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post #466 of 754
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post


Who was that chef who didn't pay out the - or parts of the - tips to his employees again? Some guy owning like ten high end restaurants, pretty famous, he withheld 250k$ from his employees or so.

I believe you're thinking of Geoffrey Zakarian.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/dining/27zakarian.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1
post #467 of 754
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post


Have any moderate rabbis endorsed what you wrote? I need to know in order to determine a proper response.

i know one extremist rabbi and mulla have, is that sufficient?
post #468 of 754
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


MAID?

YOU OUCHO MIND?

My maid earns about 25$ an hour. Minimum wage my ass.

you pay your maid 25$ an hour? you are getting ripped off unless she provides other services as well.
post #469 of 754
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Originally Posted by scarphe View Post


you pay your maid 25$ an hour? you are getting ripped off unless she provides other services as well.

No man. I dont need such services.

She is a pro, does excellent work and is trustworthy.

I am happy to pay $25 an hour considering she has a key to my house.
post #470 of 754
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


No man. I dont need such services.

She is a pro, does excellent work and is trustworthy.

I am happy to pay $25 an hour considering she has a key to my house.

well your maid makes in a day more than mine do in a month.
post #471 of 754
$25 is a lot. I pay $21.
post #472 of 754
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Originally Posted by scarphe View Post


well your maid makes in a day more than mine do in a month.

it isn't uncommon for a professional live-in housekeeper to earn $50k+ annually
post #473 of 754
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Originally Posted by CouttsClient View Post


it isn't uncommon for a professional live-in housekeeper to earn $50k+ annually
jesus fucking christ....
again i may be wrong but i doubt they do more work than mine who probably make about $3300* a year.

*averaging for fluxations in exchange rates
post #474 of 754
My housekeeper makes $100 a month for two visits. We don't see her work, but I am convinced she is done in two hours. We have a small place.
post #475 of 754
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Originally Posted by scarphe View Post

jesus fucking christ....
again i may be wrong but i doubt they do more work than mine who probably make about $3300* a year.

*averaging for fluxations in exchange rates

I think you may be wrong but I haven't seen your property nor do I understand what your needs are
post #476 of 754

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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

$25 is a lot. I pay $21.


Hmm... I don't have a cleaner but in Brooklyn I can't imagine people pay more than $10 my wife wants to get a cleaner so then i'll know for sure..

post #477 of 754
I heard maids in the Philippines are dirt cheap and just about every household has at least one.
post #478 of 754
The going rate for a maid in Chile is about 8,000 CLP (under 20 bucks) for around 4 hours of work. My sis pays 10k (20 bucks). The maid cleans the whole place, does laundry and irons everything and cooks meals for them. When she facuums, she pays her 15k. She does a good job, but I'm not a fan of her cooking. Everything is really overdone. Pasta is a glob and veggies are mush. My sis doesn't seem to mind. I'll get a maid once I get settled. It'll be nice not to have to do my laundry or clean.
post #479 of 754
Scarpe, please note that there is a difference between Canada/USA/UK/Europe and countries with lower costs of living. Paying someone $25 when they are trustworthy enough not to steal from you is worth it when minimum wage is 8 bucks/hr. If minimum wage is <$2? Maybe not.

Likewise, a construction grunt easily makes twice to 2.5x minimum wage after a few months. Of course, that could be an artifact of Vancouver's currently obscene real estate market. You clearly are out of touch with how North America works...

And lastly, its not an issue of "how much they know" or "how hard they work"; its an issue of "what is their job worth". I HATE tidying up. I think $100 a week would be a reasonable sum to not have to do much of the asinine cleaning - like washing windows/dusting/ etc. Likewise, if you're a contractor earning ~$1+K/day, paying out $25 in wages to attract decent workers makes sense.

As for servers? Estimate that 20% of your bill is going to making your night go smoothly, and is just how things work. I'm willing to spend 20% of what my meal is ticketed at to pay for good service.
post #480 of 754
What happens when a 'big timer' like Lil Wayne goes to a club and racks up a 50,000K bill? How does this work for the waitress?
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