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|Sun, 07-06-2003 - 3:19pm|
Here is the big thing...we have a beautiful pool in the back yard, so yes she access to a pool all day, her and dd can swim, picknick out by the pool etc. Not hard work right? Well Thursday dh and I were coming back from the school (this is where our contract is and I work) and I figured out her hours for 3 days, 19.5 @ $2.25= 43.87 for doing pretty much nothing. Sounds good right?
DH and I came home abt 1:30 ON thursday. She was a little shocked but hey. She and her mother knew that my hours vary, i could come home at 12:00 somedays, it just depends on wht is going on at work.
To make a long story short HER MOTHER calls me and has enough BALLS to ask me when we were going to pay her daughter the other $37 that we owed her! She told me that she called her SIL who has done day care got 15 years and her SIL said to charge a daily rate of $20 a day regardless of how many hours her dd was baby sitting for and PAID HOLIDAYS!! I can see this for a LISCENED day care, becuase a day care provider does ALOT during the day, breakfast, snack, games, stories, crafts, walks to the park etc....
WE are talking abt a 15 yo who does no picking up and lounges by the pool all day and her mother EXPECTS $20 for her to come here!! When I baby sat I took what I was given, my parents NEVER called and told the family I was babysitting for to give me more money! Only if i was severly ripped off they would say something but NEVER would they call and expect me to be paid day care rate over an agreed rate!!
Am I being unreasonable or is her mother? I feel that $2.25 is plenty especially when she has access to a private pool all day.........and remeber this was the agreed rate when she started. I feel if she needs $20 a day then I will have her fill out a form for a 1099 at the end of the year so we can get a tax deduction. But we have friends who are having a very very difficult time with immigration and there for her dh cannot work and could use extra $$$$ and she would LOVE dd to come there and they will bring her and their 2 kids to our house to swim during the week?
What is your opinion?