New Maids: some of them are first timers away from their home and can be faced with immense integration issue As all foreigners do .. Not gonna go into that muchRatpick_2000 wrote:Can you elaborate?
Transfer - most maids on transfer are really looking for a transfer. However, a rare few have baggage and their previous employers are more than happy to rid them - a money minded agent will cover everything up and give glowing recommendation .. as the idea of 2 months pay is a lot to pass off .. and there is always the hope the maid will change her ways ..
Some agents take trouble to refuse to accept the bio data of suspicious transfer maids - when I was sitting in one of my friend's agency, some maid said her employer's wife is suspicious .. and hence she wants to tranfer, preferably to a EUROPEAN and A BACHELOR" and some said 'prefer employer airline crew - then less stress, prefer employer with no children, prefer employer with no dogs, prefer employer in condo only - no: not Bungalow - only condo .. etc. etc.' (no - I am not making this up - if you are assisting any agency you will hear some amazing stories - and the employers too are not left out in their demands too :D)- the agent, when the maid left, just threw the bio data into the rubbish bin .. I could go on ..
Also, there have been maids, where the ex-employer were hell bent on making sure the maid didn't find another employer, but a few minutes with the agent and the agent identified that the employer had wrong expectations and the agent happily referred the agent to another employer .. and guaranteed the new employer of a FOC replacement if the maid is not satisfactory ..
PS: no offence to nobody .. but as somebody said: getting a good maid is almost like landing the grand prize in the lotto ..