My 4th filipino FDW (JA)
Who earns lesser than FDWs?
Activist - fighters for migrant workers
Maid's (FDW) employers faced unfair policies
Indonesian maid (FDW)
Philanthropy is a laudable virtue but should one do blindly .... help FDWs?
Don't be worried, you're well protected to work in Spore. We envy you because our govt/MOM/self-righteous people are standing behind you. Many people eager to shower you with protection, care and abundant love. Lots of people still believe you are nice people, harmless, employers have over exaggerated, all those stated here are just a handful of maids who are really bad or not careful when doing bad things 冰山一角 so you really don't have to worry that you won't get a juicy job! Relax, continue enjoy life, carry on be stubborn, make mistakes that you've been reminded not to ... do as much as you can to drive your employers mad. When you get a new employer, you can bargain for more off days, higher salary, hold your mobile phone 24/7, demand you want yearly home leave instead of every 2 years go home, a private room, etc. Employers like me will bite the bullet till can't stand you and had to create a blog to share with others.
Why don't use proper channel to complain, such as MOM? Spare some time, read my blog and you'll know why.
1/2: Finding love in a foreign land
More romances between work-permit holders bloom here
Maid with bad working attitude source
But that's alright. Now i shall list the stuff that happened over the past few weeks/months.
1. One day at around 10pm which is my dad's bedtime, my dad said he wanted to go down for a walk. So i asked the maid to accompany him. She said "dowan" and lied on her bed texting away.
2. My mum had a backache one day so she asked the maid to massage abit for her. The maid said she didnt want to do it cuz it's not stated in the contract.
3. My dad had an appointment at the hospital in the morning. But before that, he went to have breakfast with the maid downstairs. After 15min, she came back and said she needed to use the toilet. Then she went down again. After 5min, she came back and said my dad was gone. So we went down and searched for my dad for 1h.
In the end, it turned out that she had a quarrel with my dad and said she did not want to go to the hospital. She told him to go himself instead, which he did.
4. I reprimanded the maid for leaving my dad alone. So she got unhappy and said she didnt want to work anymore. On sunday morning, she flipped the papers and said she wanted to visit XXX maid agency to look for a new employer. I said okay, and granted her a day off, not forgetting to deduct $20 from her salary.
5. On monday after she returned, she said she didnt want to help my dad to exercise anymore. She also didnt want to massage for him. And because of that, she told me not to pay her salary for next month.
Now came a Pinay maid, she is not that bad, quite diligent and she was a pharmacy assistant back home, so she could help with my grandparents' medications and understand the process of medical visits etc.
Then she became more daring, when she goes to the market with my grandma, she will want my grandma to buy her food that she wants to eat when she pass by the hawker centre. She will sometimes buy meat or other ingredients that she wants to cook her own meal with my grandma's money.
Her brother needed an operation so she borrowed money (advanced pay of 5 months), then her brother pass away, she wanted to go back home for the funeral so advanced pay (1 month) again and she went back for 1 week. When she came back she said she wanted off, when from the start she said she do not want off as she want to earn more by working at home during her off day. She told me that my dad was a nice guy unlike what she heard of Singaporean employers when she was back home, she said stories of how nasty Singaporean employers was what she was worried about when she first came here to work.
Then came Christmas, she hinted to my dad that her family needs money for Christmas, my dad said no as she had already advanced her pay all the way to March this year. She then started selling off the newspaper/empty cans that my grandma collected to the karang guni and pocketed the money, she also asked my grandma to buy 4D for her...
"These two maids were treating their unwell boss like a pet at the McDonald's outlet in IMM.
"When I arrived, the maid was patting the wheelchair-bound man on his forehead as though he was an animal.
"It seemed to me that the 2 maids had a date at IMM and because one or both of them had to take care of the man, they couldn't leave him at home alone. "Therefore, they decide to take him along and push him around. "It was good of them to not leave him alone at home, but should they be doing that?"
19 Apr - Don’t tempt the domestic maid. Maid might be trying to curb her greed but how long can she resist temptation? You are inviting her to do something wrong.
10 Apr - Found these:
Maid and boyfriend in passionate petting, STOMP, Nov 2011
"Apparently, this maid who supposedly brought the small boy out for a walk ended up with her foreign worker boyfriend. Both of them made out while the little boy was left alone by the side.”
