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Car Driver

Postby Pratik Thakar » Sat, 31 Jan 2015 1:29 pm

how much a personal car driver cost in Singapore ? I mean per month salary for 8 hours a day?

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Re: Car Driver

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 31 Jan 2015 3:54 pm

$1600~2500/mo plus meals and uniform allowance if you want them to wear slacks & a white/business shirt.

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Re: Car Driver

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:31 pm

Pratik Thakar wrote:how much a personal car driver cost in Singapore ? I mean per month salary for 8 hours a day?

Do plan to employ one or ...????

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Re: Car Driver

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 01 Feb 2015 8:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:$1600~2500/mo plus meals and uniform allowance if you want them to wear slacks & a white/business shirt.



Also additional for out of hours work I think. I had a boss who had one about 10 years ago - if you can afford one it's a damn good idea - no more tickets or hassle.
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Re: Car Driver

Postby QRM » Mon, 02 Feb 2015 8:52 am

Singapore must be one of the few places in the world where it would work out cheaper having a driver than buying a second car.

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Re: Car Driver

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 02 Feb 2015 9:38 am

QRM wrote:Singapore must be one of the few places in the world where it would work out cheaper having a driver than buying a second car.


Yeah very good point. Add in parking costs as well...
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Re: Car Driver

Postby bgd » Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:09 am

Insurance? Would premiums go up with an employed driver?

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Re: Car Driver

Postby QRM » Mon, 02 Feb 2015 2:09 pm

Insurance is the same so long as the driver is over 21 and under 65, just list him as a named driver.

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Re: Car Driver

Postby taxico » Thu, 05 Feb 2015 7:06 am

a driver isn't really a glorified taxi driver, more like a trusted and reliable PA...

a good one will need more than a monthly salary... (ones that come quickly when called and perform as instructed, etc)

on top of food and clothing... basic insurance, medical+dental, decent bouns and good overtime pay are some of the standard perks a good driver will get.

my dad provides a motorcycle to his driver too... and provides a subsidized travel allowance which covers islandwide parking ($1/day) and gas.

i've heard of some long time drivers who get way more in benefits!!!
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Re: Car Driver

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:19 pm

taxico wrote:a driver isn't really a glorified taxi driver, more like a trusted and reliable PA...

a good one will need more than a monthly salary... (ones that come quickly when called and perform as instructed, etc)

on top of food and clothing... basic insurance, medical+dental, decent bouns and good overtime pay are some of the standard perks a good driver will get.

my dad provides a motorcycle to his driver too... and provides a subsidized travel allowance which covers islandwide parking ($1/day) and gas.

i've heard of some long time drivers who get way more in benefits!!!


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I know a indonesian tai-tai, who''s driver also does non-driving chores .. like banking work, buying stuff for her family, tour guide when relatives are in town etc. etc. and he does get paid more than the basic I believe

ah, boss also drives sometimes and they do have more than 2 cars at home.


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