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Post by 5363767 » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 3:06 pm

hi Samantha and Familyof5,

I've checked SG manpower, they asked for 500SGD for agency fee. This is pretty high!!! Normally, angent charges less than 400 only. Furthermore, compraring with other company, they are pretty small scale agent.

P.S. i did not met the gentleman you mentioned.

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Post by aceexec » Sat, 03 May 2008 2:13 pm

i have used this agency and did not like them!
they brought the girls to my house for me to interview, and while i was interviewing them he used our garden as "photo shoot" while i was interviewing.
I knew this as a few days later alll the maid photos were posted on his site with my garden as background!!!
i took a maid from him but she did not work out. after one week requesting 'advance of salary' then asking more off day (she got 2x month off) in the end i got so sick of her whinning that i sent her back.
Desmond had the cheek to say to me "you look expat but treat your maids like Chinese do"
guess he means i wasnt so guilable to fall for the maids lies and grumpy attitude.

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Post by chixchix » Sat, 03 May 2008 4:44 pm

For me $ 500 is cheap. I am looking for North Indian maids..and the agency fees is always $ 950
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Re: A good Helper

Post by Iskandar » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 9:09 am

Karen Orde wrote: I wish somehow we have a way or a system to weed out these helpers who are constantly shopping for empolyers at their current employer's expense. :(
or moonlighting at your expense :evil:

At times it is better to use non live in maids. At least they are the companies' problem and not mine. I use CleanIn 67288611. MY good friend uses Amahs On Wheels 68372708. Now we are trying to compare to find out which are better as both have pros and cons.

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Post by jac12 » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 6:39 pm

Iskandar,

Just keen to know what do you pay per hour for a non live-in maid? Also do you have to give them a certain number of hours work per week or can you hire them casually?

Thanks

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Post by Jeppo » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 9:19 am

Most part-time maids will get between $10-$15/hr although how much they get and the agency gets I don't know. The agencies also usually require a minimum of 3 hours per visit so twice a week=6 hours. If you go privately (ie. without the agency) you may get a better deal.

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Post by Iskandar » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:23 am

jac12 wrote:Iskandar,
Just keen to know what do you pay per hour for a non live-in maid? Also do you have to give them a certain number of hours work per week or can you hire them casually?
I pay 300 for my 3 bedroom apartments. they come 4 times a month, group of 5 ladies. They do not go by hour but I had an agreement with them on what are the things to be done. Extras they do for me without complaints, like folding my clothes, ironing extras when I travel etc. They treat me like their a kid I think :oops: :oops: Sometimes nag at me for eating junk food.

The good part is that they speak very good English and they finish their jobs in less than an hour. I must say that they are exceptionally professional.

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