The Overnight Nanny
The other day, my family asked me if I would be available to watch the kids for a whole weekend in December. I, of course, said yes! But then they asked me my rate. So I told them that I expect an hourly rate of $X, plus the cost of food and spending money to do fun things with the kids, if I decided to do that. They said that was reasonable.
But today, they told me that they were no longer going away.
I am annoyed because the money was going to be nice. But, I can't help but think if they decided not to because the amount was so much. My past experience was exactly what I asked for and it was fine.
Some people argue that there should be a set rate for a weekend overnight type of deal. I personally think that since I am the only person in the apartment watching them, the rate should be hourly. I've also heard of people reducing the rate when kids are asleep but what happens if there's a fire? Or what if one of the kids wakes up...do I have to go get them? Obviously, yes, I will. But the price of good care should never be contradicted. I don't want to sound greedy, but with my experience, I think that the going rate in Hoboken is comparable to what I asked.
Has anyone ever been in this situation?
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