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Rayla in Orange, VA
Nov. 28, 2018

I currently work for a family M/W/F from 8:00am to 4:00pm. I am the children's homeschool teacher. When I was hired, the parents explained that their kids were doing very poorly at the moment and they expected me to help them raise their grades in anyway I could. So, I arrive and lesson plan for one hour while still getting them ready for the day. Then I teach them for 3 hours, cook them both lunch from scratch and eat my lunch while monitoring them and grading their work for an hour. Then I use the next 3 hours to finish teaching them or take them on a mandatory bike ride, hike or run (their parents want us to do PE too). 

On top of everything, I teach them the regular 4 subjects (Math, LA, Science & History) as well as typing and make sure they do their piano too. I am also expected to teach them manners, correct behavior (even when the parents are present), make sure they clean up after themselves, take our their dogs and are good to go by 4:00pm. All of this is done while there is a parent in the house. I also am expected to take them on outings about once a week. I currently get paid $15.00/hr, work for 24 hours a week and spend about 2 hours on the road every day for travel. 

My boss has just informed me that she is considering switching me to full time (M-F) and 45 hours a week (with 10 on travel alone). This means I would have to quit my other jobs too. I am considering on asking for a raise closer to $20/hr. Is this justified? 

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User in Portland, OR
April 17, 2019

No I don't think $20 a hour is asking to much, especially if you have to quit your other job to nanny these kids full time. For as much as you are doing for them asking for more money is perfectly ok! good luck :)

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Julianne in Camden, NC
April 17, 2019

Definitely justified, especially since you're teaching and not just babysitting. I would also discuss compensation for travel to work and on outings.

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Donna in Demotte, IN
April 16, 2019

Wow !!! you sound like a God send.. I wouldn't do it for any less than $25.00-$30.00 per hour. You do it all and I'd expect to be paid that way.It sounds like she's very happy with you so please don't be taken advantaged of.

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User in Green Bay, WI
April 16, 2019

Do I need a waiver to legally drive children at my nanny job?

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Hi, care newborns up to 6 years, I'm very tidy, punctual, honest and I dedicate 100% to the care and protection of the child I have never had an accident in these 18 years with the children. I have excellent references.

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User in Braintree, MA
April 12, 2019

Yes it is more than justified, depending on the average wage for your area. ESPECIALLY if you have to quit your other jobs in order to satisfy their childcare needs. They should at least be willing to compensate you for the loss/difference in pay. I would use the care.com pay calculator as a starting point for wage negotiations- and be sure to link it to them when you send the raise request. (https://www.care.com/babysitti...) Plug in their zipcode, the number of children, years of experience, and hours per week to find the average rate in their area. Explain that the total is for base level care- basically just ensuring the children are alive at the end of the shift. With the amount of commitment and responsibilities involved, I would ask for at least a dollar more an hour above the base average generated. If you're driving for 2 hours a day that has to be somewhere near 100 miles round trip per day. I believe the irs mileage reimbursement rate is something like .58 cents per mile, (https://www.ifebp.org/news/reg...). Which means you are effectively spending $50/day in gas, maintenance and repair costs, etc, just to get to work. I would definitely highlight this issue to your employer and see if they are willing to compensate you for mileage. Stand up for a wage that seems fair for your situation. BELIEVE ME, if you feel like you are being severely underpaid it will cause tension between you and your employer and affect your ability to do your job. If they refuse to pay you a fair wage for the services provided, then it may be best to terminate the contract while you are all on good terms. I recommend telling them in person that you will need to write up a new contract to change to full-time status and give them a heads up that you will be requiring much higher pay for the switch so it doesn't blindside them. Explain that you are trying to be fair to all parties involved and that, as it stands, you feel like you are being underpaid for the services you provide. Explain the reasons you feel you need more money- highlight having to quit your other jobs, and the average pay rate in your area. But temper it with a willingness to compromise with their financial ability to provide higher pay. Be flexible, but fair.

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Nathalie in Bronx, NY
April 12, 2019

you should do 16 to 17

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Absolutely! $20 should be minimum. You are doing a lot for this family. I have gotten paid $15 for doing way less than you are being asked of. I currently get paid $20 to nanny for a family with 3 kids, but most of the time I'm only with 2. I would totally ask for the raise!

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Ana in Providence, RI
April 11, 2019

That is way more than justified. One can not live on minimum wage and the work you are doing is that of 5 different teachers, parent, nanny, dog sitter and so much more. You deserve pay which reflects that.

