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.
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 ..
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..
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
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..
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..
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..