All About Multiple Maids

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All About Multiple Maids

Postby baby lover » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:34 pm

Hi there,

I'm new on this website, just wanna get some advice...

I'm a mother of 3 & have an Indon maid now, thought of getting sn additional maid, but dunno to choose Myanmar or another Indon?

Haiz... anybody has any advice or any exp with 2 maids?
:lol:

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby MrsSeah » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:48 pm

Depend on whether u r comfortable with 2 maids from the same country. I have 2 maids in my house. Both r Filipino. The good points is I find them very cooperative. Very good friend. Hence, can help each other in the work they do. The bad point is they always speak at their language which I couldn't understand. My dd hated it because she is very sensitive, she always feel they are talking about her. LOL!

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby jtoh » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:57 pm

If they're from the same country they'll be able to communicate and help each other better. If they're from different countries, they'll face problems communicating and may not get along.

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby baby lover » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:08 pm

yep, I'm worried that they may gang up with each other & speak in their own language! well.. I think I will get a Myanmar maid ba.. now I'm not sure if I should let my Indon know first or wait till the day the Myanmar arrives? Is it good to prepare my current one first?

Btw MrsSeah, how do u allocate the jobs for 2 maids?

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby LKVM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:46 pm

baby lover wrote:yep, I'm worried that they may gang up with each other & speak in their own language! well.. I think I will get a Myanmar maid ba.. now I'm not sure if I should let my Indon know first or wait till the day the Myanmar arrives? Is it good to prepare my current one first?

Btw MrsSeah, how do u allocate the jobs for 2 maids?

i feel its good to have from 2 different country bah

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby preggie » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:49 pm

I have 2 maids. One filipino and one indonesian. I think it all depends on chemistry. My previous Indonesian maid could not get along with the filipino and create alot of trouble for me. She was jealous and would tell my neighbour's maid that we are unfair and treat the filipino better than her. Life is alot peaceful now after she went back. Peace has restored in my household as the indonesian left and i employed a new one.

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby 3Boys » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:54 pm

My guess is that one ought to maximise the opportunity for both of the maids to get along. If they are going to bicker, does not matter if they come from the same country or not, but to get 2 maids from differing backgrounds and perhaps limited ability to communicate with each other, merely makes things worse, in my view.

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby MintyMin » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:12 pm

May i know watz the criteria to have 2 maids in a hsehold?

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Re: Need another maid...

Postby cher_06 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:41 pm

same nationality they tend to help each other out and cover each other. Even same nationality will not get along esp if one has been in the household for very long. Unless they are relatives, better to get different nationality.

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Re: All About Multiple Maids

Postby JusticeBao » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:52 am

You are so lucky....

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