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USJ27Resident
22-09-2008, 01:33 PM
Justified? Reasonable? What is your earning power to employ another person, for USD4800 a year!? Heck.. some Malaysians don't even earn RM400 per month... :rolleyes:

Your comments... :rolleyes:

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/9/22/nation/2083498&sec=nation

Raikonen
22-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Why begrudge if the maids are paid RM1400 a mth? No one forced the employer at gun point to pay that amount. Is a free country. RM1400 is not a lot nowadays. How abt sending you to work overseas for USD400 and see whether is a lot to you.

USJ27Resident
22-09-2008, 03:24 PM
Why begrudge if the maids are paid RM1400 a mth? No one forced the employer at gun point to pay that amount. Is a free country. RM1400 is not a lot nowadays. How abt sending you to work overseas for USD400 and see whether is a lot to you.

Oh yes... employers are forced to (minus the gun, of course!) or else no Filipina maid.

I just asked for opinion/comments la. Salah ka? :(

chin_wan
22-09-2008, 04:42 PM
I am paying RM900 for mine.

SingaporeEhSai!
22-09-2008, 04:48 PM
there has to be a distinct difference for quality maids lah..cant be non educated maids get paid same as some college/university graduate maids from Phillipines right?

Cannot afford Filipinas, take Indon, Cambodian or etc, some sugggested China, but NOOOOOOOOO......later instead of taking care of house, they may run away with the husbands... :D

Maids are one of the most in demand jobs in developed countries, if we cannot afford them, Saudis, Hong Kongers, Sporeansand others will pay the market rate and take them away...

chin_wan
22-09-2008, 04:50 PM
The points mentioned in the article about Filipina maids are very true. I am very satisfied with my current one and not cause she can speak English but her professionalism.

irisbaggins
22-09-2008, 05:29 PM
This goes to show how small Malaysian Ringgit is. Soon we wont be able to afford a maid.

Sugarfree
22-09-2008, 05:47 PM
...some sugggested China, but NOOOOOOOOO......later instead of taking care of house, they may run away with the husbands... :D why is that so? why are chinese maids so 'hau' (slutty)? :D

kwchang
22-09-2008, 05:54 PM
why is that so? why are chinese maids so 'hau' (slutty)? :D
May I remind you flers that this is a community Forum and we do get children reading the threads. Anyone crossing the line do so at their own peril.

gtl
22-09-2008, 10:16 PM
This goes to show how small Malaysian Ringgit is. Soon we wont be able to afford a maid.

exactly.....the govt failed to improve malaysian living standards, we are losing out to other countries which was on par with us before. if we don't change, we will be the one going overseas to work as manual labour and maids.....

geordie
22-09-2008, 10:24 PM
Well, I personally know of a Filipina who is being paid the equivalent of US$730 a month here ... :cool:

SingaporeEhSai!
22-09-2008, 11:05 PM
exactly.....the govt failed to improve malaysian living standards, we are losing out to other countries which was on par with us before. if we don't change, we will be the one going overseas to work as manual labour and maids.....

isnt that happening now, working as manual labour? u are in spore now, try to go near the causeway at 6pm...try to count how many motorbikes are queueing up to go back to msia....

clfoo
22-09-2008, 11:59 PM
was the interviewee real or under illusion? how to get rm400 per month for indonesia maid now .. :confused: show me the lead pls

kuma
23-09-2008, 12:32 AM
Although the rule of the game is 'you pay for what you get', unfortunately when it comes to maids in Malaysia, there is a caveat on this.

Simply because, you don't get a chance to meet and interview them before you put your money down. So, you may end up with a $400 maid who may not be any better than a RM400 one.

I personally have had Indonesian maids who were better than the Fillipina ones I had earlier. These are individuals with their own personality, and you got to accept that some will turn out better than others.

The rule we have followed over the 3 decades that I've had maids was simple. Everyone has good points and weakness. As long as their weakness is something we could accept, we kept them for as long as they wanted to stay. Treat them right and in most cases they will try their best.

Our thoughts on this was simple - the agency gives you no assurance that should you change, the new one will be better.