, Lianhe WanBao, 2011
痴呆母身上瘀伤处处 女雇主发怒质问 女佣竟卷10万逃 75岁老妇腹部、臀部、手臂等多处瘀伤。
Maid jailed for stealing, Dec 2011, Straits Times
A Filipino maid who stole more than $10,000 worth of property from her employer was jailed for six months on Tuesday.
Elma Dela Cruz Romero, 41, pleaded guilty to stealing cash and jewellery totalling $10,349 from Madam Chua Siew Ling, 46, at her home in Wellington Circle in Sembawang on Dec 1.
The court heard that the family was away in Malaysia when Romero used a hammer to knock the door knob of the victim's master bedroom and managed to open it. She also used the hammer to force open the cupboard drawers in the master bedroom and other rooms.
After stealing the items, she sought a neighbour's help to call the police, claiming the flat had been ransacked.
How maid showered a toddler, Feb 2011, STOMP
In the video, the woman used her foot to scrub the toddler, pulled the toddler's hair, and even appeared to pour water right into the child's mouth and nostrils.
Her maid stole $4,200 from her but Mrs Lee Khek Hwee forgave the maid. After the maid was sent back home - the maid had paid for her own airfare home - Mrs Lee got an SMS message from Indonesia that read: 'U rly stpd employer ha ha ha.'
That left Mrs Lee Khek Hwee, 29, an administrative officer, fuming. She replied: 'God has eyes. Wish you all the best.' Mrs Lee's troubles with her former maid began on 10 Nov.
That day, she withdrew $10,000 in cash - of which $6,000 was to pay for renovation to their three-room Telok Blangah flat several weeks ago.
At 7pm, Mrs Lee left the money on the dressing table in her bedroom and went to shower.
Her husband, 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter were watching TV in the living room.
After her shower, she told her husband, a 35-year-old manager, to pay the maid back for groceries she had bought in the morning. So he went to the bedroom to get his wallet, which was on the dressing table too. He was startled to find $200 missing from his wallet.
Another shock awaited the couple when Mrs Lee found $4,000 missing from the stack of cash she had left on the dressing table. She told The New Paper: 'I folded the notes and put it under something heavy, so it could not have flown away.' But the couple did not suspect their maid as they trusted her.
The maid had been with them for more than two years, and they had just renewed her two-year contract in June. Even after discovering the loss, Mrs Lee gave the maid the remaining $6,000 to pay the contractor who was waiting downstairs. After that, the couple searched their home for the missing $4,200.
When they could not find the money, they suspected the maid must have taken it.
Mrs Lee said: 'But she said she did not do it, and even told me to do a body check if I didn't believe her.' Mrs Lee did not search the maid, but she did check her luggage. Mr Lee also went through the maid's wallet. There was $800 in her wallet, but the notes were not in denominations of $100 - the money the couple lost were in $100 bills.
Two days later, Mrs Lee checked her maid's recent transactions with a Western Union agent in Bukit Merah that her maid gone to. As it turned out, the agent told her that at 9am that day, two Indonesian maids had asked to remit $4,200 to Indonesia. 'But as the Indonesian address they gave didn't match with the one the agent had on record, he did not remit the money,' Mrs Lee said.
So she made a police report. That was when her maid finally confessed to stealing the money.
Mrs Lee said: 'She said she had taken the money while we were not paying attention, and passed it to one of our neighbour's maids who lives on the seventh storey.
Employer's nightmare - maid gave birth to prematured baby, Dec 2008
Under Singapore law, if a maid gets pregnant, she will get repatraited immediately or employers stand to lose their $5,000 security deposit. However, for Madam W L Lim's maid (Nina), regular medical tests failed to indicate her pregnancy and eventually she gave birth to a premature baby boy.
In the local newspaper report, Madam Lim was shocked when she was rang up by the police who told her Nina just gave birth. It did not occur to her that this is possible given that the doctor cleared her tests just two months ago. But nothing prepared her for the size of the hospital bill.
The sizeable bill of $5,500 for her maid's Caesarian delivery on Dec 11, ballooned to $67,000 for the hospitalisation of Nina's 27-week old premature baby boy, now warded at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) Intensive Care Unit.
It was like a maid employer's nightmare come true. According to Dr Juliana Abu-Wong, a gynaecologist and obstetrician with more than 10 years' experience, the pregnancy tests currently administered comprise a urine check and an abdominal examination which are 90 to 95 per cent accurate.
