Domestic Helpers

Maid told by employer to clean house roof too? — Netizen shares video, says ‘this is not helper job, dont follow your boss…’

A video of a maid in Singapore sitting on a roof has made online netizens speculate whether her employer made her do roof work. While some assumed she was instructed to do so, others were more open to a...

Maid says she wants to leave her employers because her “madam and ahma” keep fighting and she can’t manage them

A maid took to social media complaining about the emotional stress she faced because her female employer and her employer's mother were always fighting. In a post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the helper wrote that...

Maid says after working 3 months for her current employer, she wants to be transferred elsewhere

A foreign domestic helper took to social media asking for help after she decided that she wanted to be transferred from her current employers. In her post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid asked two...

Maid says she worked an extra Sunday but when she asked for payment, her employers said their relationship should be based on give and...

A maid took to social media wanting to know if she should be paid for the extra Sunday she worked when her employers were overseas. In a post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid...

Maid reveals that many helpers want live-out jobs, but one friend of hers says the commute is exhausting

A maid took to social media to talk about the pros and cons of a live-out arrangement. This means that the helper would go to work like any other employee, complete tasks, and then go home to their rented...

Maid says when she asked for transfer because her employer makes her cook 3 times a day and for parties of over 30 people,...

A foreign domestic worker held to ransom by her employer took to social media asking others for help and advice. In a post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the helper said that she had been working...

Maid says her employer going away for 2-week holiday didn’t pay her salary, give her food allowance and money for medical checkup

A maid took to social media complaining that her employer was going on holiday for two weeks but did not pay her salary or give her any money for food. In a post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working...

Maid who paid 3 months of her salary to her agency asks if she has to fork out another 2 months’ salary should she...

A foreign domestic helper who had three months of her salary deducted asked if she had to have another salary deduction should she change employer. In a post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid asked:...

Maid says her employer makes her buy her own flight ticket to go with them on holiday overseas to take care their kids &...

A foreign domestic helper took to social media complaining about the treatment that a friend of hers – also a maid – was subject to. In an anonymous post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid...

Maid steals $200 from employer and stays out at night with her boyfriend; employer doesn’t want to fund her flight ticket back

An employer of a domestic worker took to social media asking if she needed to pay for her maid’s flight ticket back if the latter misbehaved. In an anonymous post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the...
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