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achee
11-04-2004, 09:36 PM
Achee need maid urgently. If anyone has some good agencies to recommend, pls e-mail to achee@usj.com.my.

chookyan
12-04-2004, 12:04 PM
achee,

Got mine from this agency recommended by a friend which I find is one of better ones, current maid from the agency already entering into the 4 year with us.

Mingway Sdn. Bhd.
78, (1-3 Floor) , Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, 47400 PJ.
Tel No. 77281918
Contact Person - GAn Hoe Hin

joker2107
12-04-2004, 12:46 PM
employment agency here only s gd s their counterpart overseas.
my wife insisted on haz cos she had a dozen friends using their services and has maids who did not run away. we were the unlucky 13 - our maid disappeared within 7 wks. the replacement (which i reluctantly chose cos the agency had only a handful of candidates) supposedly did not report to the agency the other side when it was time for departure. the third one came in 5mths after the 1st one disappeared. 1st i fought with the agency over her pa bill (of course the joker did not lose). then joker didn't let her see my house - after collecting her we brought her straight for a medical - this 20 yr old unmarried christian was 3 mths pregnant. straight back to the agency we booted her (gd thing to cos it absolutely absolves the joker from paternity suit). and the sickos at the agency was yelling at the maid about the doing it stuff in simple kiddy lingo right in front of my very inquisitive 9 yr old. and i should add that this is a so called iso9000 co. i never did believe in iso cos it doesn't guage the actual product or service. and for all the huckus they created that day, right in from of the iso auditors, i expect the office to hv one testimonial signage less the next time i drop by.

the next time i hv to get an agency, i'm gonna find out who they deal with first. should not be more than 2. and then some snooping around to determine the reliability of the supplier.

achee
12-04-2004, 06:49 PM
Thanks. Achee appreciate replies coming into the forum and Achee's e-mail.

Went shopping today, and found agency and prospective maid (wish me luck pls). This agency charge 2.8k + 5 months maid salary.......phew, all agencies charge within the circa of 4.5k - 5k.

Another big hole in Achee's purse!

mod
13-04-2004, 03:31 PM
My friends in Malacca rave about Chand (Committed Hiring Assured Neat Delivery) because they say that the lady who runs it goes to Indonesia etc to hire maids, and videos them at the interview. This means you get to see people available. Although the number is in Malacca, my friends say this lady also provides labour for rest of West Malaysia. Prema
06 226 6788. I'm afraid I don't know about salaries, costs etc.
Cheers,
Mod

Yourdadisangry
14-04-2004, 03:22 PM
One question. Let say Ms. A want to renew her maid's work permit for the 2nd time, who should absorb/pay for the renewal. Ms. A or the maid? Is there any law/regulation on this? Thanks.

Beethoven
15-04-2004, 11:43 AM
I think it should be bear by the employer, because he will save the fees payable to the agent if he were to hire a new maid ? On top of that, the employer will have to pay the return flight for the maid, or pay her the equivalent cash amount if the maid doesn't go back for her one month cuti, am I right ?

Firefly
15-04-2004, 01:16 PM
Hey Beethoven, who's side are you on?? the maid's? We as employers also wanna save some $$$ also. Pay 1 month salary plus air ticket + levi + medical + insurance. On top of that, increament!!! ...no lah. The maid also saves agency fees when she renews with you. So why should she benfit only. If she wants to stay on with you, then offer her an extension of contract. If an increment is involved, then no further benifit should be given. If she wants to go home for holiday, why must she enjoy paid leave, you offer her an 1 way air ticket. Payable on her return not when she leave. my 2cts.

Yourdadisangry
15-04-2004, 03:32 PM
Aiyaa...Ms. A didn't get the maid thru the agency but she brought the maid in and did all the immigration processes herself. Any law been passed thru that saying Ms. A need to pay the renewal fees from her own pocket? or is it the maid need to pay it (but Ms. A do it on behalf of her lah)? :confused:

achee
15-04-2004, 04:23 PM
Menurut sumber-sumber yang boleh dipercayai, levi should be borne by the maid. That's another mode of govt revenue collection.

That makes sense, right?

The medical etc, donno lah. BTW, if anyone going to the immigration dept, can you please check.

Yourdadisangry
15-04-2004, 04:32 PM
thanks Achee. My sister 'tengah pening' at the moment. She afraid she might 'langgar' some rules.

Firefly
16-04-2004, 11:38 AM
No rules lah. Please check the contract you submitted to the Embassy. One of them is a contract of service. We do not have a minimum wages or any protection scheme for maids. So it's really a give and take thing.

Yourdadisangry
16-04-2004, 03:24 PM
Checked with Immigration just now and confirm employer should pay for all the renewal fees (levi + medical + etc) and not from the maid's pocket. They said there is a law on this but it is not published in their website. But Immigration will close eye on this if maid pay the fees.

Firefly
16-04-2004, 03:52 PM
When did this happend?? Levi I know have always been on the employee not the employer. But the employer must pay first then deduct later from the employee. Medical and all other fees negetioble.

Dr. J George
17-04-2004, 08:23 AM
I doubt it is the law per se. More of a convention though. Interesting, I too thought the employers pay the levi. but again why not after all, these people come all this way and work for us - the least we can do!

Firefly
17-04-2004, 09:41 AM
Dr. what you said is also true. these poor folks come here to serve us.

I would agree with you on paying the levi, medical, renewal fees and what's not... But it really depends. If the service is good, then why not. Take it as paying them their BONUS. If not, then change. Pay the agency to get another one and hope for the best. :D