Obviously, it’s not a good idea to hide income and evade taxes, but considering we’re in a global crisis due to this horrific pandemic, I feel compassionate and I hope the lady will find a way to make it work. I’m not American, but doesn’t she have other options? Can she apply for welfare? Food stamps? Something else? I’m guessing it’s not a lot, but it’s something.

I also feel that it’s a perfect time for self-reflection… I don’t know how much the nanny was paid off books, but I’m having a hard time understanding why making rent became an issue. I’m guessing $20 per hour is the minimum a wealthy family would pay, considering the minimum wage in NY is $15 per hour. So, if she worked 50–60 hours a week (let’s say it was 55), times $20 — that’s $1,100 per week. Multiply that by 4 weeks — we get $4,400 monthly. I know the rent is NYC is crazy high, but if she lives with roommate and commutes to Manhattan… Can it be more than $1,500? I’m not sure why paying rent is an issue, especially if 1 out of 2 employers are still paying her.

I’ve always thought nannies have extra benefits, such as getting free food and other stuff while working for rich families. Maybe their transportation is also paid for? Plus, the vacations are covered when she travels with the family? Where did the money go? It’s time to sit down are rethink her budget…

Canadian. Mental health activist. Banker and financier who drinks too much coffee. Pursuing happiness and sharing my thoughts with others.

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