Am I being under paid as a babysitter?
I work for a family Mon-Fri with kids age 11 and 15. Mom makes me drive their kids EVERYWHERE. I live in NYC and they only pay me $12 an hour. No gas/mileage/tear compensation. Average pay in my area is $18 an hour. I’m a 20 year old college student with 3 years paid experience in babysitting with my own car. Twice a week I only go to their home for an hour and a half making $18 for the day and I have to drive back and forth to their school activities with my OWN car for 20 miles. Would you drive 20 miles for $18 in total? 3 times a week i work 4 hours and also pick them up and drop them off. I make $180 a week. Also, her oldest always slams my door causing tear. (Shes 15) I tried telling her to stop slamming my door but she just rolls her eyes. During the summer i pick them up from summer camp and they completely dirt up my car from their dirty shoes to the point i had to buy $100 seat protectors. I’ve been working with this family for over 2 years and never received a raise. I tried to speak to the mom about it and asked for an extra $30 per week because I also have school expenses and she said it wasn’t her ‘problem’. I could make more money being an uber driver. I have quit twice in the past and she texts me non-stop asking me if i can come back or if i know anybody that could babysit for her. I decided to quit again today and she said she’ll give me a raise of a dollar. $13 an hour after i’ve worked for your girls for 2 years?