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Karen in Braselton, GA
April 11, 2019

A LOT would depend on where you live and your education. In GA, $15/hour for full time would be a great pay scale for a full time Nanny, but not in NYC. If you have a teaching degree, are using your own vehicle for transporting (and your own gas and insurance), bringing your own supplies for crafting, etc., there should be some financial consideration for that as well.

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20 or 25 per hour

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Hi, I live in Vallejo my information says San Francisco because I have always worked in the area of Marin, and also looking for work over there but I have a room in San Francisco in my friend house just in case find a job over there but I live 9 miles from Napa. My last job ended 20 days ago in Greenbrae. I have experience with newborns and babies of the same age, I'm punctual, responsible, extremely careful, in 18 years I have never had an accident with children, all this you can ask my ex-clients. I'm interested in the position. thank you.

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I think $20/hr is justified. For the amount that you do, which includes teaching, childcare, and transportation, I think that rate is acceptable. Plus, this will now be your full-time job and you will need to factor in living expenses, taxes, etc. I would ask for the raise, and if they say no, then ask what an appropriate compromise would be. But to me, I would pay closer to $20.

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Alexis in Secor, IL
April 7, 2019

10-15 dollars a hour

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User in Denver, CO
April 6, 2019

I wouldn't do all of that for less than $35.00/hr. That is a lot of gas, they need a full time Nanny and if you don't want to give up your other jobs, I would replace this one. You are being a teacher, which is very time consuming and needs a certificate. If you are not happy why stay. They aren't thinking of your time for yourself.

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Absolutely justified!! That is a lot to put on one person, especially knowing there is a parent in the house (I had a similar experience about 20 years ago and we had to have a talk about compensation). You are doing the parents jobs - almost completely - and they are not giving you what you are worth. Please talk to them!

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I raise would be justified, especially if you have been working for them for a year or more. If not, I would suggest waiting until that time. A typical raise is around 5%. I'd say $5 is maybe a stretch. My best advice would be to sit down with the parents and discuss what you currently do and why a raise is needed for what additional duties they would like and expect from you. It never hurts to reach for the stars but just try to have realistic expectations for where you may end up. Good luck.

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Yes. to be honest I think anything under $17 for any childcare is not fair, and especially if you are doing so much work, and are working overtime (45) you should be at $22. Good luck!

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Melissa in Fruita, CO
April 4, 2019

That seems like you do a lot to me. I used to homeschool my kids so I understand the time and work that goes into that. I totally think you deserve more than $15 an hour. You are providing them with a lot of services. Best wishes

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Hannah in Boise, ID
April 4, 2019

i would say 15-20 an hour!

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This is more than justified.

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20/hr is completely justified in the situation you are describing, if not more so! You are in a high stress, legitimate work environment and demanding a wage that compensates for this is only fair.

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Wow you are acting like the kids' parents I say that maybe raise it to $25 or $30 not just $20

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Caitlin in Quincy, MA
March 29, 2019

Yes for sure even $25

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Tristan in Martinez, CA
March 29, 2019

Sounds like they are getting a bargain right now! Look on edjoin.com for substitute teaching rates in your school district -- you seem well educated, so you could be doing that instead (look into it), and that raises your *opportunity cost*(Google this) to at least $120/day, more for bi-lingual/special needs/etc. They sound affluent and demanding; some of your pricing will depend on if you are a W-2 (real employee), or 1099 (independant -- you have to pay your own Social Security + taxes + workers comp + health care + etc). You may also consider: How much do your other jobs pay you?/ do you enjoy the other jobs?/ intangibles from the other jobs? (or health insurance?/ or dignity and respect?) You are definitely worth it -- good luck!

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I would say that yes that is justified because you are more than just the average nanny if you are implementing complete lesson plans like that and taking them on educational and physical activities.

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Teresa in Adrian, MI
March 26, 2019

Most definitely! Subs get $80 a day and dont have to do all that is required of you! Plus you make their food, discipline,take them on outings,and take care of their dogs! This family is getting a great deal.

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Susan in Henderson, NV
March 25, 2019

ONLY $20??? Boy, they're getting their money's worth out of you! It's worth a lot more than that. You're being mother and teacher and cook and dogwalker and and and. . . . $20 isn't nearly enough. HOWEVER, I'd raise my rates gradually. Go with 20 and wait a few months and then raise it a little more, then a few more months, etc. You sound like a superhero, btw!

