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What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby freddiewong » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 1:14 am

Was wondering what do Singaporeans think about their maids? Am conducting a study to see this.

http://goo.gl/forms/LrBkg4PSa6

Any reply is appreciated thanks! :D

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Re: What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby nakatago » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 5:22 am

freddiewong wrote:Was wondering what do Singaporeans think about their maids? Am conducting a study to see this.

Any reply is appreciated thanks! :D


You will have to ask them; this is an expat board.

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Re: What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 8:36 am

Besides, the survey (and the OP's message) lacks any context or some more detailed explanation.

For example:
Do you think having a foreign domestic worker is more of a necessity or a privilege? *
[ ] Necessity
[ ] Privilege

It is almost a necessity in Singapore but objectively it is not a necessity at all. It is not a privilege, it is just a service. So none of the options is valid or people may respond with the same answer meaning something very different.

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 9:17 am

A necessary evil for some.
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Re: What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:28 am

More and more are looking for alternatives. Like getting part time housekeepers instead. Just like in the USA. My sister just left me a voicemail seeking tips on how to maintain a clean home :D . She wants to stop hiring live-in maids and do it herself instead.

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Re: What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:34 am

I can tell you from my very own ongoing experience, that having no FDW maid and a kid makes the whole thing 2-3x more expensive. In Singapore at least. We pay ca 2k5 to a local lady for taking care of our son and things like ironing and house cleaning we do by ourselves.

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 2:53 pm

earthfriendly wrote:More and more are looking for alternatives. Like getting part time housekeepers instead. Just like in the USA. My sister just left me a voicemail seeking tips on how to maintain a clean home :D . She wants to stop hiring live-in maids and do it herself instead.


Does the Govt allow professional childcare from non-SEA nations?

Could you get a nanny from Europe for example?
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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 9:16 pm

Barnsley wrote:
Does the Govt allow professional childcare from non-SEA nations?

Could you get a nanny from Europe for example?


On a case by case basis, MOM allows exemptions.

Know HNWI guy who's child's nanny was a British lady.

They do vet to ensure the person is not a relative.

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Re: What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 9:51 pm

x9200 wrote:I can tell you from my very own ongoing experience, that having no FDW maid and a kid makes the whole thing 2-3x more expensive. In Singapore at least. We pay ca 2k5 to a local lady for taking care of our son and things like ironing and house cleaning we do by ourselves.


I assume you're much happier with the care she gives your son then? If not, why not hire a maid?

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Re: What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:09 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:I can tell you from my very own ongoing experience, that having no FDW maid and a kid makes the whole thing 2-3x more expensive. In Singapore at least. We pay ca 2k5 to a local lady for taking care of our son and things like ironing and house cleaning we do by ourselves.


I assume you're much happier with the care she gives your son then? If not, why not hire a maid?

Privacy and insufficient space (I am not going to let anybody sleep in a bomb shelter). And yes, we are very happy with that lady. She is a real gem. If not the case, we would probably decide to hire a FDW anyway.

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Re: What do Singaporeans think about their maids

Postby bro75 » Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:30 am

If you are an expat family and both husband and wife are working, then it is hard to manage without an FDW since it will be difficult to get family to help. Child care centres are very expensive for foreigners and the times they operate are not convenient. Many foreign employees in my circle work in shifts.


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