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Part-time maid agencies

Post by honeybee » Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:54 am

I am planning to hire a part-time maid and currently looking into part-time maid agencies. I am debating between A-team Amahs and DomesticOne. I have found somd good remarks about A-team but nothing on DomesticONE. Does anyone have experience with or has heard of any reputations for any of these agencies or other agencies?

Any information would be appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

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Post by Blue Sapphire » Tue, 02 Oct 2007 5:31 pm

Did you ever find out which agency is better?

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Post by RobinHood » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 1:26 am

You could try Hibiscus Housekeeping. They are very friendly and respond to both e-mail and phone enquiries. They also have short-term contracts available and their rates are very reasonable. They often have promotions and discounts for long-term customers. I have used them for 7 months and have absolutely no complaints.

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Post by Blue Sapphire » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 2:58 am

Thanks RobinHood. I've already gotten in touch with A-team and domestic one today. I've decided on domestic one and they start tomorow! Their rates and terms are far more reasonable and make sense. They seem flexible and professional. Can you believe A-team charges you extra for an english speaking maid!!!

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Post by RobinHood » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 2:48 am

Thats unbelievable!

But having said that, in Singapore alot of the blue-collar workers (especially the older ones) have difficulties with English.

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part time maid

Post by virgolee » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:43 am

Hi Blue Sapphire,

would like to you if you have been happy with the domestic one services ?

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Post by Super_Star » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:16 pm

I have a contact that is recommended by word of mouth only and she's very conversant in English. But how much are the charges for a part-timer from these agencies? Do they go by the hour? And is there a fixed number of hours you must have them for a fixed number of days a week?

Thanks for the adivce.

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Re: part time maid

Post by Blue Sapphire » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 1:15 pm

virgolee wrote:Hi Blue Sapphire,

would like to you if you have been happy with the domestic one services ?
Have a maid from them for a few months now and so far so good. I let her come twice a week and she works 4 hours. I pay 11 dollars per hour.

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Post by Blue Sapphire » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 1:24 pm

Super_Star wrote:I have a contact that is recommended by word of mouth only and she's very conversant in English. But how much are the charges for a part-timer from these agencies? Do they go by the hour? And is there a fixed number of hours you must have them for a fixed number of days a week?

Thanks for the adivce.
Part-time agencies can charge from SDG 10+ depending on the agency. Domestic one charges me SDG11 per hour. Minimum 4 hours per day so I pay SDG44. Its flexible to have her come any number of days in a week. I let her come every Tuesday and Friday as that works for me.

I'm quite careful taking maids that are not from an agency. Anything happens who do you report it to? And be aware that its illegal to employ maids that are already employed as full-time maids by people.

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Post by virgolee » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 2:13 pm

Thanks Blue Sapphire for your info. Googled the internet and there are so many agencies and as such not sure which to go for. The best is always by word of mouth.

I am also rather wary of not getting local maids. Do not want to get into trouble with the law.

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Post by Super_Star » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 3:27 pm

Blue Sapphire, thanks for the information. You are have a good point about not taking maids from an agency and the safety reasons for not doing so. However, this contact that I have is a very nice English speaking "auntie" who used to work in Housekeeping a local 5 star hotel.

Anyway, the point you brought up is good to note. Thanks.

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Post by Gilly » Sat, 05 Jan 2008 5:16 pm

Hi there!

Happy new year to you all. We are a newbie couple and may have to move to Singapore very soon (within next 3 months). Therefore we are researching and asking for advice on important aspects so we can decide whether this is a good move and also what the real costs will be to have the same lifestyle as we have in Thailand.

So what's the deal with maids in Singapore? It sounds like it will be more than twice as expensive compared to what we pay in Thailand. And do you have to go through an agency? I read about having to pay a bond in case the maid breaks the law in any way. Is that true? Why do employers have to be held responsible for fully grown adults? This is the only place I have heard of this. Are most of them not trustworthy then?

Could anyone give me the lowdown on how to hire a maid, what's involved (additional costs) etc. I've done quite a few searches but as usual different opinions, views and not sure what is up-to-date fatcs and what isn't.

Many thanks indeed.

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Post by weicanada2008 » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 11:24 pm

Hi Super-Star,

Can you share with me the contact that you have for this part-time maid?
I am looking for a part-time maid to come once per week - every Sat morning or Sun morning. 4 hours.

If you can, much appreciated, thanks!

Cheers!

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Re: Part Time Domestic Helper

Post by rrjan » Tue, 04 Mar 2008 3:07 pm

Hi Super Star,

Could you also kindly recommend your Part Time Domestic Cleaner to me? Urgently looking for a reliable one.


You could email me at rrjan@hotmail.com or sms me at 96831669.

Sincere Thanks,
Jan :)

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Excellent part-time helper available

Post by GKalra » Wed, 05 Mar 2008 9:44 am

Hi all,
If you are looking for a part time cleaner, mine is excellent. :lol: She is a Singaporean in her 50s(very active), cleans very well, irons beautifully, shows initiative and is trustworthy. I often leave her alone at home to clean and iron while i run errands.

She is available for work immediately and her charges are $12/hr.

Reply to gkalra1@hotmail.com if you are interested. :D

Thanks

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