hypothetical question really as I've already agreed to pay and it's not a great amount but would like some opinions for future! Nanny asked if I would like her to take my dc to the pantomime as she could get discounted tickets. Sounds lovely, of course I do. As the conversation carried on it transpired it is her eldest dc school outing and she is also taking her dh and other dc. Again all fine. But she has said I need to pay for her ticket. I have agreed but have been thinking that given this outing is primarily for her family and I will be paying petrol and car parking (at least £10 in the city centre) and am obviously paying her to work that day- should she be buying her own ticket?
Tricky, obviously normally you would pay for an outing like this during working hours but in this case, it seems evident that it suits her to have your children attend because this way she gets to accompany her son as well and does not have to take time off work. Really, she should pay for her own ticket but it is difficult for you to decide that now and have to revisit the topic.
I am a nanny and am taking my two charges to the pantomime,I actually do this at the weekend and also take my mother My boss pays for the childrens tickets but I wouldn t ask her to pay for me .I have to agree with longjane , if I were taking them during working hours my boss would pay for my ticket.
Well, she only asked me tonight so she hasn't bought tickets yet. I Won't say no as I wouldn't want her to miss out on her sons trip, I just wondered whether I ought to be paying for her ticket as well as her very good wages.
I would tell her that you have tickets for the show that you were unaware your DH had .I feel that you have a perfect reason to not want your DC to go and hence have to pay twice .you should not have to pay for her ticket if you don`t want your DC to go.I`m sorry but she is meant to be working on that day for you.It`s just unfortunate[not meaning to be harsh to your nanny]that you already have tickets and the situation has changed
I too would explain that as your DH bought tickets your DC will already have seen the show so there is no reason to take your DC again - things have changed since you spoke last. To be nice though you could say that if she wants to go you are prepared to pay for your DC again but there is no reason to pay for her ticket.