interesting facts! Although i dont have a maid now.=) ahahha thanks.what happens if...
1. Your maid steals.
if you are very sure she has stolen your valuables, you should just send her back to her own country. Dont't bother making a police report. It is not worth the trouble.
2. Your maid eats too much.
unless you are very generous, it is always better to separate your maid's food from the rest of the family. If your maid eats with the rest of the family, dont't tell her to take whatever she wants. Always take out a reasonable amount of food for her.
3. Your maid is very lazy.
write out a detailed time table, tell her what she is expected to do at what time, and how much time she should take. Give her some time to improve. If she still does not improve, then you should send her away and find a new maid.
4. Your maid runs away.
dont't panic first. Most likely she will return to her maid agency, or the police will find her within a couple of days. If she still has not finished paying for her loan, the agency will transfer her to a new employer, so you dont't have to pay anything, but of course the new employer suffers.
It is still best to buy the bond protector/waiver. If your maid cannot be found, then you will pay $250, instead of the $5000 security bond. You will be given one month grace period to find your maid.
5. Your maid gets pregnant.
you can send her back to her own country once you found out about it. Dont't need to lose the $5000 security bond.
6. You want your maid to work in 2 households or more
under the existing work permit conditions, foreign domestic workers (fdws) are employed to perform domestic chores only for their employers at the residential addresses stated on the fdws' work permit cards.
i believe all maids have been told that they should not work in 2 households. There are some maids who may agree to do so, but note that this is against mom rule.
an exception may be made for fdws who accompany their employer's children to a caregiver's home to care for the children under the caregiver's supervision. In this case, the fdw must agree to the arrangement and should not be asked to do the full load of housework in both homes.
7. If you change maid more than 4 times in a year
mom does not have a rule that says you cannot change more than 4 times a year. Mom only makes it more difficult for the work permit to be approved.
employers who apply for their fifth foreign domestic workers (fdws) within a 12 month period must attend the classroom fdw employers' orientation programme (eop). Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the rejection of their work permit (wp) application.
employers who apply for their sixth fdw or more within a 12 month period must attend an interview with an mom officer before the ministry will process the wp application. The purpose of the interview is to enable us to gain an understanding of the employer's practices for assessment of the wp application.
8. If your maid keeps making mistakes
some employers penalise their maids by making them pay a fine. But i would advise employers never to punish their maids.
If the maid always make the same mistakes, no matter how many times you correct her, then you should just send her away. Otherwise you risk losing control of your temper and doing something nasty to her. Then you may end up in jail.
Remember that maids are human. A maid can hate you when she dislike your punishment. The fact in singapore is that other people are much more likely to believe that the employer abuse the maid. So it is very easy for the maid to accuse the employer. Correct her mistake immediately in a cool, calm manner. If she makes the same mistake again, remind her that this is her 3rd/4th/5th time of making the same mistake. If she still does not change start to look for a new maid.
I would advise employers to use a reward system instead.
9. If your maid said that she saw ghosts in your house
it could be that your maid does not like to work for you, she is finding excuses so that you will send her back to the agency. Or your maid could be having mental illness. Any way, you should send this maid away as soon as possible.
10. Your maid tells you "if you are not happy with me, send me away"
if you said the same thing to your boss, what will happen ? You should start looking for a new maid. There are many many maids out there looking for jobs, there is no need to tolerate this one.
Extracted from singaporemaid blogspot:dancing_tongue: