Part Time Helper vs Full Time Helper Singapore
Full Time Helper & Part Time Helper Singapore
Everyone wants to enjoy life and that means spending more time with family, going out on vacations and holidays, indulging in hobbies- in short, doing whatever you want- whenever you want. However, if you have household chores on the top of your to-do list (and these are endless), forget about getting time for yourself. The only way to avoid doing boring chores around home is to invest in a domestic helper- sounds good- doesn’t it? Once you’ve decided to go in for a helper, the million dollar question- ‘part-time helper or full time’ presents itself.
To answer that you need to know how each will benefit you- so let’s take a look at what each one has to offer.
All of us value our privacy and that’s the first thing that’s affected when you have a full-time helper that lives at home. Yes, they do take care of everything and leave you with little to do, save you time and effort, are very convenient to have around- but also remember they see and hear everything that is happening around them in the house. That’s something that no one wants and this is where a part time helper, who only comes in for a few hours on certain days or all days, calls the shots. They don’t live on the premises but turn up for work, finish their chores and leave to go home or elsewhere.
When hiring a domestic helper, the first consideration for the employer and the helper is money. Employers want clean homes and no stress, but find it too expensive to hire a full time helper, who is paid on a weekly or monthly basis. The cost is increased when you total in their meals, accommodation and medical bills. Salaries paid to full-time help in Singapore have seen a rise in the past few years and hence they become just that bit more expensive. Part-time helper cost is more affordable as part-timers work at an hourly rate- not necessarily on all days of the week. As they work on shorter schedules, the amount you pay them is definitely much less.
Full time helpers are essentially at your beck and call throughout the day and hence may feel more tired and appear less energetic. Also, since they have the whole day in which the can complete their chores, they tend to take it lightly and work slowly. This may lead to arguments and quarrels and end up with the helper feeling resentment towards the employer. This could turn into frustration and translate itself into either abusive or indecent behavior towards the old or young. They may even bring strangers into your home, without even asking you.
Part-time workers are more committed as they just have to get through a few hours of work and are inclined to be less sloppy. Since they need to get through all their chores in a stipulated time, they are work fast and in a more focused manner.
Though you are morally responsible for anyone that works for you, the fact that a full-time helper lives with you, makes you doubly responsible for their welfare and health. In the case of part-time help, they are completely independent and have a life of their own to lead; hence they are not dependent on you. If they are unwell, they go to a doctor and fend for themselves. Full time help will depend on you alone for medical treatment, and as they often tend to be accident prone, partly due to overwork or extreme exhaustion because of being on their toes the whole day, the onus of their health will fall on you. Employers also have to bear insurance fees and be responsible for any charges that the full time maid incurs.
Although in the past, it was a fad to employ full time helpers, the trend seems to be changing in favor of part-timers. Family structures are changing and many opt for a single lifestyle- hence the demand for part-time help does appear to be on the increase.
While weighing the pros and cons of a ‘part-time helper vs. a full-time helper; it does seem that a part-time is generally more preferred.Make An Enquiry Now!