I have a lady watch my kids who used to work at the daycare my girls went to. I am a single mom, so not a lot of money floating around. I pay her 800.00 a month for my 2 children one of whom is in school (as agreed upon with her). I was recently going through my girls "art" from her house and found a wish list FROM HER. I thought maybe it was a mistake, so I texted her and asked her what it was. She said "Just incase you wondered...lol" Um, is it just me or is that incredbly RUDE?
She told a mutual friend of ours "Well she gets a bonus so I expect a gift." First of all I give you almost 1/2 of my after taxes paycheck every month, second it is not promised I get a bonus and most likely won't this year because our business has slowed drastically, and three who f*cking does that??
I am not impressed....I had planeed on getting her a nice candle (Like a big Yankee one) or a gift certificate to go somewhere nicer to eat, but now I am not getting her anything. Ok, so I probaly still will, but it really made me mad....
To clarify a couple of things. The list was nothing etreme. Just some specific DVD's (or maybe she wants Blu Rays bc I think she has one) and specific make up (Sephora). 3
I keep seeing a week of pay is the "norm". Well that isn't happening because it is December and there is nowhere I could pull an extra 200 bucks from. I highly dount she expects that.
As for 800 a month. Some of you think it is too much and some of you think is too little. You need to remember location. The centers here charge from 250-400 a WEEK for 2 kids. Child care is very expensive here. Her and I set out a FLAT rate so it doesn't increase when my oldest is on break. I also pay her for all holidays (she just got paid for Thursday and Friday for example) AND two weeks of vacation. So essentially she get at least 600/year for time she doesn't even have my children. If she chooses not to continue watching my children because of a gift that is on her. I don't think she would do that though. I would be SHOCKED if she did.
Right? LOL. With the kids she watches she brings home more money than I do. But I couldn't handle the stress of it and I don't know how she does taxes. She is an incredible care giver. That's why I am trying not to flip over something so minor. The daycare my kids went to was 175.00 week when my dd was in school and over 1k when she was on break. This is a flat rate with her, so that helps out an insane amount.
Wow, eight hundred bucks a month?? I need to get in the baby sitting business!