While income and time is getting lesser...
The cost of living rises steadily but not our salaries and time.
Meanwhile, maintaining a maid or a domestic helper has a heavy initial and upkeep cost.
Account the time you spend to train a maid or a domestic helper; the money for maid levy, insurance and their living expenses.
The additional mouth to feed would cost you minimally SGD1,000 monthly. Today, we spend more time generating income than being at home.
Having a part time cleaner to do household chores or a part time maid to pick up the kids from school and cook avoids the overkill costs of maintaining 24/7 a maid or a domestic helper.
Local part time maids and part time cleaners are the future and solution to the new age working class adults.