I dont't give bonus but i do buy present for her birthday, Ang po on Hari Raya.
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Do you give bonuses, like 13th month bonus or performance bonus to your maid? What about on her birthday, do you give her presents or ang pow instead?
I dont't give bonus but i do buy present for her birthday, Ang po on Hari Raya.
I gave ang pow on CNY n take her to eat buffets/restaurant.
Cake for her birthday, present for Christmas, ang baos for CNY & Hari Raya
i think if i have a mid in future, i will consider giving her a yr end bonus (depending she do a good or lousy job in my household) If she is good, I dont't mind paying her 1 extra month salary as bonus.
But other perks like bday, restaurants, etc...I think I won't bother cos I got the I eat what, she eat what mentality. Probably just give her a more easy day if its her bday.
Pipilili,dont't practice this on maids ,you give them bonus,do you think she will work even better?If your maid is very good,then give her a treat.Why must give her bonus,trying to show off that you are very rich,is she going to work 4 you forever,will she remain loyal to you.Can give her a longer leave when she goes home after contract then back again.What if you give her so much yet she dont't renew her contract with you?They are after all others,dont't need to give this special treatment.your maid get bonus,tell her friends then singaporean employer will get headache cos their maids will start to ask 4 bonus.Maid agency will state this "bonus"in the contract in future.Let put in this why,if your parents or grand-parents help you while you are at work,will you think of paying them well with bonus yearly?No cos everybody think that parents help are" yin guy "Anyone give parents bonus ?Even relatives/baby-sitters who are helping around dont't get bonus ,no matter how good they are.
my maid just came about a week ... i think i will onli give her hong bao during cny and during her birthday bring her out for dinner . wont give her bonus ...
hpc, i did give bonus to my mum every end of the yr
Ya we should give our parents,no matter how,they will still put in all their heart to take care of our little ones.There are people who neglect their own parents or parent-in-laws effort,treating them like maid,doing all house work,laundry,cooking,nopay,no bonus,need their help ask them 2 come,dont't like chase them away.Sometimes buy food from outside ,buy a share for maid n not parents.Always remember parents are always closer than outsiders,Without them we won't come to this world.Remember.....ber..............
I believe in bonus system for maids. My mum has used it before and it has proven useful.
But times has changed, some maids may not appreciate yr end bonus anymore. This is my 1st time employing a maid, and I will use the bonus system. I will also give her ang bao for CNY and Hari Raya (cos she is Indon maid).
The $$ will be kept in a bank and she can only withdraw the money in the bank to bring back to Indon at the end of 2 yrs. This is to help her save and earn interest, and also prevent theft @ home.
Integrity is very important to me, and I dont appreciate theft.
Just give as what your company gives you. So, be professional.
I try to put myself in my maid's shoes. I am also a salaried person who look for yearly bonus and increment and some other welfares to keep myself motivated. So I drew up an agreement on bonus and increment structure. I will list out privileges and benefits she may get during her employment. At least we are transparent and she knows what to expect and look forward to the future. There is better understanding and will show through her work attitude.
Many maids often say they want to go back hometown after contract but in fact, they just want better pay through new employment (just like us - grass is always greener on the other side). But if at the end of the day, the maid decides to leave in hope to get more $, I won't counteroffer cause I believe I am already giving fair salary based on her work performance and experience. That will be just greed.
The components of my agreement letter are:
1. Bonus structure
2. Annual increment
3. Off days
4. Annual paid home leave
5. medical (of course)
In addition, we bring her along for our travelling trips and she's always included in our makan session (eventhough it's $80+ per pax buffet) We make it known to her that not all maids get to have this kind benefit so she must learn to be appreciative.
She has been with us for 12 years now... I can say that I can safely entrust my kids with her. She dotes and buy things for them if she sometimes have an extra $ from my mum for helping her on occasional big cooking session.
However, I do agree that we cannot spoil the maid from the start. Probably start off with some angbao as an appreciation for first year. An appraisal... I am making it sounds very corporate but I think it makes sense.
Just my 2 cents worth....
Totally agree. I also fly my maid for beijing china holiday with us.
If all maids have employer like you all "good employer",they will become "gong ren huang ti".Please good treat doesn,t mean must pay n pay,give n give.They will take it for granted ok
not everytime . once a year max . i also have to work OT coaching to feed them ... lol
have heart . at least 2 years once.
well, I have seen many types of maids for the past 25 years. I agree that there are maids who just take things for granted. Some may act like 'huang di gong ren'. I believe communication is key. The personalities of the maid does play a part too. There are good and bad ones-- sometimes must be lucky too. But employers like us cannot take for granted that they are supposed to work like robots here. No off days, can't make friends, and whatever... They are also humans like us.
If I realise the maid start to show some major problem like dishonesty or mistreating my kids, off she goes.
I treat my maid like a friend cause we are about same age. I try to help her in some chores cause she also needs to take care of my young kids. She appreciates but dont't take for granted that I must help her everytime. I often have dialog sessions with her to let her know I appreciate good things she does and what other areas can be improved.
Personally, I dont't like pple to throw weight cause of their title. I once witnessed a poor small built indon maid carrying many grocery bags and at the same time carrying 2 long umbrellas. She was struggling because there were too many and too heavy for her. She was trying to catch up behind her employer and the tween son. Her son noticed and asked his mum why won't they help auntie to carry some bags. The mother replied " We are her employers. And this is her job!" I was disgusted. What values is this mother trying to impart ot her son? Being a maid doesn't make them a lesser human. Treat each individual with respect.
Some got the impression that when they have a maid, they should be a 'slave driver'.
It's good to have employer to go for some courses. It's a matter of time the minister do this.
With condition to the newbies and those who have history of changing maids perhaps. lol.
haha.. I agree with you, Extremepower.
Maybe those employers themselves were 'slaved' by their bosses at work. Back home, they 'pay it forward'...
some domestic maids are also victims of those greedy maid agencies. hope there will be some legislation to protect them against these evil pple.
I think the root of it is the 'education' . Sooner of later someone will propose employers to have a 'degree'. lol.
The root is the ignorant and the emotional 'mojo' I guess, just like what you said. I get the shit from employers, and she get more shit.
btw, for those mom who want to get back at bad employers, register an anonymous email (outside of office) as a customer and send an email to the CEO and get your immediate boss fried big time.
Be persistent. dont't let them mess you up. You have a life, if they dont't and also want to be an ignorant, then whistle blowing is going to teach them a lesson. I hate bosses or people working OT and 'expect' his/her subordinate to do the same. Same for those to come and go late. Why can't they do 9-6? and must it be 10am to 7?
Get fit on badminton.
Probably all these bad treatment of maids also cause by stresses in office. Do you guys agree with it?
What's the best way to get a quality of life? Get MOM to set rules like 'no emails or sms' after 6pm? lol.
Give her off!
My parents give their maid off day twice a month, give performance bonus and present on her bday and make her feel like part of their family which i think it work so far.
yes, i think bonus can motivate them perform better...
Give her off day and ang pao would be nice already
Treat them like you family . Remember, What you give is what you get.