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I'm a nanny in need of advice

Anonymous

I've been a nanny for the same family for about a year. I do everything from take out trash, do laundry for the child and towels, do dishes, empty dishwasher, load dishwasher, sweep kitchen and under kitchen table. I take care of dirty diapers bin, refill diapers and pull-ups station, refill dogs and cats water and food bowl everyday, prepare meals, bring in packages from the porch. I also pick the child up from school 3 days a week and drive 6.5 miles to his school and 5.8 miles back to their home and don't get paid mileage for that. I go to publix almost every week which is 3 miles away from home and don't get paid extra for that. I occasionally have been asked to go to Costco which is 7 miles away from their house and don't get paid extra. I have been asked to make beds, sweep cat litter up, sweep outdoor porch, water outdoor flowers and I also had to take the cat and dog to the vet one time and did not get paid extra for that. When I first started out they didn't have a dog and got one about 6-7 months in when working for them. I am responsible for taking the dog out all the time, playing with the dog, I walk the dog 3 rimes per week and I did not get a rise when they added a hyper dog who requires A LOT of attention. On top of that the child just started potty training and every time he pees or poops in his potty I have to wash it out and clean the waste out. I understand it's part of nannying but with everything else I'm doing and only making 300 a week, is this a reasonable price for a nanny who only works 20 hours a week? OR am I not being paid my worth?

  • Anonymous
    Jan 16

    Where are you? Do they pay into taxes or healthcare?

  • Anonymous
    Jan 16

    In Florida, Tampa area and no. I have an I-9

  • Sara
    Jan 18

    That comes to $15 an hour which sounds on the low end to me. The national average for nanny pay is $19/hour. Do you get reimbursed for gas, mileage, or anything else? I'd say you should bring this up with the family and ask for a raise.