This is a discussion on MAIDS = Nothing But Trouble within the Domestic Helper, Nanny and Confinement Lady forum, part of the You and Your Family category; you think will have mah, they so rich. The wife also no need to work so such incident will be ...
you think will have mah, they so rich. The wife also no need to work so such incident will be rare.
We are diff, if we can afford to stay at hm dont work we will not need the maid.
Originally Posted by joeichenMaybe ALL 3 OF YOU should seriously walk the talk & consider migrating ... you should be spoilt for choice, compared to this stupid country, right?Originally Posted by mich_liu82
You can be sooooo much happier than you are right now ...
Last edited by SinglePapa; 27-04-2009 at 12:09 AM.
Why aren't the maid paying for at least half of the insurance or bond if they are the one wanted to be transfer? Just because they are consider low salary. Is our boss paying us alot in view of our high living std in singapore? No, we are not highly paid and we have to compensate company 1 month salary if we resign without 1 month notice. Why are we always the one suffering, financially & mentally.
Employer get question for changing 4 maid in a year, what about the maid changing employer too often? Yes, some agent will deduct the maid's pay by increasing their loan but what are we getting? Well, the maid agent will lose their reputation and customer sooner or later but what we really care is the hard cash in or out of our pocket.
Last edited by elmo493; 27-04-2009 at 11:19 PM.
Ya ya i agreed. We r always the 1 paying.
As employer we pay, as employee we also pay.
OMG... $$ is so hard to earn nowaday but so ez to spend.
just send my maid back to agency yesterday, sigh... new maid have to wait 3 weeks die my boy got no 1 to take care.
Headach like me.
Me work morning n dear husband work nite so he take care of him in the day n i take over at nite.
now very scare my younger 1 come out early or later nite got pain or what then sure die. No 1 at hm n cant expect my 2 yr old to call his dad.
Wish me luck n have a safe min 3 weeks "holiday"
Anyway not all daddy r like "them"
At least thr r 2 daddy in tis forum who r not like that.
last time my ex-neighbour hire a maid cos they hav 2 kids.. the maid english wasnt very good but can see that she's reali very hardwking .. my ex-neighbours are always bz wking and leave their kids alone at hm with maid. though no one is at hm to supervise but we often saw the maid crawling up to clean the fan, mop the floor, clean the toys immediately after the baby fall aslp in e aftnoon.. she's always busy ..
but 1 thing i feel rather sad for my ex-neighbour was, her youngest baby seems more closer to the maid and even mistaken her as her mother... but the maid is very good often teach them to say "thank you" whenever ppl give them things..
I totally agree that hiring maid is depends on "lucky suay".. for me, i will not hire a maid unless there's someone to supervisor her at hm... mayb i watch too much news and read from papers that nowadays maid are very fierce and wild.. either bully our kids or "gao sua" those bangalas... tsk tsk..
i feel lucky that we can hire foreign domestic workers freely in Singapore. In many countries, like UK, Australia, this is not allowed. Only nannies one can hire are locals, and they are expensive.
so if you are unhappy that you cant just change the maid at will, have to put up bond, pay for air ticket etc, do pause and ask yourself whether you would prefer to pay a local aunty $1000 or so to be your live in nanny. In actual fact, these are the alternatives. The third alternative is of course to stay home and not work... watch your kids personally.
The Electric New Paper, Singapore - The Electric New Paper News?
"Tired of paying agent fees 'AGAIN & AGAIN' - S'pore's 'unluckiest 'am' has 12 maids in 6 years"
- Not every1 feels lucky in S'pore.
"Mr Chin, 39, agreed that agents currently have no incentive to provide good maids. He felt that agents would be 'encouraged' to bring in more quality maids if they were recognised by the authorities for doing so.
He noted that the quality of maids has been 'getting from bad to worse', also because salaries here are still far below the levels in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Middle East.
'Maids in Hong Kong go through a lot of training. There is indirect pressure on the suppliers because employers want those who are trained,' Mr Chin said."
- Even the maid agency says our maids cannot-make-it... different countries different standards... how to compare?
My prob in a way solve. Bcoz my maid say she will only go back after my baby full month celebration. The only thing is cross fingers that she will come back . I thought Myanmar maids can speak english or abit of mandarin? Then you better speak to your agent quickly if you find she's not ok.
I do somehow agree to what you say. However, we are right now in Singapore! Why do we have to compare ourselves to other countries? Sorry to say, thats their problem not ours.
Some people can afford that doesn't mean we can. Some ppl can afford to be a stay at home mum but we can't, Hello? We are living in a country call Singapore! Unless the cost of living here is not high then fine. If 1 kid, maybe still can consider, with a few its difficult.
Do you know what is the time and effort consume when you have to change a maid? Have you been thru it? Do you know that we are always crossing our fingers or praying hard that we get a good one?
So when you even actually make comparisons, do you consider the facts or not?
When she 1st come I told her not to close the room door when she sleep, she even change up without closing the door. Now I tell her change up must close the door, she sleep also close door.
Not sure she really dont't understand or she pretend. The agent told me she is a nursery teacher in Myanmar but she dont't seem to know how to look after my dear daughter and pacifiy her. Really gave up. Even my dear husband also gave up and want her to go before new maid arrive.
Got to change her definately, but really running out of time. Cos need to train new maid before dear son arrive. Now keep telling my dear son not to come out earlier.