attitude maid

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attitude maid

Postby Snow24 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:32 am

Hi

Anyone can share how to handle maid with attitude ?

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Re: attitude maid

Postby Angelique » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:24 pm

I had my share of crazy maids... 1 was just plain crazy and thought she was an adopted daughter and demanded such treatment, 1 was lazy and never did any work and found several bf and ran off to orchard for some fun time, 1 was emotionally draining as I had to ask how her day was and speak to her.. Most her family had illness so she was upset most time, 1 was liar and cheated her way in to my good books and jumped ship leaving me in a bad situation with no maid, 1 cried non stop from day 1 and wanted to go home...
I think I have now concluded that if a maid has attitude problem then get rid of her ASAP and save time and emotional mess.
I never managed to change them, they only got worse..

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Re: attitude maid

Postby Sun_2010 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:42 am

I agree.
For me a good attitude and a sense of cleanliness are major factors.
All chores can be learnt - but not the willingness to learn and willingness to work.

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Re: attitude maid

Postby Snow24 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:13 am

Hi

Yes agree I guess attitude is hard to change. Is there any way we can talk some sense to such maid so that she can improve ? How to talk to the maid so that she can listen ?

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Re: attitude maid

Postby st2 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:15 am

I have come to the conclusion that it is a power struggle...they just want to bend the employer to their way, accept their poor performance or they will find another employer that will.

They are taught to do that with their own country instructors at the SIP class....just ask for transfer if you don't like the employer.

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Re: attitude maid

Postby janet88 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:02 am

honestly, a maid with an attitude cannot be kept.
you have to pay her salary, feed her and pay for medical bills...on top of that maid levy to the govt. instead of helping with household chores, she adds an attitude problem. if you are an employee giving the boss an attitude, will he keep you?

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Re: attitude maid

Postby zbear » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:38 am

janet88 wrote:honestly, a maid with an attitude cannot be kept.
you have to pay her salary, feed her and pay for medical bills...on top of that maid levy to the govt. instead of helping with household chores, she adds an attitude problem. if you are an employee giving the boss an attitude, will he keep you?



I couldn't agree more.

How much does a maid costs now? $1,500 ??? (Bearing in mind - salary, maid levy, food, medical etc). Or more?

Not cheap n still have to suffer stress from attitude prob?

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Re: attitude maid

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:43 pm

st2 wrote:I have come to the conclusion that it is a power struggle...they just want to bend the employer to their way, accept their poor performance or they will find another employer that will.

They are taught to do that with their own country instructors at the SIP class....just ask for transfer if you don't like the employer.


My ex-maid told me 3 weeks after returning from home leave that her mum is dying and needed to go home. I offered to keep the position open since her ability is pretty limited - cannot cook except steam a few dishes or boil a few soups and house keep, no child or elderly care experience, super slow - 2 hours to do what I can do in 20 minutes and may experience difficulty with another family.

She told me never mind lah, if cannot then transfer or go back home. :roll:

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Re: attitude maid

Postby janet88 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:01 am

Coolkidsrock,
It looks obvious she wants a change.

Some maids can really be heartless...some go back for home leave and don't return after 2 weeks...some return with the intention to ask for transfer...some return leaving their hearts back home :slapshead:

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Re: attitude maid

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:37 pm

No worries Janet. I do not stop people if they think they have better opportunities.

I also wished her good luck when she left.

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