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Summer Food Allowance for Helper

Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 09 May 2006 2:23 pm

Yes, even I have a question regarding maids (actually 2, see separate thread). Realising a lot of you don't have maids -- I will still plod ahead and ask: What do you think is a fair and appropriate amount of money to leave your maid for meals when you are away? (this of course would be on top of her regular salary)

Please take into consideration when answering:

-- she can walk to a number of good hawker stands and food courts

-- the house is left filled with staples like: coffee, sugar, rice, noodles, uht milk, canned sardines (her favorite :? ), frozen meat, etc..

Thanks.

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Post by CardZeus » Tue, 09 May 2006 2:25 pm

$10 - $15 a day???
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 09 May 2006 2:38 pm

I was thinking about $10/day for hawker stands & foodcourts then another $100 per month for groceries. Same, same I guess.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 8:44 am

Forgot to add: and how do you give it to her so she doesn't spend it all at once?

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Post by Quasimodo » Wed, 10 May 2006 9:00 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Forgot to add: and how do you give it to her so she doesn't spend it all at once?


She is 4-years old?

$10 per day is sufficient.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 9:36 am

Quasimodo wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Forgot to add: and how do you give it to her so she doesn't spend it all at once?


She is 4-years old?
Your kidding, right? Do you think leaving our helper with 2 months advance salalry, plus petty cash for emergencies, plus an extra $750 for food is prudent? Did you read the part about her almost killing the dog? :o

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Post by Vaucluse » Wed, 10 May 2006 10:51 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Quasimodo wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Forgot to add: and how do you give it to her so she doesn't spend it all at once?


She is 4-years old?
Your kidding, right? Do you think leaving our helper with 2 months advance salalry, plus petty cash for emergencies, plus an extra $750 for food is prudent? Did you read the part about her almost killing the dog? :o


With wads of $10 bills? :lol:

Don't you have any friends that can act as a 'bank'?
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 11:06 am

We will all be away dearest. Read my other post in this section re: age limit for maids please....

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Post by Cheekybeek » Wed, 10 May 2006 11:07 am

Just let her buy herself a whole lot of groceries before you go, stock the cupboards and freezer and buy a good supply of UHT milk. Then give her the salary plus money for hawker food if she spends it all at once she wont starve and it is her money I guess.

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Post by Cheekybeek » Wed, 10 May 2006 11:09 am

Oh and you coule top up her Ezylink card with extra cash you can use that at some supermarkets and 7-11 etc.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 11:11 am

Cheekybeek wrote:Just let her buy herself a whole lot of groceries before you go, stock the cupboards and freezer and buy a good supply of UHT milk. Then give her the salary plus money for hawker food if she spends it all at once she wont starve and it is her money I guess.
I try this all the time. Please tell what I can get for you at the grocery store? I ask, I ask, I ask all the time. She refuses to tell me. I buy things anyway... I know she won't starve, I'd jus like to be fair.
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Post by CardZeus » Wed, 10 May 2006 1:44 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Quasimodo wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Forgot to add: and how do you give it to her so she doesn't spend it all at once?


She is 4-years old?
Your kidding, right? Do you think leaving our helper with 2 months advance salalry, plus petty cash for emergencies, plus an extra $750 for food is prudent? Did you read the part about her almost killing the dog? :o
But it's OK to leave her alone with your children???
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Post by CardZeus » Wed, 10 May 2006 1:51 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Cheekybeek wrote:Just let her buy herself a whole lot of groceries before you go, stock the cupboards and freezer and buy a good supply of UHT milk. Then give her the salary plus money for hawker food if she spends it all at once she wont starve and it is her money I guess.
I try this every all the time. Please tell what I can get for you at the grocery store? I ask, I ask, I ask all the time. She refuses to tell me. I buy things anyway... I know she won't starve, I'd jus like to be fair.
Maybe you could give her some money and send her to the store to buy what she wants - receipt required of course.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 1:57 pm

CardZeus wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Quasimodo wrote:

She is 4-years old?
Your kidding, right? Do you think leaving our helper with 2 months advance salalry, plus petty cash for emergencies, plus an extra $750 for food is prudent? Did you read the part about her almost killing the dog? :o
But it's OK to leave her alone with your children???
Oh yes, my kids are bigger, smarter and more agile.

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Post by Cheekybeek » Wed, 10 May 2006 2:07 pm

Make one of those Advent calendars and she can open an envelope with $10 each day. If she's really that immature she might fall for it.

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