Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of experienc

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Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of experienc

Postby rkmommy » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:49 pm

Is $450 the minimum salary now for all new maids/transfer maids regardless of country or years of experience? All the agencies I called said the maids get $450 min. thanks.

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby The Little Cheng Mommy » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:44 pm

Ive looked through some filipino biodata last week. All Fresh applicants ask for 450 with one off day. Except for one $400 with one off day. Some have few years Fexperience in middle east also 450. Funny right.

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby rkmommy » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:49 am

Most even asking for 2 Sun or every Sun off + $450. The agencies I checked with were backing them up on this, so I was wondering if this was new policy across the board for all agencies in Singapore or just coincidence for the ones I checked with, ie. Netmaid.com.

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby peapot » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:24 am

Hmm......do not check with just netmaid. I can't comment much because this is afterall a public forum. But my advice is check with other agencies. My maid is ex-sin 4 years and starting pay is $450.

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby nms1 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:24 am

I think a lot of them just put $450 as standard but if you talk to them you will find that the maid is willing to accept less or to start at a lower salary with a promise of an increase after 6 months if she performs well.

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby bzmum22 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:39 pm

My 1 month old maid with no prior overseas experience is getting $400, w no off days.
So, not all maids are asking for min $450.
If you have the time, then "shop" around a bit more.

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby michyms » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:44 pm

My maid told me that new maids from Philippines are getting $450 with 4 off days!!!

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby Jav » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:55 pm

Can anyone advise if I want to exchange my 3 months old maid with another maid from the same agency, what will be the procedure? If the new maid has 7 months old, do I pay in advance for her again? Then I would have paid 6+7mth advances. Some more have to pay for additional levy for 1st maid until she finds a new maid?

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby bzmum22 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:59 pm

michyms wrote:My maid told me that new maids from Philippines are getting $450 with 4 off days!!!


Hmmm....why did she tell u that? hinting/negotiating for higher salary?
Well, you can tell her it is not true.
Mine is a new maid fr PH.

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Re: Is $450 min salary now for all maids regardless of exper

Postby bzmum22 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:08 pm

Jav wrote:Can anyone advise if I want to exchange my 3 months old maid with another maid from the same agency, what will be the procedure? If the new maid has 7 months old, do I pay in advance for her again? Then I would have paid 6+7mth advances. Some more have to pay for additional levy for 1st maid until she finds a new maid?


Depends on if the new maid has any outstanding loans. Even if she has paid off all her loans, it is likely that the agency will charge her some fees for the new placement.
So depending on how much she owes the agency, the agency will offset the balance amt prepaid for your old maid for this new maid. Then you will hv to top up the rest.
Levy is one thing, there is also insurance cover for the new maid.
Changing maid is always costly to employers.

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