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Absolutely justified! Honestly if I were you, I would also add another $5 an hour to compensate your gas and mileage. If you approach them with a well thought out and prepared estimate of this and explain to them that you would have to give up your other jobs, I'm sure they will be willing to negotiate with you. I hope everything works out!

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Caty in Winter Park, FL
March 24, 2019

Absolutely justified. You are doing a lot to raise and help their children. No price should be too high.

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Tafia in Frederick, MD
March 21, 2019

Fifteen an hour for teaching, lesson planning etc. that is quite horrible if I should share my opinion

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Carina in Oviedo, FL
March 20, 2019

It will depend on experience, certifications and what do they expect

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Jennifer in Gardena, CA
March 19, 2019

ALL I CAN SAY IS ITS HARD TO FIND WORK AND I HAVE MEDICAL CREDETIALS ITS OK TO ASK FOR A RAISE ESPECIALLY IF YOUR FT ID START AT 17 18 DOLLARS ID SAY IF U HAD BEEN THERE YEARS THEN OK BUT GOOD LUCK I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR U I ALWAYS SAY SOME MONEY IS BETTER THEN NO MONEY

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Noemi in Kaysville, UT
March 16, 2019

Yes absolutely!! Especially if they are home and available to help but don't, that is a lot of work for just $15, to be completely honest I would ask for $25 so you can negotiate down to $20.

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I definitely feel that is fair. Your boss may not be as thrilled since it's a price hike. However you are doing a considerable amount of work here. I would have started out asking for 17-20 in the first place. You're not only these children's babysitter, but also their education and meal provider. It's justified.

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I understand asking for a raise but a $5/hourly jump is quite the expense to think about as an employer. I'm not saying that you aren't worth the jump. But if you truly like what you're doing and who you work for, think of a percentage increase instead. You would be asking for a 33% raise in pay. Any corporate raise would be somewhere between 3-7% on average, which is more incrementally manageable on the person writing the check.

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User in Lexington, MA
March 12, 2019

On the low end, $40 an hour but I'd have a flat rate PER family.

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Yes 20 an hour is a good rate for two children plus what you are doing with them a day. You are a super human!

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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 on the amount of work you are doing. The fact that you are tutoring as well as providing caregiving for the children seems to me you are worth the increase. Please note...make sure to put specific time off you require i.e. Holidays, vacation, etc. As an independent contractor they are not required to pay you for time off however, stating this in a contract will make it clear that you will be taking specific days off so there are no ill feelings moving forward. You obviously are a valued person and you need to look at yourself as such. Good luck.

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User in Clearwater, FL
March 10, 2019

Absolutely especially if you are a certified teacher. A minimum of $25. per hour.

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Hollie in Salem, MA
March 10, 2019

oh yes it is

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Sarah in York, PA
March 10, 2019

If you're the teacher in the home, cooking, and taking care of the household needs. I would easily ask $25.

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Kimberly in York, PA
March 8, 2019

yes definitely 20-25 i would ask for, just playing with an infant they pay about 15 you are doing a lot more then that! 15 is like a starting rate after a couple weeks or so they should definitely pay more.

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YES! Tutors are expensive! I'd ask for $20 and be willing to settle for $18.

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I would say that's more than justified. Especially since you're having to quit your other jobs, and you're not only their nanny but their kids teacher, cook, and maid.

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Nichole in Reno, NV
March 5, 2019

Absolutely. Plus weekly travel compensation.

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User in Timnath, CO
March 4, 2019

You are sadly being taken advantage of, this is an abuse of your time and efforts. I wouldn't co sell working in those conditions even with a heavy raise. $30/hr.I would look for a respectful and considerate family to work for who values your major efforts.

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That is absolutely justified. Explain to her that you have another job and prioritizing her family shows your commitment to them, and that you would like them to show they are committed to you. You should also be asking for mileage compensation.

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It depends on where you live and what they are willing to pay.

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Better yet, check on the going hourly rate for a regular teacher and head for this rate. Match and compare, gently, and tell them what you think. How else will they know what's fair.Do the math{for yourself !} first. The amount of time you have to be there is also a deciding factor in your continuing. Can you even picture spending that much more time at their house? Make a list of what else you enjoy or need to do for your own well being first, before you commit.Take it slow. You have the advantage here. It sounds like you are almost perfect for them. They probably don't want to start all over with someone else since things are going so well with you. Tell them you'll think it over, with a time frame of a week, and then consider all of the pros and cons. Try not to nit pick but get your gut level truth. It seems like you are not exactly satisfied with the job as a whole and just that much more would be not what you really want. Good luck

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Megan in Peoria, IL
Feb. 27, 2019

I think that's definitely justified. You're doing even more work than what is expected of a homeschooling teacher. You're teaching schoolwork + piano lessons + childcare (like taking them on trips) + cooking + pet care. I wouldn't hesitate to ask for $20/hour.

