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Mondia
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Christmas present/bonus for maids?

Postby Mondia » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 3:49 pm

What is the norm in Singapore? Thanks.

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Postby QRM » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 4:37 pm

A good beating and a spoon full of extra rice is probably the norm here.

It depends on the employer, some send them back to their home over the festive period. We have just invited her family over for xmas in Singapore

Otherwise, my view a month extra salary would be the minimum.

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Postby durain » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 6:04 pm

QRM wrote:A good beating and a spoon full of extra rice is probably the norm here.


not after they wash the car and outside windows in the high rise condo ;).

but yeah, extra month pay and some presents so that they can open during xmas too.

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Postby chococat » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 6:12 pm

yes. ours gets an extra month's salary.

because we always end up dipping into our 'emergency' money at Christmas (usually to squeeze in a mini-break to the beach) I split it up into 3 payments and tacked it onto her Oct, Nov, Dec paydays. She didn't mind; in fact she liked having the extra cash to send a few presents back home before the December rush.

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Postby sgnyc65 » Wed, 11 Aug 2010 8:32 am

always extra money as that is what they really want. How much is up to you and what your family can give.


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