to manage paying me. Its always something. They messed up her pay...he car broke down...whatever. so she found a new waitressing job where she is the only waitress at the restaurant and they gave her better hours and more hourly pay. She started this past Thursday. She was to get paid from her other job on Friday and pay me. She knew I needed that money. I kept her ds overnight as usual ( the overnights are an all the time thing, she never picks him up after work because she doesn't want to wake him, or because she got asked to stay until 2 am or whatever amount of time). She was to come pick him up yesterday and pay me. I have even been nice and told her not to worry about her overdue balance and concentrate on the weekly pay until she gets her taxes back. Out of her taxes she was going to pay the overdue amount plus a few weeks ahead. Well. She didn't pick Jim up. Her mom did. I asked if she had sent my money along and the mom looked confused. The grandmother informed.me she would bring the boy back around 5pm and I immediately texted the girl and asked her when she was coming to pay me. Her car broke down and almost caught on fire due to her alternator (bull). OK. Then she texts me a little later telling me that her son is sick and vomiting and asked if her mom could bring him back to me. Uhhh... No. I can't afford for my.kids to get sick. They have missed a lot of school already dye to deaths in the family and their own illnesses. They now need Dr. Excuses to miss school. Do my answer was no. Not to mention the fact that she is $215 in the hole with me now. She was upset because she would have to call off work on her third day, but she should always have a backup plan (and I've told her this) in case I can't watch him. Then she wanted to know if I could go to her house and watch him this morning at 7 am And leave my kids home with dh. On his only day off. I told her I had to check with him. But the answer was no. So last night I tried texting her to tell her that as long as he was not 1. Running a fever and 2. No longer vomiting then she could bring him here this morning. No answer. I texted again this morning. No answer. And if she's gonna throw a hussy fit because I took my kids health into consideration she can find another sitter. I take good care of her son and I do it for pennies an hour. If she would pay me on time I would be more apt to keep her son. Am I wrong?!?!
on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM