I am currently working for a family with two children 8 mos and 21 mos. Everything has been good except now the family is expecting me to go on day trips with the father to their beach house once a week. I feel completely uncomfortable going and think it is unfair for him to expect me to go without asking. It was never discussed in our interview nor in the contract. Would it be wrong for me to decline to go? And how should I address the issue? Also he would be driving me and my hours would not change.
Every job has an uncomfortable moment at some time. Some are worse than others. This is yours. If it is not written in your contract, it is time to sit them down and figure out a happy amendment to your contract for trips to the beach house, especially for the extended hours (if there are any).
Personally, I would take it as a great perk, a day at the beach. A break from the day-to-day grind and routine. Can you take your own car?
Unless being with the dad makes you uncomfortable for other reasons? If so, avoid these outings. You might even want to consider moving on from the family.