"So how is it that the doctor failed to detect my maid was four months pregnant?" Madam Lim questioned. A blood test for pregnancy would have been more accurate. Blood testing is not made mandatory to keep costs down for employers.
"Though the rules require the employer to bear the full cost of the maid's medical care, nowhere does it say the employer should bear the medical cost of her kin," said Mr Goh, defense lawyer.
8 Apr - You may have not clicked the tab "My Views". This is something I've read and duplicating here. It is about a trusted maid whom the expat employer regarded as 'friend', turned thief. Most Expats seemed like can afford to have such maids because they have extra money to spare and they are in Spore for short-term so not an issue if bitten by any 'poisonous snake'.
By extracting what maids did, first time employers can be mentally prepared for the worst. You can choose to be a desirable employer by giving FDW the best employment terms .... if you can afford to take risks, accept unknown stress and financial losses. You may be a lucky person fated to hire a FDW who is hardworking and appreciative or an employer who can educate and train your FDW to be a good helper. Just a good helper, a worker, not a mother to your children or the new mistress of the house.
Why FDWs prefer to work for expatriates?
This American expat employer posted:
"Basically, if any consequences result from sex, even if the partner is local…it is the maids problem. B saw a friend sent home just a few weeks ago. Her friend was pregnant, and was going to have to return to a country where abortion is illegal and a husband will likely beat her for becoming pregnant with another man’s child. I wonder what that poor woman’s life is like as I write this."
Primarily they have little to no access to birth control and none to abortion, while the rest of us have access to both. Make whatever argument you like, but I’m hardly going to fault another woman for seeking emotional comfort.
As an American, I think I’m particularly bothered by the lack of rights maids have here that anyone who isn’t a foreign domestic worker does enjoy, and I’m particularly bothered by the lack of reproductive freedom.
You may argue that they shouldn’t be having sex. To think that they have less emotional needs or are entitled to less comfort when not on the job is to think of them as less human or just less valuable than yourself."
Winter: This blogger fully supports human rights, believes there's nothing wrong with a married FDW having her personal life associated with another man. Their husbands don't mind their wives sleeping with other men? Will they be welcomed to return home ... don't feel 'dirty'? Getting pregnant with another man's child is no big deal. Just get an abortion and kill a life or lives.
Extracted from her blog, something I felt she's right:
- Whether you’ve had your helper for a day or a year…don’t assume that she knows what you mean when you say “Can you do X, please?”
- Modeling is very important. If it’s the first time you can remember asking her to do X, take the time to model what you mean.
- Be understanding of “mistakes” because they’re not born out of spite, they are born from miscommunication and culture difference (Winter added this)
- Remember that things that are “obvious” to you are not necessarily “obvious” to your helper
This expat FDW's employer fired her domestic helper due to theft of money and personal items on 27 Dec 2011. According to her blog, it was not because her filipino helper slapped her daughter. These expats just couldn’t believe their trusted helper cum friend is capable of slapping their 3-year old daughter.
After I've read her posts about her thief cum prostiute maid, it made my anger and frustration to be a FDW's employer greatly reduced.... felt 'delighted' to know Expat employers also faced the same predicament, just that not many come forward to share. Even though faced with a bad maid, blogger wasn't that angry because she continued to stand up for the rights of other FDWs. She felt she should bear some blame due to her leniency on managing her FDW.
Just want to say to employers who highly repected their FDWs' privacy, you're being nice but do remember that it is still your house and this is Spore so you're fully responsible for your FDW's action, regardless bad or good. Respecting FDW's privacy doesn't mean being totally blind. It is better to know what she does in her room. I didn't imply you install hidden camera or make a spare key to her room with intention to screen it whenever she's out of the house.
If a FDW is being secretive, locks her room, disallows you from taking a peep or entering to have a casual chat, then you better open your eyes. If you're loaded with cash to resolve issues created by your FDW, just pretend you didn't see my comments.
To expatriates or other high income earners, spending S$1500/per FDW is no big deal, simply too cheap to hire a live-in domestic maid. Most people choose not to do proper calculation, thus, Expats or most people tend to focus on the basic salary (S$400 to $500) and start screaming ‘so low, OMG!’, modern slave, maids are not well paid, etc ... Therefore, having a maid is a must-have thing in Spore because it is too affordable to them! Where to find such cheap deals, ordering FDWs around and able to behave like kings and queens? A lot of expatriates auto increase the salary of their FDWs by paying extra S$100 to 300 above market rate.... spoiling the local market. I came across a blog or somebody told me an expat paid the FDW S$800 as salary and paid her accommodation to live out! Such juicy job, which FDW doesn't want?
