Would like to ask if it's possible to hire maid without going thru agencies?
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I would recommend the maid agency I used, Joyce at +65-84982625
Would like to ask if it's possible to hire maid without going thru agencies?
Two questions - i just employed a helper, and didnt know there is a $170 gov levy. Is this only for helpers who take care of elderly & children, or it's for all helpers? Is the levy avoidable in anyway?
My helper's from Myanmar, from a very ulu village that currently now is flooded so no phonelines, no letters are reacheable. She's planning to remit money back to a relative's place in the city area so that they can pass to her family. How can I help her to do the remitting of money?
Was thinking if I can help her open up her own Singapore bank account (but i dont't want them to impose the minimum monthly balance thing), or I dont't mind using my own bank account to transfer money over.
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you can try to apply from Tyco.. the price is quite good.
i am looking for maid agency which uses post dated cheque.. anyone can recommend.. its a headache now looking for indonesia maids. next year indonesia maids are having 1 week once as their off day. i better apply one soon. but i dont know which agency are using post dated cheques.
So Far this list of maid agency does not have the maid supply :
any one can help me..
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maybe worth considering as substitute for maid's job of cleaning and mopping
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ok guys, thank to those who reply. Thank God that I am able to get a maid agency with less then 900 for the agency fee n o up front payment, maid salary is through post dated cheques.
Hey it's possible to get a maid without agency. I applied mine myself. Save alooooooooot. N the maid also wont wadte first 8 mths to agent.
Msck, which nationality is your maid? how did you manage to get your maid ?
can i check with anyone of you , how much do you spend on buying things to cook for 2adult n 1 3 yrs old kids and maid?
cause i have been spendig $160 for food stuff and at the end the food can only last for 2 weeks , i think my maid was so scary.. she use things quite fast also.. can anyone help? i'm first time hiring maid and this maid has been with me for 1 month plus..
Hi everyone,can share with me which agency you get the good maid from?? Im first timer here...
Hi can i know the agency you get your maid from??
Not many maids available,my maid agent is not bad.Is at bedok,so far got few maids from them with contract finished.Just got ! fresh new indo maid from them again,with this agent for many years .......
Hi, just a piece of advise, do not go to Twins S Employment located at Toa payoh. I am currently employing an Indonesia maid from them, when I ask for replacement maid on Aug this yr, they drag my time and never follow up. I always have to call them to check. Until now, I am still waiting for a replacement maid. The owner of the agency avoid my calls like anything. Very disappointed with their service. I am looking for another agency now. This agency drag my time and made me have to cross over to the new scheme to give maid off days every week, which will be another $70-100 extra cash I have to fork out.
I thought I was unlucky enough to get a helper who over 6.5 mths keep threatening me 4 times to send her back to the agency for reasons due to :
Being told off and ticked by me (cos she's FOREVER forgetting what I said and keeps saying you didnt tell me maam!) 1st time that happened, she SHOUTED at me to send her back(She was only about 3 months with me then). Sent her back to counsel, came back fine....do her stuffs and "seng mok" alot without mistakes.
Just barely 3 weeks later, tells me again that she wants to go back cos my son (hyperactive) always talks to her rudely, scolds her, hit her. Me and my husband DO NOT condone son's behaviour and ALWAYS punish him for his bad behaviour. Sent again to agency for counselling and comes back again, with "conditions" like allowing her to go church, and SECRETLY buys a phone and tells us after. Well, as she's "clean handed" (our stuffs dont go missing) and she's the more quiet type of filippina, we tolerated her ...
After a short month or so, told me AGAIN she cant tolerate my son! This time, we gave in and told her fine, help us till i get a new maid. Very next day I went to confirm a new maid, am told she would arrive mid or by Nov end latest. She reluctantly agreed and come 3 weeks later in Mid Oct, went berserk again asking to leave IMMEDIATELY! As I really cant do without a maid, we talked to her nicely that if she helps me out till my new one is here, I would allow her for transfer, and continue working in SG , otherwise if she is amandant about leaving IMMEDIATELY, I could only minimize my losses to send her back to Phil. (The agency she was from charges me food and lodging, all in all I would lose up to $450, given her f***ked attitude that SHE HAS A RIGHT TO CHOOSE HER EMPLOYER, sure max out the 21 days!)
We asked her to think about it, and she insisted it's fine by me if I were to send her back to her country(although blaming me that i'm unreasonable. OMG these people are really BARBARIANS and doesnt understand that I can only do that to minimise my loss, and wont be helping her since she gives me such trouble!!). So I said, I will book her tickets to send her back the next day.
The very next day morning while I was preparing to go work, she refused to do any work and bang things around. BUT, little did i know of her plans to RUNAWAY leaving my poor son stranded in school!!!
Was really sooooo mad that I was taken like a fool by this idiot!! Like you, we treated her well, didnt abuse or torture her, give in to her attitude and even sent her to dentist and this is what she repayed us with?!!
Really damn terrible! She works like a missy, doing her work slower than her maam, we tolerated. And only my son, she claims she was bullied by him(My son hit her when she provoked him and she even hit him back!!)
Stupid maid thought she is entitled to transfer out by running away to the welfare home, ended up getting repatriated and banned from working in sg! There goes her future, ruined by listening to their "smart" friends!
Now can only hope and pray next one will be a better one! haizzz
hi Sugarene, sad to hear your story. Hope your next maid will be a better one jia you!!!
Hi Sugarene, the agency I used is Abssist at bukit timah shopping centre. Look for Kenneth at 9230 0016. He is very patient and attentive. Price wise quite reasonable. Hopefully, their maid will be satisfactory
Hi all, an update from my side. I had my indonesian transfer maid for almost 4 months now. So far really pleased with my maid, her 9 years of experience did indeed come handy for a first time mom like me. She helps to bath the baby daily (I have not't done that since my baby is born), and patiently calms him when he is colicky.
She also takes care of my 2 month old at night. I will pump enough milk to last through the night and she will wake up to bottle feed and change his diapers.
She does the housework in the day and I allow her to take naps or rest in the afternoons if she is tired from taking care the baby at night. And she will stay home with the baby when my hubby and I go out for our weekly "dates", this really helps in maintaining our husband and wife relationship.
The only problem we had with her initially is for her to get home in time during her off days. The rule we gave was to return home by 9 and she tends to return later than the set time. After a sit down warning that we will impose a curfew of home by 7pm and she loses a day off if she breaks the curfew, we managed to get her home on time since. I guess being firm on rules are important.
So again, would recommend moms out there to get an experienced maid. It really saves you lots of trouble and stress.
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I would hope to have some help in getting info of a good agency and the current rate of salary for Indonesia maid / Myanmar maid..
I really might need to hire a maid before next year march as no one is helping me to take care my newborn after I gave birth...
Roughly how much is the agency fees need to be up front??