Can invite email@example.com to the blog pls?
This is a discussion on Maid Agency Reviews within the Domestic Helper, Nanny and Confinement Lady forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Hi I've just did a phone interview with one maid and I thought she sounded ok. I went to netmaid.com.sg ...
Hi I've just did a phone interview with one maid and I thought she sounded ok. I went to netmaid.com.sg to look through her profile before arranging for the interview. Do you mind sharing your bad experience? Can PM me please or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks!
Can invite email@example.com to the blog pls?
I'm new here. Now that I'm worried after reading so much of maid's issue. I've just made my payment to 1st AllBest human resource maid agency. Does any mummies have any experiences with them? Thanks
Bad Maid Agencies to Avoid (Page 6) | KiasuParents
you may want to go through this link which shares about bad maid agencies. I am also looking for a reliable agency to hire a new maid. Hopefully your's will work, just keep your fingers crossed
As a working mother, having a good maid is equivalent to having an extra pair of hands. I am a working mother with 2 school going kids. After completing 2 contracts and moving on to the 3rd, my maid started giving me problems. She started showing very bad attitude, often retaliating, throwing tantrum and scolding the kids, especially after she had a Bangla boyfriend. I was very determine to get rid of her but not until I find myself another good maid.
I’ve heard of Nora’s (Yue Liang Maid Agency) good reputation and decided to make an appointment to see her. She is located at Katong Shopping Centre which is pretty far from where I live. The first impression is that her office is simple, no frills with no maids sitting around unlike other agencies. I told Nora about my requirement, working parents with 2 school going kids, most of the time, the maid is alone at home or with kids when they are back from school. Nora showed me folders of biodatas of her maids. Surprisingly she told me she can’t be sure if any will fit my requirement. I was wondering if she was even interested to do a sale! She told me she will be going to Jakarta personally to meet the maids in 2 weeks time and ask if I can wait. I decided to wait.
After 2 weeks, Nora came back and told me there was no suitable maid for me. This time I was very disappointed and begin to doubt her ability. She told me I could look for another agent if I’m in a hurry as she needed more time to look for a suitable maid. Somehow I decided to stuck on with her. I do keep in contact with her for updates every now and then.
6 weeks later, she finally called me to tell me she found me a suitable maid! I decided to trust her instinct and go for her recommendation. My current maid is from Myammar. So far, she has met my expectations and I’m very happy.
Looking back, I am glad to have stuck on to my decision to put on trust on Nora although I must admit, I did waver somewhat when she failed to deliver initially. I have heard so many horror stories from my friends on the quality of maids in Singapore these days. All the good maids have left to work in HK and Taiwan as they get paid higher as these countries do not have to pay levy. In Singapore, although employers pay more overall (salary + levy), we get the worst quality maids due to our uncompetitive salary (excluding levy). Good quality maids are so hard to come by these days and I am truly appreciative of Nora for her commitment and effort.
My previous maid wasn’t easy to handle and she started to create a big commotion after she knew she was leaving. Nora arrange for her runner to handle this and everything was handled very well. He even took a picture of my previous maid clearing the customs.
The most unbelievable thing is that Nora charges 50% below market rate but she gives 100% above market service!
Finally when I ask her how come there are no maids sitting around her office. Her answer to me is that with her, very few employers change their maids…..now I finally know the reason!
Nora’s contact no. is 91561699
Do not engage Loyal Employment Hub at all cost. My replacement pinoy maid runs away to the embassy. She accuse us of beating her. In fact, we been treating her so well, like a family member. The agency sided with her and keep saying we need to forfeit the replacement loan money, plus giving her extra money on top of repatriate cost or else they will report to police. Prove that agencies are money suckers. Since we are innocent with nothing to fear, we decide to go for small case tribunal. Hopefully, we can win the case and get back our money. What I am trying to say is that we must not give in to these unscrupulous agency. Do not feel fear when they start threatening you with false accusation, stand up and show them to the door. I will go to MP to report the case. My aim was to have a common contract draft by the government that is a usable on all maid agency. And this contract should benefit both the employers and the maid. One of the most important rule is that any maid who breech the contract at their own account, that is not the fault of the employers, are to pay their own repatriate cost.
