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Top 10 costs when hiring a Maid in Singapore
1. Maid's monthly salary There is a range of salaries across the different nationalities. Do check with your respective maid agency so you can make a more informed decision on which helper you are able to upkeep.   2. Domestic worker levy The standard monthly maid levy is $265. However, you will be eligible for a concessionary levy  at $60 a month on certain Terms and Conditions as stated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).   3. Domestic worker security bond and Accident insurance policies It is mandatory by Singapore l..
Indonesian Maid gets 18 months jail term reduced to 4. A fair sentence?
An Indonesian maid, Kusrini Caslan Arja, 37, who has pleaded guilty to ill-treating a bedridden boy was sentenced to 4 months' jail term instead of the prosecution's call earlier for the maid to be jailed for 18 months. According to District Judge Low Wee Ping, the prosecution's sentencing proposal was "manifestly excessive" as the maid had no ill intention of harming the child unlike other cases of child abuse which had wilful intent.    On 23rd of November 2016, while Kusrini was performing her duty to remove phleg..
 3 things to consider when installing a CCTV to monitor your domestic helper
    Worried about your new domestic helper? Some employers choose to install CCTV surveillance in their homes to monitor their helpers. Ultimately, there isn't a right or wrong to this and the decision is entirely yours!  Here are 3 common considerations to take note of:  1. INSTALL OUT OF NECESSITY  It's easier said than done, but trust your instinct. Most employers would only look into surveillance if they have infant, toddlers or elderly who are incapable or unable to verbalise how they have be..
Tell tale signs it is time to change your maid...
Time and circumstances can change a person's motivation to work which in turns affects the quality and attitude towards work. This applies to the situation faced by your Maid in Singapore as well. What causes these changes? How can you observe such behavioural differences that tells you its probably time you look for someone to takeover this role?   Some likely causes for changes in your maid's behaviour: 1) She is bored of the routined job 2) She has earned what she think is enough 3) She is being influenced by others on job expectations  ..
 6 Productivity Tips for New Foreign Domestic Worker Employers
  How does a working employer train a? Here are 6 productivity tips you can utilise:     (1) Set aside time for planning her important roles.    (2) Write a daily to-do list. Keep in mind that this should be a simple schedule listing            the main tasks and your new maid may need it to be translated to her language,              and you can use Google Translate or ask your maid agency for help.&n..
According to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) requirements, there are 2 types of insurance coverage and a security bond guarantee before a maid can start work here in Singapore.     1) Personal Accident                  - $40,000 coverage 2) Hospital & Surgical Expense - $15,000 per year coverage  3) Security Bond                        - $5,000   All these components are usually packaged together under different maid insuran..
5 Popular Cooking Courses For Your Domestic Helpers
Looking for avenues to jazz up your domestic helper's cooking skills? TDN understands that it's an important consideration especially if your family or kids have certain preferences on what's brewing for dinner. With some help, your domestic helper could not only develop her current array of culinary skills, but add a super booster to her self confidence! Here's a quick list we have looked up for every employer's needs, so fret no more!   1) EXPAT KITCHEN  They offers cooking lessons from basic, ..
What happens if I can't find my maid?
Previously we spoke about what you should do when your maid runs away. If you have missed out reading this, please click on this link: My Maid Ran Away.   Over here, we'll discuss on your liabilities as a domestic employer and what you can do if you experience such an incident.    The first thing that comes to the employers' mind other than then safety of their maid is the amount of monetary lost they would have to incur. What happens to the Agency Fee paid to the Maid Agent? Can I get a refund on the maid loan? Let us ..
Life has become a lot more hectic nowadays as the demand to pick up the pace and catch up with society increases. It is not uncommon for people to find it hard to juggle between work and home. Young Singaporeans who have just started a family might find it hard to take care of work responsibilities and home duties. Responsibilities at the home might not necessarily involve children or kids. They might also include older folks such as grandparents or parents. Aside from that, home duties might just mean general housekeeping, such as keeping the dishes washed and dried, bed made up neat and tidy..
What should I do when my maid runs away?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation whereby you reach home only to find your maid missing? There were no tell tale signs, everything was going on just fine, and one day, she decides to take off. What should you do? What are the implications?    When such an incident happen, it can get a little troublesome as being an employer, your are responsible for the well being of your maid as long as she is in Singapore. We break down the recommended actions you should take upon discovering the absence of your maid.    1. TRY CONTACTING YOUR MAID As silly a..
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