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Experienced Transfer maid sought.

Post by hookedtothenet » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 7:13 pm

My wife and I are Expats(Australian/British) looking for an experienced Transfer maid in Singapore.


IF you know of anyone suitable please PM or Email me.


We have two children (18mth and 7yrs), so they will have to be good with kids, trustworthy, uses common sense, good at cooking and cleaning. Like Dogs and cats.
We will pay the going rate plus a monthly bonus if we are happy with the Maid.
We will always treat the maid with great respect, and as such wish to be treated the same.


Please don't waste our time if you don't meet all the requirements. Thankyou.


Please forward Biodata with photo etc for appraisal.


Interview will take place early Dec.


We have now found a fantastic maid.
Thanks to those who PMed recommendations.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 7:29 pm

So... pardon for wasting your 'valuable time'. What 'requirements' are you talking about when it would appear that your post is oriented towards not maids, but those who might be recommending.

Sheesh, I know of good candidates, I might not want to send them your way because of the attitude I perceive.

And why the hell do you need a photo? Ugly cooks and cleans just as good as pretty.

Cheers... and thanks for reading!

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Post by hookedtothenet » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 9:33 am

Strong Eagle wrote:So... pardon for wasting your 'valuable time'. What 'requirements' are you talking about when it would appear that your post is oriented towards not maids, but those who might be recommending.

Sheesh, I know of good candidates, I might not want to send them your way because of the attitude I perceive.

And why the hell do you need a photo? Ugly cooks and cleans just as good as pretty.

Cheers... and thanks for reading!
Who said I am looking for a pretty maid, I didn't!
I am asking for no more than the agencies provide and don't see what your problem is with my attitude.

Just because I am straight talking and want to get to the point I get criticised.

If you don't wish to put anyone forward, then that's fine, but why do you feel it necessary to criticise my post?

Email and posts can be misinterpreted and frequently are, all I want is to ask advice or seek recommendations from other forum members.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 1:35 pm

hookedtothenet wrote:
Who said I am looking for a pretty maid, I didn't!
I am asking for no more than the agencies provide and don't see what your problem is with my attitude.
As you are coming from Australia, I am not sure of the anti-discrimination laws down there, but were SE comes from (and myself) there are laws against providing any information that can be used to discriminate against a person. Photos are a good one as it allows one to be prejudged on race, gender & looks, none of which are relevant to most positions. Actually, now that I think about it, none of the three are relevant in this case either except that the Gov't here will not allow you to hire a male domestic (male nurse can though if qualified).

So, you may well be able to see where we are coming from. Your admonishment to "Please don't waste our time if you don't meet all the requirements" Doesn't fly either. Have you ever lost a job to somebody else? Why did you apply then? You obviously did not meet all the prospective employers requirements. :wink:

You might want to go back and reread your original post to see what we are talking about. It's hard enough not to step on toes with only the written word and emoticons to use. I know! I'm always sticking my foot in it! :oops:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by hookedtothenet » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 2:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
hookedtothenet wrote:
Who said I am looking for a pretty maid, I didn't!
I am asking for no more than the agencies provide and don't see what your problem is with my attitude.
As you are coming from Australia, I am not sure of the anti-discrimination laws down there, but were SE comes from (and myself) there are laws against providing any information that can be used to discriminate against a person. Photos are a good one as it allows one to be prejudged on race, gender & looks, none of which are relevant to most positions. Actually, now that I think about it, none of the three are relevant in this case either except that the Gov't here will not allow you to hire a male domestic (male nurse can though if qualified).

So, you may well be able to see where we are coming from. Your admonishment to "Please don't waste our time if you don't meet all the requirements" Doesn't fly either. Have you ever lost a job to somebody else? Why did you apply then? You obviously did not meet all the prospective employers requirements. :wink:

You might want to go back and reread your original post to see what we are talking about. It's hard enough not to step on toes with only the written word and emoticons to use. I know! I'm always sticking my foot in it! :oops:
Hi Sundaymorningstaple,

Thanks for your reply.

I maybe a little misguided in the way I placed this request to find a good candidate, but in truth after having trolled through all the online agencies and the biodata/photo's etc I was just seeking candidates with similar declared info.
My statement of "Please don't waste our time if you don't meet all the requirements" does sound a little harsh, and should of been worded differently I agree, however they are our requirements.
Maybe they are unrealistic, only time will tell, but I have in the past posted things up in forums before(Not here) and have been inundated with time wasters or agents.

All that said,Please feel free to delete this thread if you don't feel it appropriate. I don't mind.

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Post by amiee40 » Thu, 20 Nov 2008 4:23 pm

Hooktothenet

Have you made any progress with looking for a transfer maid? If so, which agency?

I know what you mean with maid agencies. When you ask them for specific requirements, they tend to ignore it and recommend someone that is no where near to what you have asked for. You try to be polite and inform them that they are not suitable and once again list your requirements but once again....frustrating!!

A good example, i asked for a transfer maid with more than 3-4 yrs experience in Singapore, i get emailed biodata of new maids still in Indonesia. I replied to say that they are not suitable, the agency wants to call me to discuss. Luckily i didn't give them my contact number.

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Post by hookedtothenet » Thu, 20 Nov 2008 8:17 pm

amiee40 wrote:Hooktothenet

Have you made any progress with looking for a transfer maid? If so, which agency?

I know what you mean with maid agencies. When you ask them for specific requirements, they tend to ignore it and recommend someone that is no where near to what you have asked for. You try to be polite and inform them that they are not suitable and once again list your requirements but once again....frustrating!!

A good example, i asked for a transfer maid with more than 3-4 yrs experience in Singapore, i get emailed biodata of new maids still in Indonesia. I replied to say that they are not suitable, the agency wants to call me to discuss. Luckily i didn't give them my contact number.
Hi amiee40,

Yes, it is frustrating isn't it.

Well I have had one lead PMed throuugh to me from this board, so I am following up on that. I am also talking with one helpful maid agency that seem to be more up front than most.

Good luck with your search, I think we will both need a little ;)

Cheers Hookedtothenet.
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Post by Callalily » Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:50 pm

Hi Hook...

agencies tend to throw at you everything they have. You need to select. There is a good website called netmaid (SMS, don't shoot me!). You can enter your requirements and view the profiles. Interview as many as needed until you find the right one. Recommended helpers don't necessarily work out. It is better to interview and persevere until you find the right helper. That's what we did. Started with a bad recommended helper, and we have now a fabby one through an agency. make sure you prepare your questions well.
Good luck

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Nov 2008 12:03 am

Callalily,

Why would I shoot you? Do you have a vesting interest in the business? I think, if you look, you can find the links to Netmaid on my links page below in my signature along with tons of other good links for new expats. :wink:

There's a big difference between recommending and advertising or soliciting. We love recommendations.......
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by hookedtothenet » Fri, 21 Nov 2008 9:12 am

Callalily wrote:Hi Hook...

agencies tend to throw at you everything they have. You need to select. There is a good website called netmaid (SMS, don't shoot me!). You can enter your requirements and view the profiles. Interview as many as needed until you find the right one. Recommended helpers don't necessarily work out. It is better to interview and persevere until you find the right helper. That's what we did. Started with a bad recommended helper, and we have now a fabby one through an agency. make sure you prepare your questions well.
Good luck
Thanks for your advice Callalily.
I have seen the Netmaid site and will take on board what you have said.

Cheers Hookedtothenet.

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Post by hookedtothenet » Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:28 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Callalily,

Why would I shoot you? Do you have a vesting interest in the business? I think, if you look, you can find the links to Netmaid on my links page below in my signature along with tons of other good links for new expats. :wink:

There's a big difference between recommending and advertising or soliciting. We love recommendations.......
Sundaymorningstaple,

I never noticed your Signature until now. Very useful resource.
Thankyou.

Cheers Hookedtothenet

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Nov 2008 1:16 pm

Thanks, I'm not all fire & brimstone although some may beg to differ. It's just my way of giving something back.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Maid agency discrimination.

Post by amiee40 » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 8:12 pm

Being an asian expat doesn't help at all. One particular agency, i am not going to mention their name on this post. They didn't want to deal with me because all their maids want to work for expats. I can't believe how judgemental the agency owner and the maids are.

I replied that i am from Australia. Still no response from that agency. They just lost a potential client.

What is the difference between an asian expat and a non-asian expat? After all we are all just potential employers, so we should be treated equally.

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Re: Maid agency discrimination.

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 10:55 pm

amiee40 wrote:
What is the difference between an asian expat and a non-asian expat? After all we are all just potential employers, so we should be treated equally.
Without wanting to stereotyping, the odds of getting a "cushier" posting and a decent salary and being treated like an employee as opposed to being treated like a piece of chattel is greater with a western expat than it is when working for an "asian" expat. This is obviously not 100% true but I have to admit, the odds are in a maids favour of decent treatment with a western expat.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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