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by Leemr @, Sunday, September 18, 2022, 12:32 (13 days ago)

Hi. Just ck'd. your info page for rates and you show 9 pesos as the current min. rate. I used a combi on Friday and was informed the rate is 12 pesos (Merza to Dario Galeana). I said I had not read of the increase on the internet and he pointed to a sheet of paper posted at the bus stop. I didn't stop to read it, but I did walk home. I'll comply when you indicate it's become official. THX

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Sunday, September 18, 2022, 15:02 (13 days ago) @ Leemr

Just took the combi from the airport this morning and the rate is now 19 pesos. Give 'em a break, will ya'? Gas ain't cheap.

P.S. So happy to be back in Zihua, even though I have spent the entire day sleeping (after the madruga flight from Tijuana) and tapping away on the InfernalNet. The cultural immersion starts tonight! And oh, yeah, Rob, I adore being here during the rainy season. Been following the weather and looking forward to some serious thunderstorms.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 18, 2022, 19:13 (13 days ago) @ Padrino

Just took the combi from the airport this morning and the rate is now 19 pesos. Give 'em a break, will ya'? Gas ain't cheap.

P.S. So happy to be back in Zihua, even though I have spent the entire day sleeping (after the madruga flight from Tijuana) and tapping away on the InfernalNet. The cultural immersion starts tonight! And oh, yeah, Rob, I adore being here during the rainy season. Been following the weather and looking forward to some serious thunderstorms.

But gas IS cheap and they already have a gazillion passengers, most of whom aren't retired or on vacation and for whom the extra pesos they're charging comes out of their already insufficient income, so it's a real burden for a lot of people here, amigo.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, September 18, 2022, 20:55 (13 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You are SO right! The gas prices have changed much less than other things, and they are full all the time.

HOWEVER, and we will be talking about this A LOT, we are giving our household staff serious raises this year. The cost of living has increased dramatically, for not only them, but for those of us who live here.

We are trying to figure in out personal cost of living price increases and theirs too.

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by BL @, Monday, September 19, 2022, 13:53 (12 days ago) @ Talley Ho

You are SO right! The gas prices have changed much less than other things, and they are full all the time.

HOWEVER, and we will be talking about this A LOT, we are giving our household staff serious raises this year. The cost of living has increased dramatically, for not only them, but for those of us who live here.

We are trying to figure in out personal cost of living price increases and theirs too.

Would love to hear what adjustments you make for the people that work for/with you. We are also giving serious raises this year.

Thanks in advance!

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local combi fare/Raising Wages

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, September 19, 2022, 15:17 (12 days ago) @ BL
edited by Talley Ho, Monday, September 19, 2022, 15:44

We currently pay our maid and gardener 400 pesos for their day's work, usually about 6 hours. They leave when their work is finished.

They have been with us for almost 5 years, and started at 250 per day, but within about 5 months, went up to 400. Our big discussion right now is do we go to 450 or 500?

Is there a guide for how often raises are given? He thinks it should be on a semi regular basis, but I'm leaning toward cost of living. We'd love some input.

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by Little Guy @, Monday, September 19, 2022, 17:46 (12 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I am planning to give additional money this year as well.

I’m wondering whether there will be a statutory increase of wages, not just an increase in the minimum wage. If so, I might wait until after a statutory increase.

Or I might give larger bonus payments in addition to aguinaldo and the annual payments I make in lieu of continuing to defer the payment made when employment ends.

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by Toby@Zihua @, Monday, September 19, 2022, 18:50 (12 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Inflation YoY is 8,7% in august in Mexico.
$450 is a 12,5% increase over the $400 actual amount, so roughly 4% over inflation.
That would be quite fair, but maybe not so generous.

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by BL @, Monday, September 19, 2022, 21:09 (12 days ago) @ Toby@Zihua

Like your thinking

although. official inflation numbers might be manipulated by the government - it has been known to happen.

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by BL @, Monday, September 19, 2022, 21:08 (12 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We currently pay our maid and gardener 400 pesos for their day's work, usually about 6 hours. They leave when their work is finished.

They have been with us for almost 5 years, and started at 250 per day, but within about 5 months, went up to 400. Our big discussion right now is do we go to 450 or 500?

Is there a guide for how often raises are given? He thinks it should be on a semi regular basis, but I'm leaning toward cost of living. We'd love some input.

We normally adjust wages at the beginning of the year. We pay the woman that works at our house a set amount per month, disbursed twice a month, and then additional daily pay when we or visitors are there. That way we have two levers. And yes, we give more aguinaldo than required by law and we pay for her seguro social.

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by EstebanZI, Saturday, September 24, 2022, 21:51 (7 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I think-believe-practice generosity here. With the cost of living significantly lower than when I lived in the USA I pass on my savings to the local economy. However…when my landlady of 7+ years decided to raise my monthly rent for my simple 2 Room and covered open air roof top area from 3500 p a month to 8000 p a month plus all Utilities…water…wifi…I said “adios” and moved into a much more comfortable 2 bedroom…kitchen…living-room apartment with Water and Wifi included…for 6000p a month.

I tip strong enough to make my Mexican Novia shudder a bit…pass out loose change to those requesting it…and if I had staff for my house I would pay at a minimum $1.00USD an hou/ 20 p and likely more.