Statutory Warning: Please quit reading the post if you are from IT background and heart-patient too.
Most of us especially those who earn their bread and butter from an IT firm (including me) consider ourselves as well-paid, elite, crème de la crème blah blah…. I dare to differ in fact I can prove that maid-servants are “costlier resource” than most of us!!
Yes, its hard to believe and even harder to make you believe. But you see few simple calculations are enough to rip apart one’s belief.
Salary of Maid :Rs 500/month
Time spent: 10-15 mins per day. For calculation lets assume 12 mins.
Billing rate/hour: Rs 100 ( No maid works for more than 25 days )
Now you can do similar calculations for yourself and find out your worth. Well, I empathize with you 😛
Round 1: Maid wins hands down.
Agreed, but I earn more than her as far as gross salary is concerned and lets not talk about lifestyle please. If thats your take I would suggest to hang on for few minutes 🙂 .
Believe it or not, this is a real incident. Few days back maid of one of my acquittance Parag (name changed 🙂 ) requested (read threatened) for a hike. They tried to convince her by putting forth several arguments and finally disclosed their salary. What followed next was an eye-opener for most of us, she was making more money than our bright “software engineers.”
Albeit, I would like to delve more into it but I am afraid of its impact on IT companies which in turn might lead to economic crisis. This obviously will have severe impact on my salary and further reduce my billing rate 😛
If you haven’t lost your mental balance yet and this makes sense please do commnet. On the other hand if you think this is crap do not hesitate to blast Alok , mastermind behind the concept.