This kind of people loved to show how rich they are, should have a taste of what it means by being too nice (made those needy employers looked extremely bad, stingy and undesirable), spent generously on their FDWs and ended up being played out! You may think I’m mean but this is the best way (I can think of) to stop people from accusing us as bad employers, claimed FDWs treated like slaves, didn’t try to give FDWs a better life in Spore and allow more perks. I hope expats living short-term in Spore, do not continue to spoil the Sg FDW market by offering unrealistic high salary and terms. Hope MOM will tax you more since you felt FDWs are too lowly paid and you have money nowhere to dump. Otherwise, ban all expatriates ie those holding work permits from employing FDWs.
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What FDW shouldn't do:
5 Apr - Unsound Myanmar maid making a scene. Was fired for hopping onto strangers' vehicle to enjoy air-con.
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Source: Water tank FDW – maid murdered by lover
The New Paper, Sunday, Mar 31, 2013
He was asked to demonstrate what he meant by dunking. Bending up and down at the waist, witness Md Repon Mostafa, 30, showed the court how his lover, Ms Ruliyawati, then 30, allegedly tried to drown herself by dunking her head repeatedly in the water.
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15 Mar - Decided to create this page and paste postings (scroll down) that I've read related to bad maids, cheater, maid who was supposed to be blacklisted by MOM or reported to police due to bad conduct/illegal acts.
MOM obviously didn't do any blacklisting because to MOM and activists, being a bad FDW, wrongly accusing employer, a cheater or to steal is not as bad as endangering somebody's life. FDW can still be employed and welcome to cause agony to another unfortunate Spore family. Employers are not allowed to post the cheater or bad maids’ Work Permit number, full names to warn others. MOM and activists just want to maintain the good images of FDWs, make them look good while we are evil!
People like to give FDWs chances to cause problems here. Activists and MOM don’t believe maids are capable of causing harm or are such scheming women. Activists felt FDWs had no choice, forced to be bad, under too much stress or felt no big deal to take ‘revenge on employers’. There isn’t any report of bad maids being properly dealt with by law nor any reporter blowing up bad conduct maids constantly and alerting other FDW’s employers. It doesn't pay to be a kind and honest employer. You simply can't tell the truth and cause your bad maid to be stucked and can't be transferred out.
Will I live to see a day whereby
For your info, most maids know that they must come
Take a fresh Filipino starting pay of S$500 + $170 discounted levy, employer paid $670 per month, excluding other live-in costs. This is comparable to what HK employers are paying for experienced maids, painfully trained by us.
I paid FDW based on market rate. I ensure she has 3 main meals and at least 8 hours rest. FDW has to take care of herself like an adult, responsible for her own actions/wilfulness and DO NOT EXPECT ME give in to her unreasonable demands in the name of ‘treating her human or upholding human rights (plain excuse)’.
I learnt not to empathize with maids and not to dish out any goodies for a maid who hasn’t prove herself as a good helper – probation period. As a working mother, I respect FDWs who worked hard for money in a honest and dignified manner. We work in our companies and abide the company’s employment terms. If unhappy, we resign and go for greener pasture. We don't make our companies 'clean up' for us. FDWs can job hop too but not in an immature and irresponsible manner, causing financial losses or harm to the employer/other family member. If you’ve a good helper, show her appreciation or rewards for a job well done. People liked to be praised and rewarded, don’t you?
I hope by highlighting more employers’ bad experiences, more people will be awakened and come to realize we’re not exaggerating, poor quality maids are gettiing too common, maids of extremely bad conduct have been encouraged by MOM to stay in Spore due to MOM’s pro-maid and pro-agency policies.
If you’ve a blog or have the means to help FDWs’ employer, please open your heart and help us. Don’t let Singaporeans be so unfairly treated like ATM machines. We too are humans; we’re vulnerable but are we treated equally? Just because we are not Expatriates, loaded with cash and able to offer ‘abnormal pay package’ so we’ve to be treated in such manner …. as a form of punishment or penalised to be a Sporean who is not wealthy?
