From a reader who wishes to remain anonymous:
I am a nanny for four children ages 4, 6, 6, and 8. All of the children have Autism. In addition, one of the 6 year-olds has Asperger's and the 8 year-old has Down's Syndrome. During the next school year, I will be working 5 hours a day with this family. I will have all 4 children for 3 of those hours. I am also responsible for meal preparation and cleaning the children's bedrooms, toy room (which is the entire basement), dishes, and laundry (which includes the bedding). I also tend to the family dog, feeding her and sometimes letting her out.
I'm just wondering if I should find courage to let my boss know that I feel entitled to a raise.
I have worked with the family for 2 years and I am making 15 dollars an hour. I have my own child who is 17 months and I'm struggling with the cost of daycare enrollment at this rate.
Do you have any words of advice?