My Mouth Dropped Wide Open
I was at Church Square Park earlier. This other Nanny and I were talking and she asked me what to do about negotiating pay for a new child. Before giving my advice, I asked her what she wanted to do. She told me that she's going to ask for double. I asked her to say it again. She said double. I said "as in double per hour? So, say you make $15, you're going to ask for $30 per hour?" She said yes. And my mouth dropped. I told her good luck and I moved on.
While, yes, Nannies should be making that amount. Honey girl, no one will ever pay you $30 per hour here. This is not NYC. This is Hoboken. While we were 1 mile away from NYC. This is Hoboken.
Does ANYONE, I mean ANYONE that is a child Caregiver make more than $25 per hour in this town?