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You are certainly worth more than $15 per hour. Considering all the tasks and responsibilities; I believe $20 per hour would be a bargain. Especially in this day and age. I commend you for all the teaching and caring that is involved. These tasks require a tremendous amount of experience. Your contributions will pay 10 fold to a child's future and development.Professional responsibilities do not come with a $15 per hr. price tag. This is very close to minimum wage in many cities. You desrve more!

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Yes, I would consider that justifiable. Considering that you are possibly spending more time with the children, you should ask. All your employer can really say is no.

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Kelly in Milford, MA
Feb. 26, 2019

How do I find families searching for reliable date night sitters they can stick with and use for all future date nights?

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I think the children need take some rest and me too. They need free time and me too. If they are younger they need to take nap for 45 min daily. You can ask for raise 20 or more.

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User in Norman, OK
Feb. 24, 2019

Absolutely! Considering how much you're doing for those kids you should at least be paid as much as a normal schoolteacher (who gets breaks and doesn't have to provide meals) especially if you would have to quit your other jobs!!

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Anne in Duxbury, MA
Feb. 24, 2019

That's a lot of work for 15.00 an hour. Ask for 20.00 settle for no less than 18.00

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You are in Los Angeles, from what you are describing ( I have been there with teaching manners) you should charge at least a min of $25 the hour, not LESS. I would actually charge a different rate for teaching hours and nannying. A private teacher rate is over $35 an hour easy... so don't be intimidated by the rate, if your boss wants you full time, it means you are doing a great job and Los Angeles caregiver rates are high! I would have never agreed to $15 the hour, that is under the nannying rate for Los Angeles.

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Raise it to $30 to $35 per hour. You're basically raising their kids for them. You'll have to quit your other commitments and devote all your time to their kids. If you were offered to work full-time, then they must like you and think you're doing well with their kids. Think how much your quality of work is worth and decide the price accordingly but reasonably.

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Fifteen dollars and up. I feel if parents treasure their children they will treasure their care givers.

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$25 an hour

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Alicen in Warsaw, MO
Feb. 18, 2019

Yes! You are doing a teacher's job plus more. You are a teacher of multiple things, PE instructor, lunch lady and a dog sitter. Also it is super awkward trying to do your job and be the parent while the parent is still there. DO NOT quit you're other jobs until a raise is promised effective the next work day.( don't let you're boss get by promising a raise in the future) Ask nicely. "If I switch to full time, I will have to quit my other jobs. I love working for you guys and I love your kids. I travel for work and for the amount of what is expected for me I would need a raise to commit to full- time. If you can't then I'm fine remaining part-time at $12.

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I have a degree in Elementary Education. Besides babysitting, I tutor. I charge $20 an hour for tutoring. From what you described you have the duties of a teacher not a babysitter who helps with homework. You deserve a raise.

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I could not say how much because I like that parents see my work first and consider my payment according to the quality of my work and the results that I can give them but maybe, in the beginning, we could negotiate. Since I can offer from transportation, child care, tutoring, special education, and cleaning.

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I think a raise is perfectly justified. You aren't just doing the work of a homeschool teacher, it sounds more like the work of a governess in 19th century England, without being live in. The amount of work you are doing should be reflected in your pay.

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Dawn in Newton, NJ
Feb. 10, 2019

480 weekly

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yes, need 20-23$per hr. minimum ! and pay social security benefit be legally in system ,not working ("illegally") is my oppinion

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I think you should definitely value your time enough to justify asking for a raise! However, a $5 jump on top of the extra hours is a bit much in my opinion. I would start out asking for a few dollars more instead of the whole $5.

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$20/hour is absolutely justified based on the amount of work you are doing! I would have expected that amount of pay for what you are asked of now! You are doing important work with their children, and spending lots of time and energy on making sure you are providing adequate care. I don't see any problem with requesting a raise. Hope you get it!

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WOW! yes I completely thing your getting underpaid currently! Ask for that raise!

