- Prince William and Kate Middleton have sparked an online debate after they shared that they are looking for a live-in helper
- The royal couple are offering the helper £19,140, which is R408k a year
- After hearing the news, social media users shared their thoughts on the figure, many of them saying it's too low
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The royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have recently shared that they are looking for a live-in helper. Some of the helper's duties include maintaining confidentiality and the ability to manage a variety of workloads.
While their request seems very reasonable, the amount of money they are willing to pay the helper, who will be required to stay with the family and travel between all the royal homes, has sparked a lively debate online.
According to their specifications, the royals are willing to pay the helper £19,140 a year, which amounts to roughly R408k here in South Africa. The amount may seem pretty decent to those of us who are currently dealing with a weak economy - many other social media users thought it was too little as seeing the average gross income in the UK is roughly £36,611 or R780k.
Read some of their thoughts below.
"I mean you get to live in the household at the palace and you travel with them at all times, plus food is included etc. It’s not a bad deal."
"That’s too little to be a housemaid for them."
"I think compared to what other people make in the UK, it’s good (I’ll look it up though). Remember, the US’s prices are highly inflated."
In other Briefly.co.za news, Zenande Mfenyana is currently trending on social media after she spoke badly about helpers online. The Queen actress took to Twitter on Wednesday, 28 October and told her fans that helpers are "exhausting".
Tweeps have slammed the star for the "tone" of her post. The new mom has deleted the tweet but the screenshot of her post is currently doing the rounds on the micro-blogging app. Zenande had tweeted:
"Helpers are exhausting. Yerrr!!!"
Most tweeps have shared that the helpers the stunner is referring to are their parents or family that have jobs working for others. Some of them have even alleged that Zenande is a very rude employer.
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