Phyllis

Ormond Beach, FL

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❄️how Do You Manage Family Time With Caregiving During The Holiday Season?❄️

As a professional caregiver I make sure that those I serve know, in writing, the days I will be taking off prior to being hired. Unless you are working for an agency, it is up to the person or family you are working for to make additional arrangements. Always remember... more

How Much Should I Be Charging?

You are the professional and this is your business. It appears the family values your services however I sense you feel being a bit taken advantage of. I think it would be in your best interest to write a working agreement, set the hourly rate you wish to receive based... more

What Do You Do If You Are Being Asked To Work Overtime?

If you are an independent contractor I believe you are not covered by employment laws for overtime. As an independent contractor you must negotiate your contract up front with those you work with. For example Holidays, extended hours, mileage if you are travelling a distance to take someone to an... more

Does Being A Parent Count As Child Care Experience?

Personally I believe being a parent should count as child care experience. Who knows better than being with a child through the various stages of development as well as 24/7 the care of a child. However I do believe it is extremely important to have yourself educated in infant... more

🌴how Do You Handle Asking For Time Off For The Holidays? 🌴

As with any professional position, and being a care giver is your professional job, holidays should be discussed prior to employment. Although many work as a contracted employee with unpaid holidays, it is still important to let the families you work for know your requested holidays well in advance. However... more

Holiday Pay??

As in any contracted position, unless stated in the original working agreement, unfortunately the employer is not responsible for paying for holidays.  I encourage all independent contractors such as nannies, caregivers, etc. to have a clearly stated working agreement with their employer.  This will avoid hurt feelings, a... more

No Pay?

You are a professional and should be paid for your service. It is time to have a serious talk with them. Once you receive your back pay I would make it clear that you must be paid on agreed time or you must leave. The longer this drags on the... more

Struggle To Get Paid?

Unfortunately you have no recourse if a cash deal was agreed upon. Using Care.com or setting up a free PayPal account is probably the best way to go moving forward. Sad to hear that someone would do this. If this job was secured through Care.com please report the... more