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I recently went on a mini get away with the family I nanny for. They paid for the trip except one meal (a dinner). I worked on my usual day off which brought me to working an extra day and extra hours as well as not working for another family....

I also walk dogs plus I had to put my own dog in the kennel. When I got payment for the week, I received my usual pay. I was pretty disappointed, especially since I missed out on $120 and am out of pocket $189 for the kennel. Should I ask for reimbursement? How do I broach the subject of getting paid for the extra work? I love them all dearly and don't want to step on toes, but I wasn't expecting to not get any extra pay. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you

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I think it will be very difficult to ask for more money after. Did they say they would pay extra? If not it may be very awkward and difficult to explain your case. Were they aware your dog would be going in a kennel? Best of luck! Post an update if you can!

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User in Soquel, CA
July 5, 2017

When you travel with a family you should always get:
An away from home fee-- covers costs like pet sitters, house sitter, etc.
A per diam in accordance with the area you are at to cover-- meals, transportation, etc.
I also feel all nanny travel jobs should have a set minimum number of hours per day; one that covers potintial extra hours you might get throughout the week.

When I travel I require 9 hours a day, 6 days out of the 7 days of travel, and overtime after 45 hours in a week. Also per my state's law travel time is paid time. I also need an 'away from home fee' this covers added expinces I will encounter: house sitter, fish sitter, plant sitter. I also need my own private room and a per diam or ALL meals covered and taxi's/Ubers.

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