I feel that the family that I am a live in care giver is taking advantage of me yet claiming that I am the one taking advantage. I hardly ever leave the house yet I'm only paid if I'm busy cleaning or carrying out bathroom routine with client. I live with a husband and wife who built apartment onto home for 98 yr old mom. Husband's mother. Since I have no car to leave the house my hours are scattered thruout the day So I have no time to go anywhere. One night off a week and every other weekend. $15hr. With only being paid 4 to 6 to a few 8 hr shifts. But I'm always available and often asked to go outside of what daughter in law schedules. Oh I also am expected to take care of their house holds chores and its a big house and all the laundry. I don't have to cook dinner all the time anymore. But at times someone forgets to do their part and I'm left at fault for the lady not being fed. I'm expected to get her up in the morning and the hours are spread out to where I am here to get her in bed by 10. Leaves me no real time for myself or to spend time with my family. I am also told how to conduct my life as in that I am encouraged to not by myself a car, to save for When I will need to find my own place after she passes away. It's useless to tell the family. They ask way too much. They figure in the food I eat here and its because I can't ever get away to buy what I want to eat or my own food. I am forced to eat what's in the house and I don't like their choice of food which often is not enough to make a normal meal that doesn't include quinoa. I am grateful for them taking me in, and caring for me, but they don't see anything wrong with scaterring my hours all thru out the day. She says that I have all these hours in the day to do what I want. No it's that way so she gets out of paying for my time. She wants me to rest then. I'm sure so that I can get back to work doing what she needs. She meaning the daughter in law to the elderly lady. I do way more work for the able bodied lady then for the elderly one. I am even expected to clean up dog poop out of the yard and the dog is a great Dane! Clean out cat box. The house has 2 kitchens 2 big living rooms, 3 bathrooms. And lots of area to vacuum and sweep and mop. And laundry for 3 ppl not including myself. How do I tell her to make her see how it's her taking advantage of me? She once mentioned that she wasn't going to pay me to eat dinner. She's very controlling, and her husband doesn't deal with the issues.