June 25, 2024 at 1:15 pm

Wealthy Couple Refuses To Pay Exact Amount To Their Nanny, So Nanny Gets Revenge And They End Up Paying Hundreds Of Dollars Of Uncharged Bills

by Heide Lazaro

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A contract is a contract, even if it’s for the babysitting services you hire for your children.

Unfortunately, some people try to violate some parts of it just to save themselves a couple of dollars.

In this story, the couple who wanted to save a few bucks ended up paying hundreds of dollars to their nanny. Read the full account below.

Mom splits hairs with nanny to save a few dollars and ends up backpaying hundreds

Karen and Ken are wealthy and extremely stingy. Their kid is Bob.

Henry is an extremely sweet, generous single dad who lost his husband a few years ago, and dotes on his kid Steve.

I have been a nanny for several years now, and for the most part, I’ve worked with lovely, reasonable families.

Let’s understand how OP charges the families she works for.

I have contracts for every family that guarantees the hours that I work.

Meaning, if a family goes on vacation, I still get paid because I’m technically available to work, but they chose not to use my services.

Think gym membership where you pay regardless of whether you’ve been to the gym in a month.

This is standard on nanny contracts.

There’s also a clause in her contract called the ‘Nanny Share’.

Another bit on my contract is called the nanny share.

So if two of the families want to combine for the day, each of them pays 2/3 of my regular pay rate.

I get paid a little more for watching more kids, and they save a little only paying a portion of what they would have paid.

The first family went on a holiday.

Karen and Ken’s family went to Hawaii three weeks ago, and per my contract, I was to be paid as usual.

Before they left, they asked if I could come in and watch Bob the Sunday after they returned, so that they could recover and rest.

I agreed, and my hours were set at 8 am-4 pm that Sunday.

They went on the trip, everything was wonderful, and they texted me when they landed, saying they would see me at 8 am.

They required more hours of nannying from OP.

The next day, when I was about to head out the door at 7:30 am, I received a text saying that Bob was just waking up, so I should just show up at 8:30 instead.

After the day of nannying, Karen asked if I would stay past my regular hours during the upcoming week, so that they could have two date nights.

I agreed, and Karen said she would reimburse me for all the extra hours at the end of the week, since it’d be easier just to make one payment.

Totally fine with me.

She added all the extra hours she worked and charged the family.

The week finished, and I ended up staying an extra 8 hours total for the two date nights.

I asked Ken to pay me for 16 hours, but he said he had to talk to Karen first to double check hours, and would pay me shortly.

When I got home, I received a text from Karen saying. “Hi Meowsasaurus, thank you so much for covering for us these past few weeks. Ken and I are feeling refreshed, and the show was HILARIOUS.”

“Since we were in Hawaii, you were paid for an entire week while you weren’t working. We don’t think this is quite fair as it is a large sum of money, so we’d like to apply some of those hours to your babysitting today and yesterday.”

“We will pay you for 8 hours instead.”

OP didn’t agree with their decision.

I was furious.

I screenshotted the part of my contract that plainly stated I would be paid for any hours that their family was on vacation, and I reminded her that it was in violation of contract.

She reluctantly agreed, and I texted that it would be a total of 16 hours.

Karen told her to charge them with the exact number of hours.

Karen instantly replied and WENT OFF, texting “On Sunday, we asked you to come in at 8:30, not 8. We are already being generous and paying you for the holiday we took.”

“We expect you to track your hours better next time. This is unacceptable.”

“You need to be as accurate as possible with the hours that we are paying you. We will pay you for 15.5 hours.”

Readers, this was a difference of $12.50.

I was going to SS the part of my contract that said any rescheduling needed a 24-hour notice, but instead I went nuclear.

OP remembered that she has been doing nanny share with Bob and Steve.

Bob has been tagging along with Steve and me to music class and soccer twice a week outside of Karen’s regular contracted hours since January.

Karen has never offered to pay for those hours, but Henry was fine with paying his full rate for those hours because Steve was having trouble making friends at school and had become close to Bob.

I chose not to say anything about the slight bump in pay because I loved watching them play together.

So, she calculated all the nanny share hours that Ken and Karen didn’t bother to pay for.


As Karen stated, I needed to be as accurate as possible.

I calculated all the hours that Bob has joined us since January (6 hr/week x18 weeks), and the total amount they owed was almost $2000.

OP shared the total amount the family owed her.

In the group chat with Karen, Ken, and Henry, I said, “Karen stated that it was of utmost importance that I tracked the hours as accurately as possible, so I took it upon myself to double check everything including the share hours.”

“Thank goodness I did! I didn’t realize we had forgotten to track all the hours that Bob joined us for soccer and music.”

“Henry, I’m so sorry, Karen actually owes you quite a bit of money. If my calculations are correct, they owe $XX to you and to me”

She was eventually paid for those uncharged hours.

Henry replied, “Karen and Ken, I am so disappointed to hear that Meowsasaurus hasn’t been compensated properly this entire time.”

“I don’t need my hours to be refunded for those hours because I wanted Steve to continue his playdates, but you need to pay Meowsasaurus’s portion immediately.”

I got a huge chunk of money I wasn’t expecting, and I am now on the hunt for my next nanny family.

I’ll be putting my 2 weeks notice with Karen and Ken as soon as I do.

Woah! What a detailed story. Let’s see how the commenters react to this.

Yup! I can vouch for this.

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This parent shares their honest opinion.

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This one talks about wage theft.

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Here’s a witty response from this user.

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Spot on!

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You should have just paid her the $12.50.

Now, the stingy family lost hundreds of dollars and a good nanny!

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