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Maid Agency Fee

Postby bentobox » Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:50 am

Hi there,

I have narrowed down on an Indian full-time transfer maid. Her agency (Central Manpowers) is asking for a $1000 one-time agency fee. If I do not like the maid in the first 3 months, they will provide me with one replacement for $200 extra.

My questions are- How much did you pay as a maid agency fee? Do you think I am being overcharged?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby Brooklynjenn » Fri, 09 Dec 2011 9:04 am

I am using Prestige, they have a $500 fee. They only do transfers and mostly Fillipino or Indonesian maids.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 09 Dec 2011 9:43 am

Maybe not my place to say it, but you should be a bit considerate and make sure the maid gets paid from day 1, instead of the agency fees being whacked on her for 3 months or 6 months, so the maid will be happier to work from day 1, instead of being mentally down for the period she works FOC

And ensure the agency doesn't invoke the "LOAN" on to you in lieu of the maid's salary being docked.

Cheers

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Postby fatmouse76 » Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:01 pm

I have gone through few agencies for live in Indian helpers till I got tired of it, I have paid from $950 at Koosh,$1300 Sroya & Sroya, $1200 at Queens Recruiters. These are not including insurance.

But when the girl has someone dead in the family, doesnt feel like working, or wants to transfer, then the agencies dont bother to help. The just sort of back off.

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Postby sanjivvohra » Sun, 18 Dec 2011 7:42 pm

I wonder why the agencies charge such a
Large amounts for Indian maids? We paid S$450 to the agency for our Indonesian maid.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 18 Dec 2011 7:57 pm

Because the average Indian maid is like the average Indian Foreign Talent, a right royal pain in the arse, never happy and always scheming. :lol: :P

Fortunately, most of the maids don't have Masters degrees, therefore the entitlement complex is much less dominant. :roll:

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 18 Dec 2011 8:10 pm

Good to see you warming up for the big 2-0 SMS.

Looking forward to a good one :cool:

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Postby sanjivvohra » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:39 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Because the average Indian maid is like the average Indian Foreign Talent, a right royal pain in the arse, never happy and always scheming. :lol: :P

Fortunately, most of the maids don't have Masters degrees, therefore the entitlement complex is much less dominant. :roll:

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:shock: :shock: Wooo! someone has an inferiority complex today!!
Never mind buddy, maybe in your next life you would be an Indian and rule the world from behind the scenes!!
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Postby nakatago » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:42 am

sanjivvohra wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Because the average Indian maid is like the average Indian Foreign Talent, a right royal pain in the arse, never happy and always scheming. :lol: :P

Fortunately, most of the maids don't have Masters degrees, therefore the entitlement complex is much less dominant. :roll:

edited for spelling....


:shock: :shock: Wooo! someone has an inferiority complex today!!
Never mind buddy, maybe in your next life you would be an Indian and rule the world from behind the scenes!!


I would just like to remind anyone reading this that SMS is married to an Indian and is also very close with his parents-in-law, whom he loves very much.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:46 am

nakatago wrote:I would just like to remind anyone reading this that SMS is married to an Indian and is also very close with his parents-in-law, whom he loves very much.


And to do another dig ..

well, I met an aussie last weekend, and I asked him about the "Curry Bashing" in Melbourne and Sydney

Guess what he had to say ?

Well, according to him, the Indians who migrated long time ago are quite, blend in the natives and are easy going .. Unlike the "new Indians", who, according to him .. are loud, throw their weight around, and play act what they see in movies (like trying to pinch local women and so and so) and more often DEMAND THEY BE TREATED like princelings .. and he says "no wonder they get bashed .. "

There's a pattern there - yeah ??

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:51 am

ecureilx wrote:
nakatago wrote:I would just like to remind anyone reading this that SMS is married to an Indian and is also very close with his parents-in-law, whom he loves very much.


And to do another dig ..

well, I met an aussie last weekend, and I asked him about the "Curry Bashing" in Melbourne and Sydney

Guess what he had to say ?

Well, according to him, the Indians who migrated long time ago are quite, blend in the natives and are easy going .. Unlike the "new Indians", who, according to him .. are loud, throw their weight around, and play act what they see in movies (like trying to pinch local women and so and so) and more often DEMAND THEY BE TREATED like princelings .. and he says "no wonder they get bashed .. "

There's a pattern there - yeah ??


But does he have Indian parents in law whom he loves very much? :wink:

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:54 am

nakatago wrote:But does he have Indian parents in law whom he loves very much? :wink:


Nope, but then again, he has enough and more Indian Friends including his work place colleagues .. (the old Indian type.. ) and he hates the "new Indians" ..

Of course, even when he was here, he was hosted by some Indians, the type he says the New Gen must learn from ..


since we have gone from maids to something else, a funny story- at a dinner, a guy proudly claimed that the sub-continent owns Jaguar and Rover and more .. for which a Brit declared "well, not your country, but a businessman owns 'em, but, then gain, money can't buy you class ..

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Postby sanjivvohra » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:10 pm

ecureilx wrote:
nakatago wrote:I would just like to remind anyone reading this that SMS is married to an Indian and is also very close with his parents-in-law, whom he loves very much.


And to do another dig ..

well, I met an aussie last weekend, and I asked him about the "Curry Bashing" in Melbourne and Sydney

Guess what he had to say ?

Well, according to him, the Indians who migrated long time ago are quite, blend in the natives and are easy going .. Unlike the "new Indians", who, according to him .. are loud, throw their weight around, and play act what they see in movies (like trying to pinch local women and so and so) and more often DEMAND THEY BE TREATED like princelings .. and he says "no wonder they get bashed .. "

There's a pattern there - yeah ??


Aaah! Now I see a pattern here (good at this as all Indians are, seeing a pattern I mean!). West wants to "sell" their "culture" (or lack of it) and cries when the not so "fortunate" pick it up. Indian culture is only one ... "agriculture: and we are good at it. No false pretenses here.
Best of luck with your spouse! By the way, not really got an answer to my question, maybe too cerebral?
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Postby nakatago » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 1:03 pm

:shock:

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 1:05 pm

sanjivvohra wrote:Aaah! Now I see a pattern here (good at this as all Indians are, seeing a pattern I mean!). West wants to "sell" their "culture" (or lack of it) and cries when the not so "fortunate" pick it up. Indian culture is only one ... "agriculture: and we are good at it. No false pretenses here.


I would unlike most who go 'when in Rome, be like Romans' which .. some people take it like "when in Rome, enforce your culture .. and expect the natives to bow down, and when the natives refuse, you accuse them of bigotry .. and malice, and racial attacks ... "

Makes sense ??? Or not ??? :D :D

Now, is Australia in the "WEST ?? :D :D

And, oh, closer to home .. is Singapore in the "WEST" ??? The last time I checked my Geography, both were to the EAST of MOTHER LAND !!!!!!!!!! :D


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