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Lessons learnt :
1. Be very alert all the time, even maids with >6 years of service. Even when they go on off-days. Keep alert things that gets into your house, as they could be thieves collection of the day! I always lock my room when we're out & explain it's best for both parties. I don't hv valuables in my common areas. We suspect a syndicate working to sell off items. They cld be pros, converting monies & valuables to sth non-identifiable & non-decript that you can't identify. NO EVIDENCE TO CHARGE!
2. Do not spoil maids by giving extras, or worse use them in diff households. It's illegal & it'll come back & haunt.
3. Stand firm, do not be taken in by sob stories! We lost a couple more maids previously with promises to return on two-way tickets bcos husband died, mother gravely ill & lost loads of agency fees & advance loans by these FDW ruse! I've been gullible, now I'll not give away misplaced compassion bcos no one will feel sorry & help me pay for my mistaken compassions!
4. I learnt not to budge & will not take maids who insist on off-days & hdp, even when I offer compensated rest-days. My family is small & simple. Weekends, we bring kids out & FDW comes along with paid meals.
5. MOM let slip after 2nd e'yer filed blacklist. How can we not be constantly on guard against harm to our families. Those who are too busy to notice or slack, just waiting for similar detergent down child's throat incident to happen.
6. As Spore pop ages, can't imagine how embolden FDW hv more chances to do things on the sly, right b4 their cataract eyes, swifter limbs in action than then slow reaction of our seniors, etc etc.
7. Report straight away if a maid is found to hv committed a crime. Our society has become very complex, sympathizing that you do not cut off their livelihoods means ano possible opportunity for FDW to steal, harm & enjoy life @ e'yer's expenses.
8. I'm reasonably phobic abt FDW off-days bcos I see big crowds of FDW (maids & Indian construction workers) at our MRTs, Sentosa in sweet embraces, etc. I can't imagine them passing diseases to our kids esp one of my young Indo maid drank my children's milk & stole their yogurt!
In short, our quality of life is gone. How is the govt to help us provide good help at home so that mothers can contribute to economy? How to encourage people to marry & pro-create when my single friends see us struggle with FDW stresses?
FDW's name : Tri Hapsaxx Wulandaxx
WP No : 0 XXXX923-
DOB. : 20 Nov 1978
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1. I checked all new maids belongings in their presence & this maid sent shivers of worries with her jewelry receipts value btwn $350 to $800 & actual gold articles were present in her bags, some Shanghai Tang, Arthur Yens, etc branded clothes, claiming her previous employers gave them. Got her to list all her valuables on entry to my home & instructed tt she not bring any items into my home unless bought with her salary nor is she to carry any of my items out. She wrote them, I left it on the table being distracted my kids, and it disappeared in minutes! She denied. (alarm set off in my mind)
2. She goes out in big bags & did came back with new items "given by sister" - classy clothes, gold shoes, packets of medications She claimed are for her pimples & slimming pills (all Bahasa descriptions). Btw, the last couple of days before repatriation, I started having giddiness & diahorea not knowing why, but noticed that week she never ate lunch claiming not feeling well, but caught sight of her munching on the quiet. Alarms again.
3. Her greed, selfishness & meanness came thro when we noticed our Australian milo was in its 4th tin in 6 weeks (remember her hunger presence?), tissue boxes all used up & toilet paper blamed it on my kids' wastage. She'll keep my herbal soup aside for herself, salmon fish, etc, etc. Her eyes is always scanning around when we're out shopping, etc... All the maids she meets - our condo, SIL, friends', etc - she starts initiating chats & we noticed they were all so engaged & attentive, even tho she was whispering!
4. Frequent excuses, same aim to get out of employment. In one effort to give excuses, she slipped by saying she was wrongly accused by her ex-employer for stealing & showed me an sms. I made a mental record of the ex- hdp no & contacted the day before repatriating her.
5. Upon asking how she came to have so much jewelry & yet hv $5,000 to build house, she claimed her first e'yer gave her the money. Strong alarms....
Lo & behold! The ex- crfmed the accusation of theft which was translated to a police report & MOM, but she still slip thro to my employment! The police came to question & I sent her straight to airport &
More shock :
1. Her very 1st e'yer, revealed that she suffered stress after renewing contract & gave off-days. She certainly did not compensate her except for a small sum & that she is not suitable to work as FDW in Spore. She deceived, lied, stole, changed attitude,etc. Problem was this e'yer cld hv relieved future e'yers fr employing her, but she did not report her. There is a reason - this FDW cared for cancer stricken father, then mentally ill brother after father's demise. Whilst caring for bro, FDW was paid EXTRA bit to clean ano bros' house. Btw, apparently whilst FDW came back Spore to work for 2nd e'yer, in the 1st week, she went to 1st e'yer's block & contacted her wanting to return. 1st e'yer had to change door locks, terminate phone, etc.
