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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #80 on: February 24, 2017, 11:13:30 am »
hindi naman every year. naisip ko lang na mas tamang taasan ang sweldo nya dahil sa dami ng ginagawa nya sa bahay namin.

yung 4500 starting salary nya nung June 2016 siya dumating sa amin (2 weeks pa lang ang baby ko). usapan upon engagement, kapag naging satisfied kami sa performance nya, itataas din namin to 5k.  ginawa kong 5k nung september 2016. nung january 2017, tinaas namin to 6k, to reward good service. and the most important reason: para mag-isip isip muna, manghinayang kung aalis. kasi malaki na sweldo nya. lahat ng nagiging yaya sa kapitbahay namin, umaalis. ayoko umalis si yaya. so i give proper compensation. di naman yearly yun. i suppose, sa ngayon, tama na muna yun.

also, wala siya SSS, Pag-ibig and philhealth. di kasi namin siya makuhanan ng mga yun kasi wala siyang birth certificate. di na rin nya gusto pang kumuha ng SSS, because she is already turning 60 this year. but we are planning to process her late registration, para makakuha siya ng senior citizen's card at Philhealth...

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #81 on: February 24, 2017, 11:27:51 am »
^actually at 6k talo pa niya ang ibang namamasukan to be honest
libre food and lodging na, as compared sa namamasukan na kelangan mo pa gumastos

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #82 on: February 24, 2017, 11:46:26 am »
Currently, 5.5k for the yaya who has been with us for more than 2 years na..my kids are 6 and 3 yrs old na and im a SAHM, so ang main role nya lang is sundo sa panganay ko sa school..the rest, ako na talaga nag-aasikaso sa kids ko..so sya, tumutulong na lang sya sa ibang chores kasi wala na syang ibang gagawin..we offered na pag-aralin sya ng college this school year, but i told her na she would only get half of her current salary na lang para lang may maipadala pa sya sa family nya,  but we will shoulder everything na from books, uniform, daily allowance and projects etc..the other helper naman receives 4k as starting salary, wala pang 1 mOnth but i think ok naman magtrabaho so i might give her an increase on her 6th month..our stay out driver naman gets 6k a month, bale school days lang pasok nya and hatid-sundo lang sa school..pag walang pasok ang kids, no need for him to report for work na..

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2017, 12:44:18 pm »
Ang laki na pala talaga ng pasahod sa mga helpers, nakakaloka. We're planning to get an all around househelp -- laba, plantsa, linis, luto. I have a 9 month old but i'll be working from home so i'll be hands on pa rin kay baby, but I expect to hire someone who's willing to take care of baby too minsan when I have to run errands outside. Nagbudget kami ng 4k + toiletries, tapos optional philhealth and sss/pag ibig. Mukhang di pala uubra ang 4k lang. Iniisip ko kasi maliit lang naman apartment namin and 2 lang kami ni husband + baby sa house so di naman ganun kabigat ang work?
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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #84 on: February 24, 2017, 01:03:07 pm »
^actually at 6k talo pa niya ang ibang namamasukan to be honest
libre food and lodging na, as compared sa namamasukan na kelangan mo pa gumastos

yan din sinasabi namin kay yaya. talo niya pa yung iba, kasi malinis na malinis na kanya yung 6k. wala kasi siyang ibang ginagastos.lahat toiletries sa akin and panglaba ng damit, merienda. si yaya naman hindi rin maluho.

planning to get an all around helper na rin.

meron kasi kaming weekend lady, mga 60+ na din ang edad. weekend lady na namin siya since high school pa lang ako. we pay her 700 a weeki. lately, gusto na 800 per week. siya ang nagrefer kay yaya, kasi kumare nya. pero nakakainisi, dadating pag gusto, uuwi na kapag gusto. kapag pinuna or tinuruan, agad agad na may excuse. tapos di naman naglilinis ng bahay. 800 per week= 3,600 na rin yun. konting kembot 4k na rin. palagi pa nagwawashing machine ng dmit pati mga undies kaya madali masira undies namin.

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2017, 01:07:41 pm »
mahirap din sa bagong helper tuturuan mo na naman ulit di tulad nung marunong na alam na ang gagawin

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2017, 01:14:07 pm »
^sabagay, may point ka jan. ang reason din naman kaya nagdadalawang isip ako palitan si weekender, kasi mapagkakatiwalaan siya. kahit magkano pa maiwan sa bulsa mong lalabhan nya or gamit na maiwan mo, sigurado kami na hindi nya gagalawin/pag-iinteresan. parang kapamilya na rin.

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« Reply #87 on: February 24, 2017, 01:17:24 pm »
^sabagay, may point ka jan. ang reason din naman kaya nagdadalawang isip ako palitan si weekender, kasi mapagkakatiwalaan siya. kahit magkano pa maiwan sa bulsa mong lalabhan nya or gamit na maiwan mo, sigurado kami na hindi nya gagalawin/pag-iinteresan. parang kapamilya na rin.

isa pang reason yan. ang hinap maghanap ng mapagkakatiwalaan these days

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #88 on: May 18, 2017, 05:48:48 pm »
I remembered this thread after reading Alex Tizon's story on his family's slave. I remembered this thread because I had been amazed at the measly pay a typical kasambahay got. Tizon's story reminded me that even if not all Filipinos mistreat their kasambahay, it's still part of our culture to give them less than what they deserve and thing it's okay.

