Post # 17
elliestan I’m sorry you are misunderstanding what I mean. I meant that I can ONLY pump, and it seems to be hard to do with the situation I am in. I meant that I would continue CDing at home, if i was to stay at home. So I meant is it worth it to give up the savings in those two things. and I have worked at a daycare before.. with 12 infants. and several toddlers… so you could probably stop being sarcastic. I have experience. But your not in my position. I was just asking if its worth it in general.. not for rude sarcastic comments.
Post # 18
OP – I’ve babysat 3 year olds on many, many occasions so I don’t really understand that inability to privately pump. You do seem to be projecting your unassociated choices regarding BFing and CDing onto this job. You are also getting absolutely taken advantage of at $5 an hour. That isn’t even minimum wage so I doubt it is even really legal for her to pay you so little.
Honestly – I think you should negotiate an honest wage and see if the kids can be brought to your house instead of you travelling (although I wouldn’t quit if the location can’t be changed).
Post # 20
If you have to stop bf and cd and only make $5/ hour sounds like you would make hardly anything with increaed costs of formula and disposables. quit and dont feel guilty, that mom offering 5/hour shouldnt expect many people to tolerate that kind of pay.
Post # 21
I would quit. The reason is because this situation sounds terriblley stressful to you, and 3 children need a sound mind to watch them. Not to mention the pay isn’t fair for the gas, time, and swap for cd and pumping. Also, I understand how hard it can be to watch a little one and a toddler, not to mention 2 little ones and a toddler, and to me that is worth much more than 5 bucks an hour. The lady found you on a dime, so it isn’t as if she was prepared either way, and you are leaving her high and dry, what would she have done anyways?
Post # 22
I would also quit. It sounds stressful & driving in the winter time with a newborn can be really risky. Plus, you sound like you hate it.
Post # 23
What has changed since you accepted the job? It seems to me that you knew about the feeding & cloth diapering issues beforehand, and should have thought about the gas. Because of that I would give notice today and tell her you will finish out the week for the sake of the kids.
Post # 24
I wouldn’t work any job for $5 an hour.
Post # 25
Um… no. Federal minimum wage is $7.25. Even high schoolers who babysit make more than $5/hr.
Post # 26
I would quit. If you don’t need the money, it’s not worth the stress for you. Your LO is only a baby once, take advantage and enjoy her!
Post # 27
OMG $5 an hour for two children plus your own??!! Um…wtf? That’s just wrong.
Post # 28
I would def quit as well.
your being WAY underpaid!
Post # 29
I hope you decided to quit. It sounds like a nightmare, and for $5/hr that is ridiculous and not worth it.
Post # 30
I would tell her it wasnt working out. Better now then later down the road
Post # 31
@dj:$5 and hour? NO! But, yes, I’d finish out the week (or 2)