2. I was told she has a Malay b'frd. Btw, this lady is awlfully older than 34 years old, with very, very long balding hair patches & lots of pimples.
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last year i had same experience (a
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Source: Tamarind's blog
I regularly read yr blog for updates & had even venture to take a maid thro one of yr contributors. In fact, I found out she has more than 2 hdp, access to laptop & posses fbk accounts! I shld hv known better.
I had meant to share my recent ordeal, but so hard to be very discreet so as not to alert the perpetrator(s), yet hopefully help other employers identify any similar activities, to report or send their maids off, never to inflict any obvious or subtle stresses & sufferings to innocent families by reporting to MOM.
I took a transfer maid who wanted off-days & high salary, coming back thro Batam. I agreed only to pay her according to market practice when she arrives (that happened in Dec 2012). We gave her only once a week, and that she has to start a POSB account for clear accounting purposes.
She started off quite easy for 1st week with light work to adjust herself in. She was to wash our work clothes by-hand & I put other laundry myself. She did some laundry, hence deceived us in believing she has no problem, but kept asking me the operation of my washer. That was when I found 2 weeks' laundry piled up. I began to noticed all the half-baked household cores - creased ironing, altho we're a small 3 pax family, she'll be in the ironing room from 10am till 4pm (breaking for lunch). I then discovered she had been hiding her hdp, pretending to iron whenever I peeped in.
Our maid went off hurriedly for her first rest-day, even when my hubby told her to wait for me to check her bag. She took a big bulgy bag. I gave her an extra CNY day-off, instructing that she should leave the house togather after breakfast, going on her own way whilst we head for church. I woke up to a shock when she just left the house whilst we're still asleep & the door unlocked!
When she returned & upon being queried, she started her "I want to go home" ruse in a variety of excuses for the next 5-6 weeks to come! e.g. Her contractor is asking for more money & stall her home building; the contractor will harm her mother if she don't return; her daughter needs to register University & need her bio data & signature, her daughter wants her to go with her to Bali school excursion; last week was "my daughter has very high fever & needs the doctor". She couldn't moved us in any way, but I asked her which story was the truth, and that she should be responsible to complete at least a year's work commitment, but each time she would keep her cool & came up with other ruse.
As her attitude & behaviour had sent several signals to add to my other suspicions, we began to plan for her repatriation.
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Source: Tamarind's blog
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Source: Maid flees, 10-month-old baby left alone in the house, February 18, 2013
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Source: Maid caught napping in master bedroom
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I hired a filipino fresh maid at the end of year 2012. After working 2.5 days and barely done any works, she claimed to be home sick and asked to be sent home. Her family sent money to return agency. But no compensation for me from maid. Agency only agreed to replace another maid free of charge as it was maid's fault for terminating the contract.
Now, I have just hired a filipino maid with 5 yrs experience in
After the night before when I sat down and talked to her to highlight on her job performance and on areas which I would like to see improvements, she rang agency to complain about me to a filipino agent instead of the one who handle her case. Rattled about how demanding I was, having to mop the floor a few times a day. Works never ending.
I asked if work is never ending, how come she has time to chat on hp and get on facebook, even has the cheek to add me as a friend.
Many times, laundry were badly ironed, not fold till 2 days. Floor not sweep properly.
She make this remark when I commented that her hygiene and cleaniness level is below my average expectation - 'Singaporeans all like to be cleaned'
Yesterday, my agent has a harsh conversation with her. I even asked her, you mean ex employer do not expects you to sweep and mop the floor, clean up after cooking?
You mean in
I said wow.. your house must be dirty. No wonder you mentioned that ex employer complained about cockroaches, ants and even rats.
Complained that I compared her with ex Indo maid whose salary is lower yet was doing a even proper job than her, whom have 5 yrs experience. Did I say anything wrong in this case?
It's like this maid is telling me as her employer, you just pay salary to me, let me do what I want, listen to me. I can go out early on off day and return home late. Don't complain that I am not clean as I have done my best. Don't ask me to clean too many times as even how many times I clean, the house will still be dirty.
