SINGAPORE: An employer who flew her maid in from another country only to deem her unsuitable wanted to know how she could proceed next.
In an anonymous post to a support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, a woman said she brought in her maid without an agent. Though she did not specify how long the maid worked for her, she wrote that the helper did not seem suitable.
“Asking a question, if you bring in a direct helper without agency and she does not seem suitable”, she wrote. The woman wanted to know if she should transfer her maid to another employer or send her back to her home country.
“Do we send her back to her country or transfer? If sending her back, do we need to pay fr her ticket?” she asked.
Last month, a frustrated employer wanted help deciding whether to extend her maid’s contract.The employer wrote that her helper had been with the family for almost 2 years but had still not gotten the daily routine down to memory. In an anonymous post to a support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, the woman said that she could not make up her mind as to whether or not she wanted to extend her maid’s contract.
The woman wrote that her maid was good at cooking for both the adults and the children. She also said her helper was good at cleaning as long as directions were given.