PostHeaderIcon Maid in Singapore - the Industry…

Found this video on youtube which I thought would be very useful for employers, maids or anyone who is interested to know more about the maid industry. While the video was filmed some time ago, I feel that it is still very relevant today.

Click here to see the video on youtube…

Disclaimer: This is NOT a recommendation for the agencies mentioned in the video. You use them at your own discretion.

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4 Responses to “Maid in Singapore - the Industry…”

  • JolENe says:

    Hello there,

    I like to make an enquiry. When a maid is sent back to the agency for whatever reason, is that a common practice for the agency to penalize the maid a month of her salary? In another words, that one month of work the maid did for nothing and the agency pocketed the money. I was told by the agency that this is a common practice. I felt that this is totally unethical. So if the maid is unlucky to run into some more bad employers, does it mean that she will be working forever for the agency for nothing since the agency penalize her for being sent back ?
    Is this really a common practice ?

    Regards

  • admin says:

    Hi,
    Sorry for the late reply. That 1 month penalty would be termed as a transfer fee since the maid is transferring from 1 employer to another. And, if the girl is unfortunate enough to be transferring every month, it is possible that she will be charged for every month that she is transferred. However, it is up to the agency to decide to what extent should the girl be charged. Sometimes, this helps the girl decide to do a better job the next time round so that she is not “punished” for a series of transfers. Nevertheless, I feel that there should be a limit to these charges. Thank you.

  • LCE says:

    Hi, Just wanted to say thanks for posting all this up in your spare time, at no profit to yourself. It was useful to read through this as I think through the issue of employing a FDW. Cheers.

  • admin says:

    Thank you for reading my hobby blog. :-)

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