Every week we ask our readers to annonymously write in and tell us how much they earn and what they do with their earnings,other readers such as yourself can go through these submissions and if you like leave some tips on how our readers can best spend their funds.
Our first writer is Waitress in Johannesburg South Africa
Salary R4000.00Sa (I only earn tips and a 2% commission on sales,I do not earn a salary,I pay R35.00 breakage fee to the restaurant daily,I make +-R4000.00 a month
I am a waitress in a busy restaurant in Fourways,I am a mom of 1 and my daughter resides with my mom in Zimbabwe.
I work from 12 hour shifts during the week and 16 hour shifts during the weekend
I would make more as a waitress but I have only been working here a few months so I am mostly allocated to quiet sections,there are days when I don’t make any tips especially during the week and still have to pay breakage,I enjoy working as a waitress but there is constant verbal abuse from managers and staff are always fighting for tables,its survival of the fittest.
I decided to take my daughter to stay with my mom as I am single mom and I was struggling with childcare.
I share a room in hillbrow as this is cheaper
My salary is split as follows:
Transport R800 ( I travel with a colleague to and from work )
Food for me R400.00
Daughters expenses R500.00
Toiletries and Hairdresser R300.00
Amounts vary month to my depending on how busy work is,the stockvel helps me to save as I don’t have a bank account due to not having proper documents,I use some of the stockvel money to pay of my daughters fees for the year and to travel home in December and April,I amsaving the rest to hopefully by some land soon.
I know I would get a better job if I had proper documentation.