My office has lots of filipinos - doing admin, accounting, customer service and IT. We've about 25 filipino staff out of total 90 staff.
dont't believe? Take a walk during lunch time in Tanjong Pagar or Raffles Place, etc and see the truth yourself.
I experienced posting an admin job online, the number of filipino who email can hit 3oo in a week. They fly into Spore on social pass and I believe they mass email to any job posted online. Some simply walked in and asked for a position.
How much does it cost to hire them?
From 1 Jan 2012, the qualifying salary for the Q1 Pass will be increased from $2,800 to $3,000, together with a tightening of educational qualifications.
S Pass - Mid-level skilled workers, Fixed monthly salary ≥ $2,000 + Foreign Worker Levy
They actually cost more than a fresh diploma graduate.... no experience too.
So, is it better to spend a bit of money fly in to Spore and get a highly paid job, stuck in Philippines with a lowly paid job or be domestic helper - burdened with extremely high loan and long working hours? How difficult can office job be compared to outdoor sales or construction/manual workers? A lot of office jobs are 5 day week. Is it really true Sporeans are not keen in such 'easy office jobs'?
Are you facing your job being snatched by foreigners?
Are they really experienced or just coming in with no experience but our employers want them cos they claimed they're able to work longer hours and more loyal?
FDW employers facing lesser domestic choices. What are left on the shelves are mostly rotten apples, coming to Spore to torture us mentally and financially. How many working mums have told you their woes on FDWs? How many were left helpless and had nowhere to cry for help?
Our levy is too high compared to HK and Taiwan and we are getting the leftovers (rotten apples) even though the employers' hiring cost is almost the same for the 3 countries. Employers here ARE paying HK / Taiwan salaries..... So point your finger in the right direction--> MOM. Stop accusing us of being bad employers who dont pay well and practising slavery.
Make maid levy as part of their salary or a gratuity for completion of 2-year contract with one or maximum 2 employers.