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firing a FDW

Post by momeen » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 6:53 pm

hi!
i need to know what steps are involved if i want to fire my FDW.
and i got her through a transfer from another expat family(who were very eager fo me to hire her mmmm).
so what do i do? plus she can't leave the country cos she's involved in a case. someone tried to take advantage of her last yr. so what do i do?
plz help.

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Post by taxico » Sat, 18 Oct 2008 7:54 am

i understand you go the agent, tell the agent, buy the air ticket, break the news to the house help and fetch her to the airport.

some singaporeans don't break the news to the help until the day she's due to leave; this prevents them from running away (and forfeiting the bond).

there could be some steps i've omitted, but heck, that's what i know...

p/s: i wouldn't care about the case unless there's a court order preventing her from leaving singapore.

coz she'd probably have given her statement to the police already so the judge can deliberate without her presence.

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 18 Oct 2008 8:04 am

I think there is just way too much going on for us to really give you advice momeen. I think you should gather all your paperwork together on her, bring a good book and go down to MOM. Take a number and speak to a real, live person there. This situation is complicated.

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Post by cbavasi » Sat, 18 Oct 2008 8:08 am

it's all relatively straight forward if you do not want to go through the agent -

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... ation.html

also do not forget to cancel the insurance and bond.

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 18 Oct 2008 8:19 am

Yes, but then she has to leave within a few days and she can't because of a 'case' that's pending....

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Post by taxico » Sat, 18 Oct 2008 8:28 am

i don't think that case will matter too much unless she's forbidden to leave the country by the court.

the prosecution office/police probably told her to stick around for their convenience.

at least, i hope that's what it is, coz i've heard of house helps leaving the country with such "pending cases."

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Post by cbavasi » Sat, 18 Oct 2008 2:51 pm

i agree with visiting the MOM in person. i did that when figuring out how to bring my old helper with me and they were super helpful - gave me absolutely all the information i needed and the processing went through no problem. if you go first thing in the morning when they open you'll be in and out really quickly.

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Post by Jeppo » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 9:10 am

Contact the maid's embassy and see what they say. I know the Indonesian embassy has plenty of maids (usually around 50) staying there while waiting for cases to come up and will let her stay there until it's finished. The other embassies should have similar facilities.

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Post by road.not.taken » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 2:42 pm

I can't speak for all embassies, but the things the Philippine embassy says to it's own citizens is shameful. They are treated like chattel by their own country.

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