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how much do you pay your living in helper for evening babysitting?

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    mummymoo is offline Registered User
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    Huge difference. If the helper lives out and needs to go home at say 11pm, then it's an imposition on her time.

    If she lives in, and the children are asleep by say 8pm then she can just be in her room reading or resting (which is what she would normally do anyway), and so that doesn't really require any extra work unless the children wake up or need to be toileted.
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    Though since living out is illegal for FDH, it doesn't seem quite fair that a live-out helper makes additional money on top of her base salary (which is the same as a live-in, presumably) for babysitting when a live-in helper does not, for the sole reason that she has the privilege of living out. Why should she benefit more financially for breaking the law? It doesn't quite make sense.
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    yes but because employer AND helper are both breaking the law, you need the helper to co operate and baby sit. the helper is not the only guilty party.
    I suspect if you had a liveout who regularly had to stay late would quit if not reimbursed.

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    But I agree it does seem unfair at face value to the helper who lives in but my view of it is that it is a cost to the employer rather than an incentive to the helper

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