So I did a favour for a neighbour and watched their kid a handful of times over the past weeks since the beginning of November ( To earn extra money), I had text her and asked her about payment and all she said was "ok", and then proceeded to ask me to watch them again, I said okay and then later on asked if she'd like the invoice and she replied "yes please", so I sent her each days hours etc and got No response, what should I say now? I find myself constantly in the past having to message her about payment, never does she do it without me saying something. They're my neighbour so I don't want to have bad blood but its far too long without payment.
Most Helpful Guy
i think you simply let her know that you aren't going to watch her kid again without being paid for your past services... and if they simply don't ask you to watch their kid again i'd just knock on their door and ask when you can expect to be reimbursed. explain to them that you have financial commitments you need to make and really need the money you've earned
perhaps if you are living with your parents you could ask them to approach the neighbor0
Most Helpful Girl
I think unfortunately your neighbour might be taking advantage and trying to get out of paying you.
At the same time, you're smart to recognize that there's no point in engaging in conflict when she is your neighbour.
Maybe message her just saying straightforward you owe me (x amount), just let me know when you can facilitate payment.
Something like that.
OR, no longer text her. At some point she will ask you to watch their kid again, and at that time you can tell her that you haven't been paid yet etc.