Tips for Asking for a Raise

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Sue Downey of Nannypalooza and Our Nanny Diary

Most people dread this conversation- but it happens in every position. It’s time to ask for a raise. It doesn’t have to be so hard. There are a few steps you can take and easy tools to use to make things go more smoothly.

Sue Downey is a nanny and has been since she accidentally found the profession 28 years ago. She started as a live out nanny for 4 boys in Cincinnati, Ohio and then moved on to the Philadelphia area as a live in nanny. She has stayed in the suburbs of Philly ever since. She has worked with many kinds of families and all ages of children from birth thru teens. To increase the opportunities for professional development, Sue was the co founder of Nannypalooza, a conference for nannies. Nannypalooza is now home to interNational Nanny Training Day, which every spring hosts local events to celebrate and educate nannies. Along with her business partner Kellie Geres, Sue developed Our Nanny Diary, journals and paperwork to increase communication between nannies and families.  She has led workshops at the International Nanny Association conference, National Education for Young Children conference, Nannypalooza as well as local and regional gatherings. Sue’s full time job is caring for a family just outside Philadelphia, where she spends her days trying to not step on legos, playing dragons, and reading the same book over and over and over again and loving every minute of it all!

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