So hard to find good help

@LCecelia (1124)
United States
April 10, 2007 6:48pm CST
I just read an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that there is a shortage of household employees to work for the nuevo rich. The article mentioned one woman whose compensation requirement includes a minimum salary of $80,000 per year, plus housing, health insurance, and three week's paid vacation. I can deal with that, especially if its in California. There is an agency that will train you in 8 weeks but the damage is $13,000! Ouch!! So what's the consensus out there? Would you be interested in obtaining one of these positions?
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• Philippines
16 Jun 07
i have noticed that it is not a matter of pay anymore. good help has just simply gone scarcer by the day. the rich will surely be more than willing to pay wages for those who can really be trusted to do all the things that is expected of them. as for that training which costs $13,0000 wouldn't that be too much? those people who are gunning to secure housework for themselves surely do not have this much money to see them through that expensive training. unless that goes in terms of a study now pay later plan.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
16 Jun 07
You are quite right, the cost of the training is very excessive. I surely wouldn't be able to afford it. I'm having enough trouble paying my mortgage right now.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I am not at all familiar with this situation. Are you saying that a household employee can make $80,000 plus all those benefits? I don't know where the nuevo rich live, but I am assuming in California. So that to me is about the equivalent of $40,000 here, I would think. I know things are more expensive in Cally. $13,000 isn't so bad when you think in terms of what you could make in the next 10 years. I might be interested but I am probably to old to keep up with the younger help...lol.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Its been a while since I wrote this discussion so I'm a little foggy about the details. :-) If I remember correctly the $80,000 was this one woman's asking price. Yes supposedly many of the nuevo rich do live in California. Although you can find them in many US cities, New York immediately comes to mind. And you're right in your estimation that $13,000 for training is peanuts when it is weighed against what a person could potentially earn throughout their working career. Like you, I believe I'm too old to keep up with the younger help. Add out of shape for me as well. :-)