After being with my nanny family for over a year, I learned that nannies are owed overtime. I brought it up and my boss told me, "I'm not gonna go back and count up all those hours." She made it seem like they've treated me so well even though I was only making $550/week in DC for 2 kids. I worked for another 6 weeks with no overtime. When I brought it up again, they fired me that day. Thank you for your blog. If it wasn't for you, I would still think I was getting a "great deal" on a miserable job. -- Ashlee T.