Maids in Singapore, Is there Really an Age Limit??

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Maids in Singapore, Is there Really an Age Limit??

Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 09 May 2006 2:36 pm

OK, truth be told -- I have my reasons for wanting to get rid of our helper. It's not really anyone's fault (hers!), it's not anything she did,( called my daughter 'fat', almost killed our westie, sings off key all day, is deaf, lacks discretion, is openly racist, screeches 'ma'am what you cook!!! everytime I walk into the kitchen, is not a great cleaner, might be illiterate, puts toilet paper under the kitchen sink, is kind of a slob, irons underwear, ) but I don't want to fire her, because she is honest and a good soul and at 52, she'll surely be sent home to the Phillipines.

Here's my question, her contract is up in February, is there anyway her work permit will be renewed? The MOM website clearly states 50 as the age limit...

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Post by Loops » Tue, 09 May 2006 4:22 pm

she sounds perfect, what do you want to get rid of her for :D

are you hoping they'll say 'no' to her renewal? You could always tip them off beforehand.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 09 May 2006 4:26 pm

Loops wrote:she sounds perfect, what do you want to get rid of her for :D

are you hoping they'll say 'no' to her renewal? You could always tip them off beforehand.
Yes, I hope they say 'no' but I also hope she's not planning on staying longer. I hope she knows that the jig is up becasue the age limit is 50. She just may be clueless enough not to know.

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Post by k1w1 » Wed, 10 May 2006 2:18 pm

Oh, so many questions! Ironing underwear? Nearly killed your dog? You are going to live with her till February?

In your shoes, I would tell her that while I am happy and see no reason to cancel her permit, it's the gahmen and they say that she has to go home.

That way, maybe she won't steal your undies before she goes home as revenge.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 2:24 pm

k1w1 wrote:Oh, so many questions! Ironing underwear? Nearly killed your dog? You are going to live with her till February?

In your shoes, I would tell her that while I am happy and see no reason to cancel her permit, it's the gahmen and they say that she has to go home.

That way, maybe she won't steal your undies before she goes home as revenge.
That's pretty much my plan. If I fired her now I think she'd be sent home right away and I'd have someone brand new here all summer alone. No good. I want to give her a chance to save as much $$ as possible (who am I kidding) before Feb.

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Post by brifusg » Wed, 10 May 2006 7:03 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
I also hope she's not planning on staying longer.
Why don't you just show her that you have much higher expectation on her? If she is tired or not be able to make it, surely she doesn't want to stay any longer.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 7:19 pm

It's not really about my expectations, it's just a very bad, awkward fit. She's a good enough cleaner -- it's all the intangibles that just fall apart. It'll be fine till February.

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Re: Maids in Singapore, Is there Really an Age Limit??

Post by Vaucluse » Wed, 10 May 2006 9:57 pm

[quote="Mary Hatch Bailey"]OK, truth be told -- I have my reasons for wanting to get rid of our helper. It's not really anyone's fault (hers!), it's not anything she did,( called my daughter 'fat', almost killed our westie, sings off key all day, is deaf, lacks discretion, is openly racist, screeches 'ma'am what you cook!!! everytime I walk into the kitchen, is not a great cleaner, might be illiterate, puts toilet paper under the kitchen sink, is kind of a slob, irons underwear, ) but I don't want to fire her, because she is honest and a good soul and at 52, she'll surely be sent home to the Phillipines.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I guess the important question is does she wear your underwear before or after she irons it?
Important because if before - and she would do so commando of course - then you'd have her cudies stuck in the fabric. If after then you'd hope they's be burned off.
In any case, just check your undies carefully before wearing them from now on.

Happy to oblige, ma'am!


(Yes, nothing better to do - lying on the bed, Mrs 'Cluse is dead to the world next to me after a 'great' TripleM day, the GRINGE!!! (not grinch) blissfully asleep in her room, the niece studying for exams and will no be getting the spare room ready for my bro to come here next week for an operation.)

Asde from that doing lots of work-related e-mails. I do remember not being self-employed . . . and having a life.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 10 May 2006 9:59 pm

Enjoy it. You know it's just a matter of time before the Sugared Honey Iced Tea hits the fan....

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Post by Vaucluse » Wed, 10 May 2006 10:08 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Enjoy it. You know it's just a matter of time before the Sugared Honey Iced Tea hits the fan....


#-o not you too, Mary . . . . my turn with an antonym, acronym or porcupyn: TISIHTG
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