Domestic Helpers

Maid says she wants to end her contract after working for 5 months, asks if she will have to pay a fine

A foreign domestic worker took to social media asking if she could end her employment contract after working for just five months. In her post to Facebook page FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid asked other helpers and...

‘How do you all live with stay-in maids?’ — Netizen asks because ‘our maid getting close with me on my bed when I’m trying...

SINGAPORE — A Reddit user who did not grow up with a maid in their household recently took to r/askSingapore wondering how others, who have stay-in domestic helpers, do it. The Redditor huayi3 wrote on Friday (Dec 30) that...

Maid says she’s usually paid $1K/month, but for December, she only worked 18 days, asks how much she will be paid

A maid took to social media asking how she would be compensated when she only worked 18-and-a-half days in December. In an anonymous post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid wrote that she terminated her...

Employer asks how to tell her maid she has body odour: “Can I buy her deodorant and/or let her know to shower twice a...

An employer who was unsure about how to approach the topic of personal hygiene with her domestic helper took to social media to ask others for advice. In an anonymous post to Facebook page FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum),...

Maid steals ATM card from 75-year-old employer; withdraws S$14,000+ from savings account

SINGAPORE — 29-year-old Huriah, an Indonesian domestic helper, had taken the ATM card of her elderly employer, 75 while cleaning the home. She then sent the card via courier to her friend, Fujirah Febri Jamaryanti, who withdrew S$14,350 from...

Maid who went to visit her sick mother in India tells her employer that she doesn’t want to come back, asks to find a...

A foreign domestic helper who told her employer that she was going on holiday to India to visit her ailing mother suddenly messaged to inform them that she did not want to return. In an anonymous post to Facebook group...

Maid’s family gets Christmas gifts & staycation at 5-star hotel from her employer after their helper hadn’t seen her son for 3 years

SINGAPORE — A little kindness can go a long way, but Ms Chen, a helper's employer, went above and beyond. She invited her helper’s son and sister to a weeklong stay in her home, plus treated them to a...

Maid admits that she married an old man to get his money, says ‘Is cheaper for him to marry than go to a nursing...

SINGAPORE: While we all like to believe that everyone marries for love, one woman, who identifies herself as a “MAID IN SINGAPORE” in her TikTok videos, admitted to marrying an older man for his money. A video she put up...

Maid forced to slap herself repeatedly and say she has ‘no brain’ by her employer, caught on own CCTV camera

Ms Zin Ei Phyu, 25, had been a helper to sixty-three-year-old Ang Poh Geok in late 2020 when the slapping incident occurred. On Oct 6 of that year, Ms Zin allegedly failed to pack some bags in a way...

Maid’s visa does not allow her to go on holiday with the family, employer asks where to leave her

SINGAPORE: An employer took to social media asking what arrangements could be made for her helper when the family went on holiday. In her post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the employer wrote: "Hi all, if...
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Maid says she’s unhappy working for her employer’s mother in Australia, wants to break her contract and come back to Singapore in few months’...

SINGAPORE — A foreign domestic helper working in Singapore for about eight years took to social media complaining about her employer's mother. In a Facebook...

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