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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:31 pm

just to comment on the passport ..the passport is a government property. No one other than the person in the passport is allowed to hold it.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:04 am

morenangpinay wrote:just to comment on the passport ..the passport is a government property. No one other than the person in the passport is allowed to hold it.


everybody knows that the passport is to be held by the owner - i.e. the one to whom it is issued to .. the last two pages discuss the perils of the passport also giving some excellent opportunity to ditch the employer and do a fly-away with a man of their love ..

Seen that, and have been at the receiving end of a maid who took off to Malaysia with her 'lover' and decided that it is better to be with him than to focus on the main objective of her being in Singapore .. i.e. to work .. and the only reply MOM had then was 'be ready to forfeit your 5K Bond ..

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:58 pm

http://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/Pages/PressRepliesDetail.aspx?listid=188


You can refer to this paragraph of their PR article.


4. MOM understands employers' concerns that they should not be held responsible when their FDWs violate the Work Permit conditions on their own accord, especially outside designated work hours or on their rest days. Therefore, since January 2010, MOM has removed employers’ liability if the FDW gets pregnant or breaches other Work Permit conditions that relate to her own behaviour. It is untrue that the $5,000 security bond will be forfeited for pregnancy.

5. Even in the extreme case where the FDW absconds and the employer is unable to repatriate her, only half of the security bond will be forfeited, so long as the employer has made reasonable efforts to locate the FDW. The forfeited security bond is used to cover repatriation and other related costs once the worker is found, so that it does not exact a cost on taxpayers in Singapore. This includes the cost of providing food and temporary accommodation, as well as arranging for her repatriation to her home country. This is also the case for non-domestic foreign workers.



Also the security bond... is required by the respective countries where Singapore is sourcing the household workers.

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Postby poodlek » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 2:12 pm

morenangpinay wrote:http://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/Pages/PressRepliesDetail.aspx?listid=188


You can refer to this paragraph of their PR article.


4. MOM understands employers' concerns that they should not be held responsible when their FDWs violate the Work Permit conditions on their own accord, especially outside designated work hours or on their rest days. Therefore, since January 2010, MOM has removed employers’ liability if the FDW gets pregnant or breaches other Work Permit conditions that relate to her own behaviour. It is untrue that the $5,000 security bond will be forfeited for pregnancy.




...well that settles that.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 2:16 pm

poodlek wrote:...well that settles that.


I am an 'ex-employer' and will believe it, when MOM pays back the money they made an employer fork out, when the maid in transit decided to take a scenic tour from the agent's apartment .. and the employer was set back by 100K or so for the medical .. and despite the legal issue of the maid being sent to the agent, and she jumped out while she was under the care of the agent, no go ..

And so on a lot of cases, where, the employers were made to pay up .. and I know atleast two people, who's maid took off after two months, when they got better offers in Dubai (in both cases, the maids were offered 800$ a month, and both employers paid the placement + airticket + everything .. ) MOM barred them for 6 months from sourcing another maid ..

And also when MOM says, specifically, if the maid is caught for part timing, freelancing, moonlighting, caught in fights (like it happens almost every sundays in bars .. ) and then maid will be sent back at HER OWN COST, FOR HER OWN ACTIONS .. I will believe everything MOM says ..

Until then, Thanks, but no thanks ..

PS: When my maid disappeared, the MOM Officer was pretty insistent that it was MY FAULT THAT SHE TOOK OFF WITH HER BF ..

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Postby Barri » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 3:33 am

Why do people with a live in maid not educate her and give condoms or the pill? :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 6:53 am

Barri wrote:Why do people with a live in maid not educate her and give condoms or the pill? :???:


cause it's more fun playing dog? :-|

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Postby Barri » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 9:11 pm

playing dog :?

ehm ............ :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 9:15 pm

I'm either agnostic or dyslexic. :? :wink:

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Postby Barri » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 9:36 pm

Yeah that makes it a whole lot clearer :???:

So you say that they expect a young girl not to get boy friends or go out with her girlfriends to let her hair loose.
hmmm do you mean that there would be interest in buying chastity belts? Could this be my ticket to riches and fortunes? :wink:

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Postby traderwu » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 6:06 am

As someone have said, just hire old and uglyl maid and your problems are mostly resolved.

For me, if I have to hire a maid, I make sure they are hot. I have good looking children, and I want them to look at beautiful thing and people every day. :D

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 9:02 am

traderwu wrote:As someone have said, just hire old and uglyl maid and your problems are mostly resolved.

For me, if I have to hire a maid, I make sure they are hot. I have good looking children, and I want them to look at beautiful thing and people every day. :D


troll :D :D

Barri: I used to part time in bars, on Sundays, when they are short of staff .. 9 out of 10 women who frequent such bars are NOT YOUNG (and there you go -your bubble .. burst .. ) :D :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 9:20 am

In fact, I wager the close to 50% or more of the Karaoke hostesses and other assorted females attending are in their 40's and UP! Most put on their makeup with a trowel. And you really DON'T want to know the average age of the "girls" in OT! :o

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Postby traderwu » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 8:33 pm

I was just trying to be sarcasm in my previous post :P

Anyway. After reading through the thread, I find this maid sponsorship program very similar to the Au Pair program we have in the state. Except is we sponsor young female students. They are cute, at least those I have seem in mall.

Honestly, if you trust someone to sleep in the same house with you, prepare your food, etc. But not trusting her on her travel is beyond me.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 8:57 pm

traderwu wrote: Honestly, if you trust someone to sleep in the same house with you, prepare your food, etc. But not trusting her on her travel is beyond me.


The notion of comparing somebody who cooks for you to allowing the same person to travel, doesn't hold water .. in my humble eyes considering the Singapore Govt strict enforcement of 'roles and responsibilities of an employer of a foreign domestic worker "

Maybe you should re-hash the past writings and come back

one funny thing I noticed: in some recent survey, majority wanted to give maids off day .. and a minority suggested otherwise.

Now, the same survey goes on to say that the majority of those polled DIDN"T EMPLOY A MAID or NEVER HAVE EMPLOYED A MAID, and just the minority who had been polled had ever had employed a maid or were employing a maid ..


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