Anyway, if anyone had any bad experience with Loyal Employment Hub, do send me your story, I might need that for court evidence. thanks
Hi I took my maid from small agency ,better than going to places like Nation, Crislo, whats the point in having gone to the big name agency and they give rubbish maids, and they are not there to listen to you when maid give problem.. i previously took from Nation paid almost 1288 just in agency fees.. now i paid 988
and i got better service. My agent also always sms me to ask everything ok or not.
im using Bright maids agency @ Bukit timah.. The manager Lilian seems reliable enough. Out of some many portfolio, she only picked the 2 most suitable one for me to choose. This agency is reliable. I paid $688 for the agency fee. I know that, some agency charges only $1 and put the maid on loan for 8 months. So unscrupulous!
After i complain to them. Few days later, there was a guy call me and apologized about that. They get back the terrible maid and said they would recommend me another maid(which they would choose for me also). After 2 months, another maid arrived to my house. And up until today, the maid is doing good at my house. PEM did call me few times to ask how thing goes on as well.
After all, i think i should get back here and leave some good comment about PEM instead. And hope all the mommy here can find a good maid too
dont't ever go to this agency.Their service very bad and irresponsible agent.before you pay the maid loan they talk very nicely and said all their maid very good and know this n that but after you pick up e maid and pay the maid loan and you have prob later on they will not listen your call and dont't bother to reply your msg.This agency very protect their maid so we are the employer become useless.pay so much end up they never help you yet they said the maid very good and never do this kind of thing.
I just sent my maid off to their agency a few hours ago.they will make us diff.i take e maid from city plaza and when I want to transfer she ask me to go Far East which is very far from my place.this is my 2nd time take the maid from this agency cos for the 1st time I entitled one replacement so I transfer my 1st Filipino maid and the maid got prob and they told me I have one free replacement so this time round i take indo maid.This indo maid work for me less than a month.shes very stubborn and like to talk back but when I try to explain to her agency,her agency keep saying when the maid came to sg and stay at their house the maid no prob.of course no prob cos she only stay for a few days when she come to employer and stay long then we know the maid character.some more the maid got headlice and when I told her agent her agent dont't bother to reply me.so beware with this maid agency,dont't become their next victim.thanks
Last edited by styleinn09; 22-11-2013 at 05:29 PM.
counseling.... The maid changed and has been with me for almost a year now.
This maid from beginning got prob already.the agent told me that must let her call her family once a wk cos this is MOM rules so we said ok cos I thought now MOM new rules.
When I brought her to my house the next day I let her call her agency and after that the next day she still ask me whether she can call back again and I told her off.thought our agreement is once a wk how come now become everyday and I become not very happy.the next day she pack her luggage and just sit in e kitchen the whole morning from 6.30 am till I woke up at 10.30am and didn't do anything and just let my house in the mess.i was very angry and tried to call her agency many times and SMS them as well but no respond at all.and my maid keep crying and ask me to send her back to her agency.that time was fall on sat deepavali holiday.with no choice I told her to stay at home and just sit as long as she wants till I receive the agent call cos I have to do some errands and I still have 3 kids one of them is my baby one yrs old only.
till noon I have no choice to contact the other person but this guy is handling Filipino maid and not indo maid.after 2 hours he replied me to say that their going for holiday both agency are closed and ask me to respect their holiday.So I blur at the moment,when I pick my maid you told me if have any prob dont't hesitate to contact them and now I encounter this prob,they still ask me to respect their holiday I was WTH is this.they took my agency fee and end up I need to settle this prob on my own.i really very very angry and wanted to bring her to indo embassy or police station cos I afraid later the maid do silly things.But thanks god when I'm home evening time I saw her changing her cloth and do housework and I start to talk to her and explain to her everything and counsel her and she cry and say sorry to me and she promised she will work hard.
after that I ask her why she must call her family once a wk cos my previous maid only call during hari raya or her girl bday that's it.and she told me that her agent keep her hp and the agent promise my maid to help her ask from me to call back to her family once a wk but the agent told me is mom rules which is I'm not happy the agent didn't tell the truth but using mom to let me promise the maid and allow her to call her family.ok I tell my maid is ok let it left behind us and you must work hard.After a few days come again she didn't do her work well and I ask her if she carry my baby must try to play with him so that the baby will like her but she very stubborn and dont't bother what I said and just carry the baby like that dont't even talk to my baby.like that baby dont't want to follow her.ok I told her till I gave up.so the next day I ask do this and that and told her if you forgetful try to write down what I ask you to do and paste on the fridge,she said dont need she can remember so I'm fine I dont't want to force her but after a few days what I ask her to do she dont't do and I get frustrated and scold her and pass her a book and pen and ask her to write down and she argue with me she said she won't forget but I dont't trust her already and I dont't like to scold her.after that she still the same dont't want to write down oh I really angry with her but I must tahan.
