Quit this employer, and start fresh with someone else. Tell them you need to concentrate on your school work, and don't apologize, and don't tell them anything else. when you tell them you are leaving, ask them for a letter of recommendation - NOT just can other people call them for a reference, but an...
Best answer: Quit this employer, and start fresh with someone else. Tell them you need to concentrate on your school work, and don't apologize, and don't tell them anything else. when you tell them you are leaving, ask them for a letter of recommendation - NOT just can other people call them for a reference, but an actual letter. *Imagine* that you are going to not be working but studying more, and then moving away so you're not caught offguard when they start asking you to cover if they get in trouble, because they will.
And then look for another job, but not before you look on the online source of babysitters and see what the going rate is for an adult with experience, if that's what you still want to do. Try and stay away from transporting kids, because it's a huge risk- and I'll bet you never added that to your car insurance. Under 25 it may not be allowed, and if you had an accident without telling your car insurance carrier you were transporting kids for money, it might actually negate your insurance coverage! Ask first, before you do it, even for these people- even one more time. You could be risking your entire future already.
Tentofield has given you good information about rates. Don't apologize for asking for that up front, and type it all out, and get a signed agreement. Have someone with legal experience (as in a friendly lawyer, law student at least, or paralegal) to taker a look at your agreement first. But get everything in writing, and keep an original copy with signatures. You may never need it, but you need to HAVE it.
The people you work for now are definitely taking advantage, and they likely know it. I wouldn't bother trying to renegotiate anything. It isn't worth the hassle- especially with that teenager involved. Just go find someone else with a younger child who needs to be looked after in their home, with no rides. You only need one client, and if you demand enough, you shouldn't have to worry about being treated fairly. The ones who pay more are often better to you in general, if you do a good job.
Good luck- remember, you're worth much more than this, and you should demand it, nicely.
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