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Maid once a week

Postby nicki08 » Thu, 25 Mar 2010 8:56 pm

Hi,

Does anyone have a maid you can recommend?

I am looking for someone to come in for 2 hours a week for some basic cleaning. I live by myself and am fairly neat, so only 2 hrs needed!

Location is fairly central, right near a main rd with frequent buses. Can be flexible with the day.

I'd like a personal recommendation, rather than screening people from scratch. Am looking for someone trustworthy (my last maid was stealing cutlery and teatowels!!)

You can PM me or sms 90033977.

Thanks.

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Re: Maid once a week

Postby x9200 » Thu, 25 Mar 2010 8:59 pm

nicki08 wrote:Does anyone have a maid you can recommend?

I am looking for someone to come in for 2 hours a week for some basic cleaning. I live by myself and am fairly neat, so only 2 hrs needed!

I think it may be difficult to find anybody for less than 4h a week unless of course you pay for 4h :P

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 25 Mar 2010 9:14 pm

you need one of them cleaning services. build a rapport with a particular cleaner with a particular firm and go with that.

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Postby dazzlebabe » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 8:57 am

i use an agency which is very very good. have also recommended them to a few friends. SMS, how can i add them to your list?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 9:16 am

Click the inclusion request on my links page and I'll give it a review and see. If they have a URL please include it. Otherwise I'll need the particulars of the company and contact number/name.

No guarantees though, okay?

I usually wait until I have at least two recommendations as it's much "safer" that way, but I'll have a look-see.

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Postby monaG » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 2:35 pm

I found it hard to find 2 hour cleaning service too. Usually 4 hour is the least.
Instead, I had to switch from 2 hours per week to 4 hours bi-weekly. :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 2:41 pm

I have added a new cleaning service link, courtesy of Dazzlebabe, by the name of Jai Jai Team to my links page. Check their services as well as the services of the other cleaning firms listed there.

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Postby bluenose » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 2:44 pm

try this girl....we used her, she is very good
michelle...90624958 she has a niece who also works adhoc....

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Postby dazzlebabe » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 3:44 pm

By the way, I thought it was a sister company of the drink... Jia Jia liang teh but it actually means House House/Home Home if you pronouce it right :D
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Postby dodgydurian » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 1:21 pm

@bluenose (fellow Canadian??) this thread is over a year old, but is Michelle still available? Still known to be trustworthy? Still at the same phone number?

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 2:51 pm

dodgydurian wrote:@bluenose (fellow Canadian??) this thread is over a year old, but is Michelle still available? Still known to be trustworthy? Still at the same phone number?


dodgydurian .. part timers, except those from registered agencies, are illegal .. I am referring to WP holders who moonlight ..

MOM is doing stringent checks ..

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Postby importantmum2012 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:07 am

ecureilx wrote:
dodgydurian wrote:@bluenose (fellow Canadian??) this thread is over a year old, but is Michelle still available? Still known to be trustworthy? Still at the same phone number?


dodgydurian .. part timers, except those from registered agencies, are illegal .. I am referring to WP holders who moonlight ..

MOM is doing stringent checks ..



Yes, to clarify more:
Here's a VERY IMPORTANT ADVICE TO ALL.

If you employ a foreign "part-time" maid, domestic helper, they must either be
- Singaporeans /w compulsory CPF contributions (so that they can get government workfare bonus)
- Singapore PRs /w compulsory CPF contributions (so that they can get government workfare bonus)
OR
Cleaners WITH PROPER WORK PERMITS DIRECTLY UNDER THE PAYROLL of the cleaning company.
If they do not get their CPF, they can go to CPF Board to sue you and you will be liable for criminal charge. Even if they ‘agree’ to take cash in private, if things go sour between you and them, they may ‘still decide’ to go to CPF Board to sue you and CPF will still go after you.

Any filipino / Indonesian/ or other country maids working OUTSIDE their original employer's houses ARE DEEM TO BE CONDUCTING IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, can be ARRESTED and CHARGED in SINGAPORE COURT and DEPORTED BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY.

The employment agencies supplying such 'part-time maids' are liable of up to S$80,000 fine by MOM and the house owner employing the part-time services of the filipino / Indonesian / or other country 'part-time' maids is also liable to be fined up to S$15,000 by MOM. Pleading 'ignorance' is not an excuse of violating Singapore Law.

MOM Officers are stepping up their inspections from 500 to 5,000 per year.

You have been warned. It doesn't pay to pay less for illegal maids.
Look for cleaning companies who only supply Singaporean or PR helpers, OR foreign helpers with PROPER WORK PERMITS. These come at a premium cost, but at least you can be assured you are acting in accordance with Singapore Law and you can sleep in peace. More and more have been caught and charged.

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Postby meowtinkle » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:54 am

It's not easy to get part timers nowadays with these strict rules around unless is recommend by friends.

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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 5:28 pm

It's not.

Concerned netizen

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 5:32 pm

Hannieroo wrote:It's not.

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Yes - someone asked to 'borrow' our maid the other day. I told them to get lost. (It was my ex wife even better).


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