No we don't. Some agencies will pay time and a half for working holidays. Some offer bottom of the barrel insurance, just enough to keep us from being sanctioned come tax time but most of the time it has a 6k deductible or doesn't cover Dr visits outside preventative and forget er visits.
So no. We don't make $30 an hour and our benefits are crappy but we love our jobs. We love seeing our patients meet goals and we do our best to give quality care to patients that need us. It is just really hard to do sometimes when we go over our job descriptions and have parents/families treat us badly, talk to us like we are morons and take advantage of us. They think nothing of arriving home late everyday but God forbid we have to arrive late once. I have told a parent you are not my boss, or my employer, I work for my agency. This is however a partnership of me performing set duties spelled out in my job description and you understanding your responsibilities in relation to your nursing care providers. We have to be on the same page or it doesn't work for anyone.
I try hard not to judge parents for what they do or don't do while I am caring form their kid but sometimes it is difficult. But I imagine it is hard on them knowing we are always there in their home and I would bet they feel judged.