everytime ask her do 123 a next minute become 132 so I ask her to repeat what I said and she smile at me like dont't think I'm stupid ok from her expression.So I really give up on her.she woke up everyday 7.30 am and sometime 8 am and warn her many times but seem like she dont't understand till today when I go out and back in the noon i ask her to car park and I saw her walk over with messy hair and eyes still so red so I bet she sleeping and I ask her and she replied yes I sleep but she didn't look at me and her face is damn blk so I made up my mind to send her back to agency.when I open my house door I saw she already pack her luggage and waiting for me to send her back so I decided to call her agent and inform them about this but still no reply at all and I keep calling also no return call from them.i ask my maid to open her luggage cos I want to check her belonging and she told got something missing in this house? How come you want to check my bag? I told her of course I dont't believe her cos she only work less than a month and I always leave her at home the whole day and I'm out with 3 kids and she only help me do housework and no cooking.you see how bless my maid but she dont't know How to aapreciate.after I check her belonging I see her face and she like very angry and I ask her to keep her belonging to other plastic bag cos I see her stuff too much already and she told me off I dont't need plastic cos I have a bag but she have difficulty to squeeze in her stuff and she told me she fold the thing slowly then can go in.i know she's trying to waste my time.Anyway,after she packed everything I ask her to wait at guard house for my hubby to pick her up cos I dont't want to see her face anymore in my house.shes so annoying.
while she wait outside I still trying to call her agency and she pick up my call and I told her everything and to explain what happen to this maid.you know what the agency told me? All her maids are very good and I always keep changing maid I really shouted at her and ask her to wake up this is my 2nd time to transfer the maid cos all is the maid prob.where got employer like to change the maid if the maid no prob right? Is waste my time and effort to teach her you know.i also hope the maid can work till 2 yrs.But she just keep saying ok ok ok and ask me dont't send to her branch and send to Far East instead but I told her I take the maid from city plaza how come want to send back must go to Far East and Far East is specialist doing Filipino maid from there I know she trying to make me difficult.im fine to send her to Far East.and then this agent call me back and ask whether I want to take another maid she have 4 transfer maids.i told her off you said your maids all very good how come still got transfer maid? Not one but four LOL.i told her if she didn't charge me this and that I also dont't want to take from her already.their service very bad..and the maid got headlice some more.
Hi styleinn09, i can feel your frustration. Even more frustrating when the agent dont't answer your call. I heard from couple of my friends who went to Katong and get maids from those zero agent fee agency, all got similar problem. I wonder if it is the agent who teach them to create problems to the employer so they can transfer and when they transfer agent make money again from employers. sick!
That's what my hubby and me wondering.if yes the agent teach the maid like that that's mean the maid really stupid.they come to earn money end up become agent earn their money.Just my advice dont't ever go to the small agency not worth it and they can close shop anytime and if later on maid got problem we can't find the agency already we will be in trouble and no place to go.
Hi anyone has experience with these agencies? Job Connect Employment Agency LLP & BCS Employment Services? Both are at Far East Shopping Centre
Now we want to blame must blame MOM who comes out so many rules to protect the worker.They ask us to have more kids and encouraged us to work but end up created so many rules to protect the worker.This noon when we are at joo Chiat for lunch,I saw so many maids surrounded by Bangladesh worker.One maid with 4 Bangladesh guy.I really dont't understand why MOM comes out this rules Off day once a wk and end up later maid got problem we as employer still Kena blame for everything.Last time hire a maid so peaceful and no problem at all.Now Singapore there is 2 fav place for worker to hang around.1st orchard is Filipino picnic place and geylang or joo Chiat is indo picnic place.Sometime really fed up,agency fee so high but maid quality so bad and getting worst.
My agent even if i was sup her at night also she reply to me, now thats what i call service.
Just wanna know if you have baby or kids?? i can give you some recommendation of a good and reliable agency, but there prioritize is a baby. Thank you!! hope to hear you soon.
It's okay has a long rate as long is the service is good and you you feel comfortable with it.