This email comes from a Hoboken Babysitter named Melanie.
"It really bothers me when a Parent tells me what time they are coming home. A lot of times they say they will be home at X and then come home an hour or two earlier. Then, the Parents don't pay me for the original said time. I rely on any money that I make for bills. Don't you think that Parents either shouldn't say a return time or if they do, they need to pay until that time?"
Melanie, Yes. Yes, they should be paying until the time they said they would return. I always find it disgusting when Parents do things like this. Come on, Parents, don't you want to keep your caregiver happy? What's an extra $30-$40 to you? But, Melanie, do you say anything about it? If you do, you probably don't hear back from them. If you don't, then you probably do Babysit a lot for them and it continues to occur. It's one of those problems that us Nannies/Babysitters face. I just think that the Parents need to pay and everyone will be happy.