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Absolutely. You are enriching. their lives with education, great food, exercise.... You are doing so much. And really if you are to quit your other jobs, they should know that you would need to make it worthwhile for yourself. Otherwise, I would stay at part-time.

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User in Golden, CO
Feb. 7, 2019

Woah...that's a lot of work. YES, asking for a raise is justified. How many kids?? For tutoring alone I charge $20 per child per 1.5hr block. I suggest looking up what nannies are charging in our area, and when you ask to be paid what you clearly deserve, mention you are charging FAR LESS than what is typical for a nanny/tutor

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yes go for it and if they deny politely say that if they cant make that happen then u quit but politely

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I would say teachers are paid between $15-17 per hour, at least where I live and essentially that is what you are providing the family. If you feel you are worth 20/hr then request that, however if you really like the family I would keep the pay around the pay rate that teachers make. It's completely up to you on what you feel your service is worth and what you feel is right.

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Yes! Your time is valuable, and if you feel as though you should be making more then you probably should be! For everything you are doing, including travel and number of children, I would say at least $20-25 an hour.

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YES. $20 is the least you should be asking. Considering that you are not only caring for the children but teaching them as well demonstrates the vast amount of effort you are putting in. How much money will you lose from quitting your other jobs? Is this raise going to cover that loss? What about gas money? Definitely a lot to think about but worth going over.

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completely justified. Good luck to you!

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Amy in Zuni, VA
Feb. 5, 2019

Well, the question is are you willing to do this? Are you happy in this situation? Are all of these responsibilities fulfilling to you or taxing? It seems that you have some decisions to make. I tell my families that they need to make the right decision about childcare that fits their family, their needs, their budget. Then, you have to decide if it works for you. Amy C.

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Aura in Carlsbad, CA
Feb. 4, 2019

I currently work some time for a family some times all day some times 3 - 4 hours They pay me 15 hour this is ok?

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Beth in Ney, OH
Feb. 3, 2019

Indeed it is, and you should get paid overtime for anything over 40 hrs a week.

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User in Westwood, MA
Feb. 2, 2019

I would ask for 25/hr, since you are their teacher, nanny housekeeper....

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Definitely did not want the kids watching a lot of TV and wanted me to find ways to entertain them including lots of reading to them or them reading to me.

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15/hr it must be worth survival

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i think so,but depends on current situation

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Your rate of pay has more to do with your level and years of experience. But, they do seem to be asking a lot of you as well. If you've been with them a while, a raise definitely seems justified. $15/hour to $20/hour is a pretty big jump though. So, you might consider asking for $16-$17/hour instead. The added hours are going to be a big jump in their expenses as well. So you may have a decision to make if they aren't able to increase their rate. You have to decide if it's worth leaving your other jobs. Good luck to you!

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Since you are basically acting as the caretaker and personal teacher, I believe this is fair.

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20 to 25 dollar an hours is perfect for excellent nanny and Teacher aids this is justified raise.

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yes you`re doing a great job but salary shoiuld be more than $20 per hour.

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Emilie in Barstow, CA
Jan. 27, 2019

I think that sounds perfectly reasonable! If not simply for the fact you are going from PT to FT, you will be traveling a lot more - and that will end up costing more than just the gas fare. Also, if you are going to to be unable to have your other jobs anymore because of it, I think it is only fair that you be compensated for the revenue you will be losing by accepting the FT position. With all the work and effort it sounds like you put into your job - you are definitely worth it!!

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I believe a raise to this amount is completely reasonable. Child care rates are raising on average, and seeing as you both care for the children at home and are their homeschool teacher, I think $20 an hour is quite reasonable.

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User in Boulder, CO
Jan. 24, 2019

I think that is 100% justified. Tutoring alone costs on average $20hr. I think $25hr is a good rate, but if you feel comfortable with $20, then your asking is justified.

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$20 an hour at least should already have been offered to you. This list is long, do you even have time to hang out with friends, you don't seem to have a lot of free time

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You should definitely be making more then that. Your basically a part time nanny from what you explain so you should be making a lot more money. You should also have paid time off and vacation time. I would even consider maybe asking them to cover your gas if you have to drive that much. I think 20 an hour is very fair especially since it's more then one kid.

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Sydney in Ashland, OR
Jan. 21, 2019

I would ask at least $22 an hour for this job. Most nannies at $15 an hour are playing with the kids, reading stories, and going to the park. You are not only their nanny; you are the children's teacher as well. While $22 an hour is fair, I also think this should be more of a discussion about whether you are willing to work full-time for this family. You mentioned that she is considering making you full-time but you would have to quit your other jobs. I would suggest you weight the pros and cons of having just one job well.

