All About Full-Time Maids

With most families being dual-income-with-kids, outsourcing home cleaning and home economics to domestic helpers is almost a way of life for Singaporeans. Come in and discuss issues pertaining to maids and home management.
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What do you think of MOM's policies for Full-Time Domestic Workers (ie. maids)?

The policies are pro-employer
26
4%
The policies are well balanced and fair to both employers and maids
69
11%
The policies are pro-employee (ie. pro-maid)
537
85%
 
Total votes: 632

sunset_dae
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by sunset_dae » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:31 pm

I never had any luck in getting any good maids and I am fed up of keep changing maids.
All come either havent finish 2 years contract or immediately finish loan, colours come out.
My longest maid was a myanmar who work with me for only 1.5 years. She have been working in Singapore previously for 5 years but her English is still terrible, I endure becoz my kids are small, as long as don't create big problems, well behave usually I close one eye. Haven't reach 2 years contract, she said her mum is v sick (apparently I heard they will always use this as an excuse) need to go back.
Now I took a filipino maid, as usual during interview, everything can do, can work, love kids. After finish loan, start to show attitude, always pull long face. She have 2 kids but whenever she have house problems, she will bring it to our house, just keep pulling long face, will not answer you when u tell her off. Weekly off day is the happiest, early morning leave the house come back so so so happy. the next day, pull long face again.
Last nite told me, her son need to have a very minor operation and want her to be around, ask me how?
Finish clearing loan and take full salary for only 4 mths. I told her how can I afford to take last min leave and let you go back?
My work is already so shorthanded and I can't possibly last min take 2 weeks leave when another colleague is on maternity.
She told her sis (who married to Singapore) that she can just advance $ from me to pay for her salary, which I didn't even
give consent at all. The ending question again she ask how? So I have to pay for her son operation + her air ticket?

I really really hire maid until so frustrated..

sunny_side_up
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by sunny_side_up » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:01 pm

nonsense....only choice is to send her away. ask her to pay her own ticket. even if you convince her not to go back this time round, any time she will request again. so is just a matter of time. try to delay her and find a new maid in the meantime ba.

sunset_dae
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by sunset_dae » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:36 pm

my friend told me its MOM law if they want to go back even before contract end, employer have to pay for their air ticket..
haiz.. what a law.. Maid problem and I have to pay for her ticket.. Filipino v smart, they know fully their rights.. anyway I shall try and test water too ask her to pay herself..c what she say

seriallain85
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by seriallain85 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:36 pm

sunset_dae wrote:I never had any luck in getting any good maids and I am fed up of keep changing maids.
All come either havent finish 2 years contract or immediately finish loan, colours come out.
My longest maid was a myanmar who work with me for only 1.5 years. She have been working in Singapore previously for 5 years but her English is still terrible, I endure becoz my kids are small, as long as don't create big problems, well behave usually I close one eye. Haven't reach 2 years contract, she said her mum is v sick (apparently I heard they will always use this as an excuse) need to go back.
Now I took a filipino maid, as usual during interview, everything can do, can work, love kids. After finish loan, start to show attitude, always pull long face. She have 2 kids but whenever she have house problems, she will bring it to our house, just keep pulling long face, will not answer you when u tell her off. Weekly off day is the happiest, early morning leave the house come back so so so happy. the next day, pull long face again.
Last nite told me, her son need to have a very minor operation and want her to be around, ask me how?
Finish clearing loan and take full salary for only 4 mths. I told her how can I afford to take last min leave and let you go back?
My work is already so shorthanded and I can't possibly last min take 2 weeks leave when another colleague is on maternity.
She told her sis (who married to Singapore) that she can just advance $ from me to pay for her salary, which I didn't even
give consent at all. The ending question again she ask how? So I have to pay for her son operation + her air ticket?

I really really hire maid until so frustrated..
how do you know what she is saying is real? Is it possible she just wants a free ride home?

WeCare
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by WeCare » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:49 pm

Just to let all know, it is MOM regulations for employer to buy the air ticket and ensure that the foreigner leave SG. Only then can your $5000 bond be discharged.


lkh66
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what is average maid salary + others expenses

Post by lkh66 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:41 am

what is average maid salary + others expenses that a employer needs to pay per month?
please kindly advise

Snow24
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Snow24 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:17 am

Hi

What is your maid off day timing?

sunny_side_up
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by sunny_side_up » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:06 am

mine is leave home about 9am, come back 7pm. u changed maid already?

Snow24
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Snow24 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi sunny_side_up

The current maid don't seemed to be here to work seriously must see her mood. When good mood want to continue working otherwise said want transfer.Unpredictable.

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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by gracie80 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:27 pm

Anytime she wants to leave on sunday but must be back by 6:30pm. usually she won't leave earlier than 10am, as her friends are all not outside yet.

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