I have engaged a Pinoy lady who has agreed to work part-time for me until the end of July this year She has been offered a job as full-time nanny and housekeeper (with very light house work to do) to one mat salleh and she is to start work in August 2013. She told me that the mat salleh is offering her RM1,800 a month!. You see, these days, Pinoy maids with work permit in our country are really smart. They work part time at a few houses everyday and earn a few thousand Ringgit a month, which is more than what some fresh graduates are getting!
This Pinoy maid, Laila started work yesterday. She came by taxi and returned with a taxi too! The agreed time was from 6pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday with a pay of RM600. But she was pretty slow (albeit quite detailed in her work) and by 8pm, she had not finished moping the floor, washing the toilets and washing the dishes. So I extended her time to 9pm and paid her RM70 for 3 hours. There were a lot of dirty dishes, pots and woks to wash yesterday as the MIL cooked a tad more than on other regular days as we had some relatives over for dinner. As she had no time to wash one of the bathrooms, I had to let her go at 9pm and I washed the bathroom myself . She had no time to even iron our clothes too. In short, I paid Laila RM70 to mop the floor, wash 1 bathroom and wash a pile of dirty dishes.
Today, Laila will be bringing her friend for us to meet. If she likes the work, she will be Laila's replacement for us. Laila did tell me yesterday that she liked working for us and would like to work for us full time from 5-9pm with a pay of RM1k a month but she has to find a replacement for the mat salleh employer whom she has agreed to work for. I am hoping and praying that either Laila or her friend would agree to work for us part-time everyday (with Sundays off) with the agreed salary of RM1k a month. That would save us quite a bit on agency fee. Wish me luck in my search for a good Pinoy maid :)