Please can someone give some idea of current salary levels for a house maid working in makati? (no children and no cooking)
will probably not be employing full time but will pay on an hourly or daily basis
is any insurance needed?
Sorry, I can't actually help you with your question - i am actually trying to contact someone who is living in Manila as an expat, to get an idea of what it is like.
Are you there yet?
I will post a thread on this site, but i think the Asiaxpat site is really HK-centric - there is not much info on other countries.
Would love to hear from you.
actually maid salary in the philippines is kinda cheap. its better if you have someone that can refer a maid to you. because if you get from manpower agencies, it will be more expensive.
and hiring maids there, have to be very careful. Have someone help you with it
Hi, I am an Aussie expat living in Makati with my wife and two kids. I pay my maid 5000php per month live in. She started on 4 but is excellent so I gave her a raise. I am returning to Australia so she is looking for a new job. I can be contacted on 0917 867 8194 or contact her (Thelma) direct on 0916 758b1218
Correction to Thelma's number . 0916 758 1218 Contact me on above number for reference.
Hi its Arl here, daily rate for house maid service is at Php350 to Php400, so far thats the daily rate we are currently paying for the househelp we have to take care of one of our client in ortigas and makati area.
You can get in touch with me if at 09179938503
Arl of abf1realty
Check this website: www.maidinmanila.com or http://maidinmanila.blogspot.com/2008/06/professional-cleaning-services.html
They tailor the cleaning/housekeeping services to your needs.
To be blunt but honest here, having a GOOD maid in METRO MANILA is NOT AS CHEAP as many people are saying ! I am a Filipina but I find it VERY HARD to find a trustworthy & dependable maid without the costs of EXTRA benefits that is well beyond the norm.
Our home is NOT even in Metro Manila but just outside the border. Still, I must compete with Metro Manila pays, inorder to get a quality maid, my pocket can afford :-( SO MANY HORROR STORIES of stealing, breaching your trust, I have he
ard and briefly experienced when I hired a lower paid maid.
In my personal experience having a maid / house caretaker for the last 6 years, NO children, NO cooking, just cleaning, do errands, maintaining of the house : STAY OUT BASIS ; total of P13,000 per month, working only for 8 hours, she/he pays for food,transport to/from work,etc.. All that inclusive mandatory SSS and extra benefits on top of labor code: 11 government legal holidays, 3-5 days absence with pay depending on performance, gifts and bonuses depending on performance.
STAY-IN, the same type of work; you pay for food, lodging,etc,etc. which will still cost you total of appx. P8-9K/month. Food/drinking water is P3,500, she/he cooks in residence, P4,000 basic salary, P1,000 for other benefits.
I don't make my maid work any longer than 8 hours because the quality of workmanship starts to decline and not good for the employer. ONLY DURING EMERGENCY or URGENT cases I make my maid to work overtime. Overtime pay is another story. Under the labor code "household workers can work up to 10 hours per day" BEYOND 10 hours, the employer should pay her ALREADY OVERTIME PAY. NOT many local / Filipino employers are like me, though. I still do some of the household work actually, that I don't trust my maid to handle effeciently.
My friens pay peanuts for their maids and just put up with lots of S**T. Well, I don't. I rather pay more and expect a higher quality of service. THE DIFFICULTY is actually FINDING the best there is !
With my 2 toddlers, I hire 2 nannies P12,000/month each stay-out. Work only 8 hours. Extra hours, extra pay. Work is only taking care of children, playing, feeding, cleaning, bathing. I cook for my children's food.
I follow-up my maid's/ nannies' work all the time, despite how good they seemed are. Be careful when you or employer is not around, the mouse will play when the cat is not around :-)
THE BOTTOM line is , it is expensive if you are looking for a QUALITY, TRUSTWORTHY and dependable maid/nanny. If you pay peanuts, you get a monkey ! :-) Something noteworthy, an employer/you MUST write in paper or as part of employment contract the daily work schedule and details of work as guidelines. Otherwise, you will have lots of heartaches becuase your maid will just sit and watch cable T.V. or tsoak in phones. Then they will pretend to be working when the employer is arriving ! :-)
Hope this helps.
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