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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
These days, everyone in Singapore is so busy with their careers and managing family that household work has taken a back seat. There are already several things that you need to do in a day; you need not have to worry about house cleaning and other chores in the house.
If your house is almost always in a mess because you do not have the time and energy to clean it, maybe it is time to call in a maid service. With a maid agency, you can hire reliable helpers to assist you in your never-ending household chores.
Nationality of maids in a maid agency
Foreign domestic helpe..
You can now easily get trained maids to work in your home in Singapore. All you have to do is to approach the recruitment agencies that specializes in this field. They will be able to send you the most appropriate domestic helper suited for your home. These maids are properly trained at the agencies and they can adapt to your home with some guidance. You also have the option of choosing the maids based on their past work experience and their training in any particular area.
Domestic helper trained in different areas
Say for example, you need to hire a domestic help..
The house maid agency in Singapore trained the maids with green cleaning tips and tricks. Cleaning a house well is not a simple task. There are lots of consideration when it comes to managing household with different cleanliness standards and cleaning process. From simple things such as the regular replacement of cleaning cloths and sponges, to the frequency of cleaning the bathrooms and bedsheets. These are just some processes that may differ across different households.
Cleanliness is next to godliness
Hiring maids are a reliable solution to avoid the entire cleaning pro..
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..
As adults in the hectic and demanding world of Singapore nowadays, we might find it common for us to hear complaints, from people we know, people on the internet, or through movie shows, that it is not easy to have our parents (from both sides) and children to take care of at the same time. The challenge is visibly multiplied if either you or your other half is the only child of the family. However, what you might not realise is how incredibly blessed these people are - to be able to enjoy the company of three generations of family members.
However, depending on the financial situation, the..
If you’ve ever been in the situation where you need to find someone suitable to help fulfil a task, you’ll know that it isn’t easy to find good workers nowadays. The mentality of younger generations all around the world are leaning more to entrepreneurship with huge emphasis on financial freedom. If you ask youngsters around the world now, especially fresh graduates, you would find that a majority of them would aim to retire by the age of 30, to have financial freedom, and also to travel the world.
As employers for domestic maids, this change in mindset has made it difficu..
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, ..
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..
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..