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amother




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Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:49 pm
My babysitter just asked for paid vacation. Is this even a thing? She comes daily so that I can work. Even if this were some alternative universe where I could afford to pay for her vacation and another babysitter to cover her, is that something people do? I'm shocked she even asked.
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amother




Magnolia
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:50 pm
I live in California but 2 weeks paid vacation is standard. Usually 1 week is picked by the family and 1 week by the babysitter. It’s really important to get all these expectations laid out so no one is surprised.
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amother




Gray
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:51 pm
I’ve heard of babysitters asking and being told no.
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amother




Gray
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:52 pm
amother [ Magnolia ] wrote:
I live in California but 2 weeks paid vacation is standard. Usually 1 week is picked by the family and 1 week by the babysitter. It’s really important to get all these expectations laid out so no one is surprised.
You need to be wealthy to live in California
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amother




Emerald
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:54 pm
I'm a babysitter in Brooklyn and I wish! Just lost a full week of income because kids were sick. But I don't know what's standard in your area...
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amother




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Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:55 pm
Re a mother from California, do you pay off the books?
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Amarante




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:12 pm
This has been widely discussed in other threads.

It is customary to give your household help the equivalent of at least one week’s pay if not two depending on length of employment.

It really depends on whether yuu want to retain her services or if you think she is completely fungible and easily replaced. 🤷‍♀️
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tichellady




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:36 pm
This is standard where I live for full time help. People discuss it when they hire
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tichellady




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:37 pm
amother [ Gray ] wrote:
You need to be wealthy to live in California


That is definitely not true, although it always helps to have money wherever you live
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amother




Magnolia
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:38 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Re a mother from California, do you pay off the books?


We pay in cash. I don’t ask questions about if she reports the income.
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amother




Stonewash
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:49 pm
I have a few specific holiday where my live in takes off and I pay anyways. x-mas, New Years, and Easter. Any other time she needs off she just tells me in advance she needs a certain day but I don’t pay her for that day. If I travel Oran’s don’t need her then it’s on me, I pay her for the lost work.
I don’t pay for a week vacation.
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amother




Magnolia
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:53 pm
amother [ Gray ] wrote:
You need to be wealthy to live in California


I don’t think you “need” to be wealthier to live in California than New York. They’re both high cost states. More money makes things easier wherever you are, of course.
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amother




Junglegreen
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 10:42 pm
We give off paid for YT (so two weeks a year we choose) and she gets to pick 1 week to take off unpaid
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