Anyway, I paid my parents' in-house helper 10k pesos + benefits every month for a year after my mom's surgery. The helper performed housekeeping duties, not nursing duties.

If you can't afford paying minimum wage, you have no business hiring people.
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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #89 on: May 21, 2017, 10:38:13 pm »
Min wage of kasambahay is diff from other employees, Thats bec theres free food and lodging. As of DOLE batas kasambahay 2016, min wage is 2500 for NCR, 1500-2000 for other municipalities.
Having considered that, our maids receives 5000 to 6500 a month.

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #90 on: May 30, 2017, 09:02:54 am »
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If you can't afford paying minimum wage, you have no business hiring people.

grabe ka naman magsalita
kung kasing yaman ko siguro kayo pwede minimum pasweldo sa househelp
kung papaswelduhan ko ng minimum ang househelp eh ano pa matitira samin?

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #91 on: May 31, 2017, 08:54:17 am »
iba ang minimum wage ng mga kasambahay as compared to the minimum wage for other workers,.

The Kasambahay Law sets a minimum wage for your kasambahay: P2,500 if working within the National Capital Region (i.e. Metro Manila), P2,000 for chartered cities and first-class municipalities, and P1,500 for any other area in the country.

this is the minimum of course, so we are expected to give them wage not lower than these amounts. the minimum wage of kasambahays is lower than the ordinary wage-earner considering that they are provided with free food and they do not have to pay for housing, except for those maids /helpers who are under a "live-out" arrangement.

I remembered this thread after reading Alex Tizon's story on his family's slave. I remembered this thread because I had been amazed at the measly pay a typical kasambahay got. Tizon's story reminded me that even if not all Filipinos mistreat their kasambahay, it's still part of our culture to give them less than what they deserve and thing it's okay.

Anyway, I paid my parents' in-house helper 10k pesos + benefits every month for a year after my mom's surgery. The helper performed housekeeping duties, not nursing duties.

I have read Alex Tizon's article about their "Lola." i do not think we can compare the treatment that their househelp/slave got from Tizon's family with the way we treat our kasambahays. i do  not believe that most Filipinos give them less than what they deserve. the fact that not all of us can pay them as high as you do, does not mean we are giving them less than what they deserve.  in fact, many Filipinos treat their kasambahay like a family member.

in our case, we provide the same food to our yaya/maid, she has her own room with a comfortable bed and television. she can use the washing machine and our detergents for her own clothes. we provide her toiletries including bath soap, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner. when we dine out, she can order (but yaya, out of modesty, always answers "kahit ano po."). when we go on a vacation, she doesn't sleep on the floor. she has her own bed and we pay for her meals also. when we are attending a formal event, we make sure she has proper clothes to wear. she has uniforms given to her by my mother-in-law, but we do not strictly enforce wearing of the uniform all the time.

different areas/subdivisions in metro manila or provinces have different wage "floors" especially if the place is a high-end subdivision. the wage also depends on "supply and demand." in neighborhoods where the incidence of "pirating" maids is high, the wage floor may go higher and the employers would also consider giving above average wages to make their maids think twice about leaving or transferring to other employers in the same neighborhood or community. for example, in dasmari?as village, the acceptable wage for maids is most definitely higher than a middle class village in pasig or quezon city.

the fact that you pay 10k to your maid is a good thing as it shows you might be wealthier than the average Pinoy. so good for you. but it doesn't mean that what we should be paying our maids the same amount. or that we treat our maids any less because we pay them less than 10k. or that those who pay their maids lower than the wage that you pay "have no business hiring maids." we have different neighborhoods, different backgrounds, different personal situations.

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #92 on: June 02, 2017, 01:19:26 am »
Anyway, I paid my parents' in-house helper 10k pesos + benefits every month for a year after my mom's surgery. The helper performed housekeeping duties, not nursing duties.

If you can't afford paying minimum wage, you have no business hiring people.

wow! grabe naman to. if ganito ang thinking ng mga tao ngayon, do you honestly think parents would go out and look for jobs rather than settle home and do everything themselves but yet at the end of the day, nganga dahil walang trabaho at pera? good for people like you na sobrang mayaman ang earns maybe 6-digit a month to afford such expense. you can go splurge into anything by all means. pero pano naman yung mga hindi kataasan ang sweldo who wants to work to provide better for the family pero walang maiwanan ng kids sa bahay? how do you think this solves employment for both the parents and the yaya? sometimes it amazes me how some people can really get mayabang.

also, majority of filipinos are taught good values. mahirap or mayaman ka man. it is expected more sa mga taong maraming pera because they can afford good schools who can teach them more. i read the same article you did, the author may not have learned those from his parents but being nice to other people especially those who are less fortunate than you is actually common sense.

