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)
536
85%
 
Total votes: 631

Poppyy
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Poppyy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:48 pm

In midst of this corona virus, anyone asking their maid to rest at home during their off day? Are they willing?

Poppyy
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Poppyy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:50 am

Hi guys,

Nd advise.
My maid who's been w me for 4 mth is now saying she wanna go back indo.
Reason - she has hep b (which she and e agent who knew abt it did not tell me) and her 3 kids are sick from the hep b as well.
She's saying her chest area is turning yellow and she is suffering from very bad headache.

Her request is to go back indo, not transfer but she hasn't finish paying her loan.

What shld I do?

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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Simplicitysuzy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:58 am

If she has loan, just bring her back to agent & let agent handle. If u send her home, u might not be Able to get replacement. Go Agent office & bag table. Say why give u a hep b maid!!

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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Poppyy » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:53 am

Simplicitysuzy wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:58 am
If she has loan, just bring her back to agent & let agent handle. If u send her home, u might not be Able to get replacement. Go Agent office & bag table. Say why give u a hep b maid!!
I damn sian. This is my 2nd maid.

First one attitude prob , wk for less than a mth she requested to go back agency after I asked her to wash clothes. (previously I wash myself, I know I'm stupid) So I sent her packing.

This is e 2nd one, wk for 4 mth. I suspect she can't adapt well as its her first overseas assignment and I noticed when she arrived she ear marked the guidebook given by mom on returning home.

The thought of retraining + paying for work permit /medical /insurance /transport =$600
-_-''

And there's no guarantee that she will stay

starlight1968sg
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by starlight1968sg » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:03 am

There is a letter related to FDWs:
https://www.straitstimes.com/forum/maid ... eir-powers

For transfer maids, am also puzzled why they hv loans etc. My current is a transfer maid and she has a loan to pay to the agent.

Am curious after 2 years with us, if we want her to continue working, how to avoid paying middleman fees?


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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Estéema » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:35 am

starlight1968sg wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:03 am
There is a letter related to FDWs:
https://www.straitstimes.com/forum/maid ... eir-powers

For transfer maids, am also puzzled why they hv loans etc. My current is a transfer maid and she has a loan to pay to the agent.

Am curious after 2 years with us, if we want her to continue working, how to avoid paying middleman fees?
Renew yr helper’s WP directly using MOM online rather than go back to agent. You don’t hv to go vackbto Agent if u renew her WP on yr own. It costs only $35, pay direct to MOM, if u do yr own renewal.

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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by geat » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:20 am

Hi there,
How do I complain about a maid.
Currently I have her details like her:
Full Name
Date of Birth
Religion
Country

I also have her details like her
mobile phone number, her address, photo (all these possible intelligence gathering in facebook)

However, the maid is not directly employed by us.
She ask my husband whether want to go happy happy with another lady because she needs money and she gladly did.

Will complain to MOM help as I don't have her FIN number and such?
I was able find an agency that she tried to seek help seeking employment.
But to my disappointment, the agency did not employ her.

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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Estéema » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:16 pm

geat wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:20 am
Hi there,
How do I complain about a maid.
Currently I have her details like her:
Full Name
Date of Birth
Religion
Country

I also have her details like her
mobile phone number, her address, photo (all these possible intelligence gathering in facebook)

However, the maid is not directly employed by us.
She ask my husband whether want to go happy happy with another lady because she needs money and she gladly did.

Will complain to MOM help as I don't have her FIN number and such?
I was able find an agency that she tried to seek help seeking employment.
But to my disappointment, the agency did not employ her.
If she solicit yr husband, get him to report her officially with proof of course (WhatsApp msgs, etc). Once investigated, she’ll be sent back. My gfrd’s maid solicit & sent back immediately by police.

geat
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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by geat » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:58 pm

Here is what she did:
Maid: #########
Maid :xyz number
Maid: you want happy happy with xyz or not
Maid: very pook xyz need money

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Re: All About Full-Time Maids

Post by Estéema » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:30 pm

geat wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Here is what she did:
Maid: #########
Maid :xyz number
Maid: you want happy happy with xyz or not
Maid: very pook xyz need money
Show the msg to the police. Str away both get repatriated! One for pumping & the other ??? Unless the other denies & says her frd set her up. Police might setup a trap to gather their own evidence. Yr proof is good enuf to let start clean up these rubbish contaminating amidst our community.

They don’t appreciate & value their jobs enuf to behave & protect their rice-bowls. Even a salary of $500 alr very good to feed a big family back home. Their “very poor, ... need money” means must do these outside soliciting? Bcoz of money no more morals or ethics? So greedy. Best send them back before they teach a whole kampong of maids easy money!

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