Mary Jane - posted on 10/26/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have a question for you mom's with nannies and I also welcome the opinion of those who don't. I just went on my second interview for a part time nanny position that is a special position because it is a co-op position between two families and I would be nanny for two baby boys. In all my thirty years I've never done this before on a long term basis so I'm excited about this new adventure but have one issue that is nagging me. On the days when I am not needed or able to work, ie sick kids, vacation days, etc., these two families only want to pay me half of my normal hourly rate and I know from experience that it is standard etiquette to pay in full but these families are thinking that because this job is just slightly under thirty hours a week that paying me half is acceptable. I don't feel comfortable with this but I also want this job very much. Yes I will have to discuss this with them but does anyone have any opinion on the fact that this is part time and according to one mom, "part time jobs don't get all the benefits full time jobs do". This is a very personal job and I will be working very, very hard and I just want to feel taken care of and I'm feeling like full pay for days they don't need me is justifiable, anyone agree, disagree? Thank you!