i pay my yaya only half of what you do dahil yun lang afford ko. but that doesnt mean im abusing/taking advantage of her because of that. i call her by her first name. my son calls her ate. no one calls her yaya because we treat her as a member of our family. my son is 2 years old, she wakes up whenever my sons wakes up. if my son wakes up at 9am, she can sleep up to 9 am. she only takes care of him when im not around, washes his bottles, bathe him and watch over him when im asleep. ako nagpapakain at naglalaba ng mga damit ng anak ko. yun lang basically ang ginagawa nya sa bahay. she has access to wifi and can watch tv anytime she wants as long as wala syang ginagawa. naka off sya ng weekends.  we bring her around everytime we go out, eat out and watch movies. if i buy something for everybody, i get her something too. i provide for her toiletries from her shampoo to her napkins, pantyliners, deos and body sprays. whatever convenience we have, she has. she can eat anything in the pantry. she washes her clothes using the washing machine. everytime i change bedsheets, hers is changed to. kapag luma na masyado ang damit, towels and slippers nya, i get them those.
all these because i can work dahil naiiwanan ko sakanya ang anak ko. now tell me again i have no business hiring a househelp/yaya.

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #93 on: June 15, 2017, 05:42:43 pm »
Anyway, I paid my parents' in-house helper 10k pesos + benefits every month for a year after my mom's surgery. The helper performed housekeeping duties, not nursing duties.

If you can't afford paying minimum wage, you have no business hiring people.


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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #94 on: June 16, 2017, 02:26:39 pm »
We pay 2k for our helper. Hindi sya live-in and visits us twice a week lang. She just needs to do the laundry, plantsa, gardening and linis bahay. Inuutusan din ng mom ko to buy groceries/palengke.

Some people have more than enough, so good thing if they can pay their helpers above minimum. Pero discretion pa rin ng magpapasweldo magkano ang kaya nyang ibayad at kung ano ang ginagawa ni helper for them.

My previous boss pays his driver 16k a month. Sabi nya, it's not because of the service but because of loyalty. Apparently, matagal na nyang driver yun at nauutusan nya even banking transactions nya. So kahit super sensitive and confidential tasks nagagawa nung driver nya. He doesn't consider him driver but assistant na nga.

My point is, I would not pay the helper more than what is due. We can give bonuses for a job well done, but not overpay them. Practicality lang din.
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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2017, 11:55:50 pm »
My neighbor pays her long time helper 15k, some do give their helpers a little bit more.  But do be careful on what you say or post because not everyone has the same capacity as you.  Most households need 2 or 3 at least.  Ang bigat nun.  You have to pay for everything pa like food and other things.

Sa agencies, starting salary is between 4500 to 5000.  Because of that, i decided to align the salary of my yaya of less than 1 year.  Napabilis nga increase niya kasi I had to align her salary sa new ones.  Supply and demand nga, right now, mahirap mag hanap ng maayos na helper so give what you can and treat them well.


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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #96 on: June 19, 2017, 11:45:42 am »
Now ko lang narinig about minimum wage din dapat mga helper :D
Although yes may mga alam din ako na more than 10k na ang sweldo but yung mga yun eh yung matatagal na more than 10 years of service or kaya naman meron special needs yung inaalagaan or super daming trabaho, hinde lang helper sa bahay halos assistant na din.

still looking for a helper, 4000 initial kong inoffer, after 6 months gagawin ko 4500 then after a year 5000 na.

kung stayout naman, 300/day? pwede na ba to mga sis? how much ba usually swelduhan kapag stayout?

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #97 on: July 05, 2017, 04:05:00 pm »
ako, 6k binigay kong starting sa all around ko. bantay din siya sa 2 years old ko. originally, dalawa sila, 4k each. kaso nagalit sakin yung yaya ng baby ko kasi 1.5 years na daw siya sakin pero hanggang 6k lang binigay ko sahod tapos nung nagkaroon na siyang kasama 5k nalang siya then nung nagrequest siya na uwian every weekend, saturday 6am to monday 8am ang leave niya, ginawa ko raw 4k.

feeling ko, tama naman ako pero the way niya ko binastos at ineskandalo saharap ng ibang tao dahil 4k na lang siya, napaisip ako kung ako ba talaga ang mali. well, in the end, umalis nalang siya.

so ayun, 6k muna dun sa all around then balak ko gawin 6.5k pag nag 1yr na siya.

anyway, ELLEN MAG-ASO VILLAMERO or ellaine villamero mag-aso from negros occidental yung name ng bastos kong yaya.  currently nasa malolos bulacan siya. kaya watch out kayo,warning lang. hehe

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #98 on: July 09, 2017, 09:28:09 pm »
^^ If she lives close to your home, 300/day sounds fair.  Mine gets 350/day.

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Re: Salary for househelp?
« Reply #99 on: August 04, 2017, 12:42:20 pm »
hirap kumuha ng helper ngayon
for the meantime naghanap muna kami ng labandera
3k/month ang singil niya samin, pwede na considering 3 times a week siya napunta para maglaba

 


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