I need to know if I am being compensated fairly.

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I am a caregiver to a 65 yr old disabled vet. He is in a wheelchair. I am required to make his breakfast whenever he gets up and that can be anywhere from 9 to noon. Empty urinals. Feed animals. Drive him to all his doctors appointments and wait till he is done and they usually last all day at VA hospital. Drive him to stores and anywhere else he wants to go. I do not have use of car for myself. Cook dinner every night. Do laundry. Trash. Clean house. Do dishes. Fix him a coke with ice about every hour it seems. I have removed and replaced flooring and put in wood floor. Wasnt paid for that. I have repaired dozens of things around the house. For free. A nurse comes and does his bath. And for my services all I get is room and board. So obviously I have to have a job to pay my bills. I have been going to interviews and was hired for a nice position making 40 an hour.. First day i am to start he has a doctors appointment. I lose job cuz I cant goto work cuz i have to take him to doctors. This has happened twice now. And i have been keeping track and he calls my name to do something like throw something in the trash, or pick up something he dropped at least every 20 minutes all day. Every day. This has gotten progressively worse.

My plan is to goto him and tell him that for room and board only he is allotted X number of hours a week of my time.

So my question is, how many hours a week should he be alloted for room and and board only? and

Should I be receiving some kind of compensation in addition to room and board? If so how much? I am in Texas.

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I can't help but think that if you have the means to own a Corvette, you have the means to find a new life situation. If nothing else sell the Corvette to get the money to get started.
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Bilbo, you are hiding? But profile says you are in Mesquite. Or is that just a ruse.
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Sounds like a good plan.
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I do contract Information Technology support when available and i do have some income from some investments i made. The vette is a long story and is irrelevant. You think this make a good lifetime movie, that other thing about my ex biz partner who shot me and stole almost a million from me and over 5 million from zales will be on CNBC American Greed. Not sure when it will air. Still doing b roll takes. I digress. I think I am going to go to the guy tomorrow and simply say "For room and board you get 17 hours a week of my time. After 17 hours it is 12 an hour. If you want me to do things like remodel the house or whatever i will submit a bid for the work. I decline to shovel rabbit poop any longer." And leave it at that.
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Now that you have a Corvette with no paying job and no money, go live in an RV campground that has a shower house. Problem solved - no real name needed, shower for interview provided. Stop stirrin' the puddin' and get on with life.
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This is sounding like a Life Time Movie script.
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Tonight i fixed a frozen tv dinner in microwave for his dinner. He hates tv dinners. I hate having my car scratched.
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Wait a minute. You've been involved in a business worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and you can't figure out what compensation should be for a live-in caregiver? Are you putting us on?
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I didnt have a vehicle for ffirst two and a half months here as my girlfriend totaled mine and was excluded on insurance. And he wouldnt let me use his. Last week i bought a corvette and he hates i have a car. Yesterday he "accidently" scratched it with that d*mn chair tryign to get to his car. When he did it i said "what the h*ll" and his response was "sorry" thats it. I havnt said two words to him since he did that
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In response to being out of here seeing condition of houseI took the deal because of a situation with an ex business partner that went litagious and death threats had been made so i needed to go somewhere he couldnt find me and had to do it immedietly and since he had stolen over 700 grand from me my options were limited. He also stole 7 million from zalescorp and is now in prison.
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