Maids in Singapore are a standard part of everyday life. However, for many new arrivals, the word “maid” conjures up images of Alice from the Brady Bunch… and who wouldn’t want to share their home with such a quick-witted, peace-keeping role model?
Sadly, the realities of life with a foreign domestic helper are not always quite so straightforward, and there are a large amount of rules, regulations and requirements you need to get your head around and adhere to at all times.
Here comes Singaporean Gerard Wong to the rescue. While studying as a student at the Singapore Management University, he very helpfully produced a comprehensive resource that contains everything you need to know about hiring a helper in Singapore. Although the document is specifically targeted at expats, it will indeed be useful for anyone else who is interested in recruiting a foreign domestic worker.
Even if you’re old hat at the whole hiring maids in Singapore thing, this free PDF file contains extremely useful hints and tips for managing a variety of challenges, from dealing with a helper who falls pregnant, through to understanding the channels of redress you have in the unfortunate event things go wrong.
Click on the following link to download a free copy of Gerald Wong’s document: An Expat’s Guide to Employing a Domestic Worker in Singapore.