Before you get ready and head out to a Singapore maid agency to hire a maid, there are a few things that you should really consider. This is something that a lot of employers have not thought through beforehand and which have resulted in a lot of hassle in the process and duration of the employment. Here are some pockets of advice that we would like to give to those who are first-timers in hiring maids.
1. Is everyone at home comfortable with this decision?
Not everyone likes having a stranger at home, or at least they would need some time to get used to living with someone who migh..
You might be deciding on the nationality of maids to employ to work for you in Singapore, eg should you hire an Indonesian maid, Burmese maid, or a maid from Mizoram? Well, the truth is it depends on a mix of culture and experience. Here are some of your considerations addressed:
1. Attitude or Experience
It is common knowledge to you the mother tongues of the different nationaliy of helpers eg, Indonesian maids usually speak Indonesian, which is similar to the Malay language, while maids from Mizoram do usually speak basic English or Mizo. Put your worries to rest as basic training..
We all have times when we need help in our lives, and we should not shy away from the thought of asking help. You may end up being burnt out, stressed and lethargic in the end if you choose to do everything by yourself. This would have a great impact on your health and eventually it would affect the lives of the ones you love as well as a family’s dynamics and day-to-day health. Should you need to hire a helper at home, a maid employment agency is here to get you a suitable candidate to distribute the workload at home. Here are two signs that could indicate that you need help
1. You h..
Indonesian Maids can now remit money back home to their families who currently do not have a bank account through their new service, Singtel Dash. In addition to this, they can also choose to remit money to a bank account in Indonesia. Each transaction comes with a fee of $9 and is capped at $999 per transfer and the recipients can cash out the money at more than 4,500 cash-out points across Indonesia at their post offices.
To use the service, the Indonesian maids must first register at SingCash outlets at Lucky Plaza and City Pla..
Lim Choon Hong and his wife were jailed three weeks and 3 months respectively in addition to a fine of $10,000 for starving their maid for 15 months in a case of maid abuse in Singapore. The prosecutor however, will be appealing the sentence, asking for a longer term of 12 months' jail term for each individual.
The couple was found guilty of not providing adequate food for their Filipino Domestic Helper, Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, while she worked for them. This is despite Thelma pleading them for more food. In April 2014, she managed to escape and seek h..
First, let us provide you with a little background information about this little state in India. Mizoram has a population base of roughly 1,091,014. The literacy rate of Mizoram in 2011 was 91.33 per cent, higher than the national average 74.04 per cent, and second best among all the states of India. About 52% of Mizoram population lives in urban areas, much higher than India's average. Over one third of the population of Mizoram lives in Aizawl district, which hosts the capital.
Mizo is the official language and the most widely used langu..
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..
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..
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..
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