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hi you sound amazing, but i would charge at $25 an hour or do salary

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You are doing the work of a small school. I would absolutely ask for $20/hr or higher. I would suggest $22 honestly.

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It certainly is justified without the additional 21 hours. 10 hours of travel for you was there when you took position, cannot despair over this now, and is too late into the position to charge extra for that. First you cook and CLEAN, teach, train, and Miss Manners is always there. It is hard to negotiate once you have taken a job for less. Here's another idea: Monday through Friday work regular hours but, ask for 8:00am to 5:00pm (extra five hours to prepare daily dinner.) Then stay overnight for Monday through Thursday, help put kids to bed. In the morning you will not stress on lesson plan if you have more time and the evening you will live better and feel better. Negotiate any extra time you give to the family according to the cost of four nights stay. As if in a Motel Six over night. Bonus for you: your utilities will be less. Do your laundry and of course you will bathe if staying over. If you have not already cut down to one cell phone. NRS

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There is much research online for every city which shows the average price for a nanny. You sound like a super nanny.

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YOU ARE UNDERPAID!! You are actually fulfilling the role of 1. Teacher 2. Nutritionist 3. Dog walker 4. Babysitter/Nanny 5. Parent (It is a parents responsibility to teach their child manners and good acceptable behavior first and foremost) since you are wearing mutiple hats, if you consider working for this family full time you should be requesting and receiving no less than $25 per hour.

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yes i think you should ask for a raise only because i know how difficult it is to do all that work and only be getting $15 am hour i would ask for close to $20 as well.

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You are doing a great job in this area of your work place and working in different area as a care giver, you need to be paid at least $35/hour.

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you should be charging $25/hr since your services are tutoring, pet sitting, care giver and housekeeping. Do not sell yourself short

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Donna in Cypress, TX
Jan. 8, 2019

I wouldn't do what you are doing for less than $20.00 per hour. I think it's totally justified. Since the boss has informed you of what she is considering, you should tell her now you will need $20.00 per hour since you will have to give up your other jobs. Tell her that you need x number of dollars per week to meet your financial obligations and if she can't pay you $19 or $20 per hour, you cannot accept full time, especially 45 hours per week. I have found people will pay you less if they can. It sounds like she likes you and you do quite a lot and they would be better off to pay you then have to start all over with someone new. Good luck to you and remember your skills are worth paying for and families do get what they pay for. Good luck!

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When you're working full time, it is completely different than part time. I would ask for the $20/hr but I also wouldn't be afraid to ask for a little more since you'll be traveling more often. I always like to start higher and negotiate after that.

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yes totally justifiable. you need to just talk with the family. add up your hourly rate everyday for the entire moth and se if it is enough to take the place of your other jobs plus this family if so great if not ask for up to $25 per hour. you are doing A LOT!!

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Julia in Omaha, NE
Jan. 6, 2019

YES! you are doing a lot for only $15 per hour. Go for it if they really apreciate your knowledge and time they will be happy to pay you $20 per hour. do not quit your other job and start looking for others just in case.

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You are being grossly underpaid. It certainly depends on where you live in regards to HOW MUCH you are being underpaid. You are currently not a nanny, you are a governess! This position hardly exists these days, but it is exactly what you are doing. A quick Google search states that governesses make $65,000 to $80,000 a year with benefits when working full time. When working part time, the pay is somewhere between $35 to $45 an hour! You didn't mention how many children there were. You did mention you were required to help them raise their grades, adding even more pressure to your position. (You aren't working with super star students at the moment). You are also required to transport them on outings and for educational activities. You are MORE than justified to demand $20 an hour. I would actually find several articles online about governesses and their pay, present them to the family, and ask for $30 an hour so you can negotiate. If they are unwilling or unable to give you a raise, you should utilize the great experience you have doing this work and seek another similar position when it arises, using this family as a reference (So don't burn bridges if you can help it!). You deserve better pay and benefits! Good luck!

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I think i had already answered this question.

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YES!!!!! i would even go so far as to ask for $25 an hour. you are doing an amazing amount of work for one person! School teachers get pain a base salary in this area (NY) of about $65,000 a year.

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Depends on each person experience. I have worked in the field for over twenty years so for me I charge between $25-35 hourly. I also provide additional services with my childcare needs.

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Brooke in Petal, MS
Jan. 2, 2019

Yes it is