As someone who has used helpers, I think there needs to be a little balance. There are bad helpers and good helpers as well as bad employers and good employers I have had things stolen, and broken by helpers who do not listen, (Put an globe sim card into my blackberry phone without my persmission so she could use it) in the past. Usually they accidentally destroy more than 2,500 P worth of items a month.
Originally Posted by ChMacQueen
My concern with the law is the insurance and retirement requirements. This requires administrative and reporting action on the part of families hiring just one person. The health requirements is just a government's answer to not being responsible for the health care of it citizens, pushing it onto the responsibility of the "wealthy" who can hire a helper. We all know how this law will be enforced. Once the government as a list of helper employees, there will be more and more requests for additionally items in reporting and value. this is called the "redistribution" of wealth concept. Maybe the clan-type run government will not let the redistribution of wealth concept happen here.
You will also be surprised on how fast that the shy and uneducated helper will learn the process of punishing any employer for financial gain if the process is simpified. Remember the misinformed in Dumaguete still feel that foreigners always lose, and that the threat of "deportation" will always yield an immediate surrender and financial gain for the accuser whether there are lies or truths spoken.
Sorry but my experience with a helper has created in my mind more of a picture of a helper as cunning and manipulative than a poor, uneducated, shy, yielding helper with a good set of good work ethics. The reporting requirements make me question even the need of a helper in my house. By the time I get done with the helper administrative process (think of the long lines alone) I could probably get almost everything done I am asking the helper to do in my house.
This is Dave, Imp is sleeping again