I really wondered why they bothered to come to work at all. They think Singaporeans or employers are stupid?
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Source: Filipino maid - the seducer, March 10, 2012
Winter: I must honestly say I don't like to see my FDW wearing revealing clothes, in spagetti top or extremely short pants, appearing in my eyes. Other people's FDW, I don't care but mine cannot wear such clothes. She can go and change in a public toilet during off days but if she wants to appear in mine or family's eyes, she has to pretend decent and conservative.
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Source: Indonesian maid did this to 3 month old baby, Oct, 2012
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Source: Maid smoked in front of baby,
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Source: 3 day into job, Maid stole
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Source: Maid stole, lied about beating by employer, August 2012,
Source: One off day to be a woman - needy FDW, August 15, 2012, by Kirsten
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Read: Man, a maid's desire
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Source: Maid's sex diary
Source: Treated well but maid stole
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Source: Filipina need companionship, March 10, 2012
Winter: If any employer tries to report to maid's hubby about her infidelity, I believe modern FDWs will shoot their employers claiming they are human and have the rights to satisfy their desires, regardless whether she is married with a living husband.
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Source: Maid dumped dementia and ran away, Jan 2012
Source: Maid frames employer's mother for abuse, December 15, 2011
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Source: 2 weeks into job, Maid stole and ran
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Source: The live-in filipino house thief July 2011
My maid denied immediately that she did not steal her money, my babysitter told her that all human make mistakes, but my maid insisted she did not take the money.
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Source: Tuberculosis – Indonesian maid, July 28, 2011
The maid she had hired to help look after her grandchildren had passed all the necessary checks and procedures, including a medical examination as required by the Ministry of Manpower.
Winter: Are maids here to work or to be cured? The real motive is to get free medical.
What’s wrong with our system?
Read: MOM's reply on health screening for Maids
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Source: A complacent maid, April 28, 2011
Source: Maid, the abuser was caught on CCTV, March 2011
Source: Firing a sneaky maid, 2009
A dumb maid can still give chance and be trained.
A bad and sneaky maid by nature, has to go
Source: Where's The Safeguard Against Cleverly Abusive Maids?
The contributor of the video said this actually happened to the child of his sister's friend.
The case in the video happened in Malaysia in 2007, and the maid was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment. In the video, the maid was seen kicking, dragging and stomping on the crying child, while apparently feeding another.
After the video was posted, my paper conducted a poll which found that 15 of 20 young parents do not trust domestic workers enough to leave their children alone with them.
Source: Maid used family flat as brothel, 2009Madam Arumugam Susie, 62, a hospital clerk, claimed that her checks showed that her maid, 24, had been using her four-room HDB flat in Moulmein as a 'brothel' of sorts.
The New Paper on Sunday recently reported on maids in Bukit Batok who provide sexual favours for a fee. It struck a painful chord with Madam Arumugam, the mother of a 12-year-old girl, when she discovered about three weeks ago that her maid - whom she had treated 'like my daughter'- had betrayed her trust.
After being alerted by the tenant, who has been living there since last November, Madam Arumugam told the maid to clean under the bed in front of her. Under the bed was a used condom and a torn condom wrapper, which the maid tried to slip into her pocket. But her sharp-eyed employer caught her.
'When I saw the used condom, I felt like vomiting,' said Madam Arumugam, who has employed the Indian maid for four years. When her husband, Mr SGurunathan, 61, self-employed, questioned the maid, she admitted she had bought the condoms.
The maid also allegedly admitted that about three to four men, all Indian nationals in the construction line, had visited the flat and paid her $20 to $30 for sex each time. The trysts supposedly happened during the day while the couple and their daughter were out. Madam Arumugam said: 'What if my daughter had come home early from school one day and found them naked? Would they have harmed her to silence her?'
Madam Arumugam said she treated the maid from Tamil Nadu in India very well. Apart from a monthly salary of $340, she bought the maid a $200 gold chain and took her on family vacations to Malaysia about twice a year. The maid was always polite and well-behaved, so she never suspected her of any wrongdoing.
Madam Arumugam said: 'I was heartbroken. I trusted her. How could she use my home to prostitute herself?'
Source: Non-responsive maid, 2008
Lazy maid, pretend to be 'dead'.
MOM and activists should give FDW a chance to be nominated for Best Actress Award.
Source: Maid from Nation, 2008
Source: Recycled bad maid 2007