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year end bonus for helper?

Post by lsac0902 » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:39 am

hello,

I was wondering whether you give year end bonus to your helper? If so, how much? This is the first time we have a helper and was considering to give her a year end bonus instead of buying her a christmas gift.

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Post by sillingw » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:59 am

I'm sure she would appreciate it more than a christams gift. We give ours an extra months salary (also because my wife is chinese singaporean, she gets another month at CNY) If she has been with you for a year or more, then this seems fair to me, but I'm sure you will get different opinions.

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Post by QRM » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:48 pm

We give an extra month if we are paying for her trip back for the Xmas hols or two months if she has to stay here over the xmas.

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Post by Bafana » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 1:43 pm

13th month payment minimum.
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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 2:06 pm

Extra cheque as well as a small gift.......that is what I did.
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Post by quidsin » Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:07 pm

depends whether she is any good or not, if good then 1 month is sufficient...

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Post by danialgoh » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 1:38 pm

A 13th month payment would be nice. She has been helping you with the chores for the past year anyway. Be generous...

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Post by nilamsmehta » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:57 pm

What if your helper has only been with you for 2 months, 1 of which we were on holiday?

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Post by danialgoh » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:16 pm

If she has been with you for only 2 months, why is there a need for a 13th month bonus?

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Post by QRM » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:36 pm

because its Christmas and its all about being a little bit less tight fisted than normal

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Post by danialgoh » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:47 pm

Because its Christmas, its the only time you can be a bit generous?

Because its Valentines Day, its the only time you buy flowers for your wife?

Because its Mother's Day, its the only time to meet up with your mom you have not met for the past year?

Am I missing something here? My pastor teaches me not to take people for granted. He told me to treat people as though its Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day everyday. So err....what should I tell/ask him when I see him again?

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Post by QRM » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:53 pm

You should tell him that you don't need his very cheesy quotes as you are perfectly able to think for yourself.
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Post by danialgoh » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:55 pm

I should tell him to retire. I can take over. Tsk tsk...

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Post by dawgbyte » Wed, 07 Jan 2009 2:34 pm

If 2 months, maybe just a "red packet" to show your appreciation? Maybe 10-20% of salary? Any value will be appreciated and perhaps motivate her this coming year.

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Post by nilamsmehta » Wed, 07 Jan 2009 9:00 pm

Thanks! We had given her some money but I was worried we didnt give enough. Sounds like we did ok.

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