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Icehart
13-05-2005, 10:27 PM
Is there any agent that process maid from Thailand to Malaysia? I have a very bad experience with Indonesian and Philippines maid, they are so dirty and at the same time very kepoh.

mallanhead
13-05-2005, 11:05 PM
I have a cousin who employ a thai maid. she is very polite but and have been working with her for 5 years already. My cousin handle the process herself. The maid previous employer was her neighbour. So when they move away, my cousin took over.

I think you can handle the process with the immigration yourself.

Icehart
13-05-2005, 11:35 PM
Thai maid are ussually nice and hardworking compare to Indon and Phipinos

ng
14-05-2005, 07:08 AM
Thai maid are ussually nice and hardworking compare to Indon and Phipinos

You can also try burmese maid if you can get them here. The burmese guys hired by restaurants all seem hardworking and nice.

Another option are vietnamese maids but these maids usually end up being brides :eek:

headache
14-05-2005, 11:04 AM
Marry one, lar!!!!!!!!!! :p
My grandfather did. So does my wifey's nephew. They are superb housekeepers, besides other "duties". Hehehehehe.... :p

Alexius Lim
14-05-2005, 12:11 PM
Marry one, lar!!!!!!!!!! :p
My grandfather did. So does my wifey's nephew. They are superb housekeepers, besides other "duties". Hehehehehe.... :p

Now that is not a very nice thing to say....

Your Grandmother might just "pull" your ears... or put chilli in the mouth... for implying other things... :p

lonewolf8
14-05-2005, 08:28 PM
Any communication problem if hire a Thai as a maid? My understanding is that most Thai do not speak English. They will just say "mai koi jai" :D

Alexius Lim
14-05-2005, 08:34 PM
Any communication problem if hire a Thai as a maid? My understanding is that most Thai do not speak English. They will just say "mai koi jai" :D


oso...can ah..... "mai phen drai...." :D

orchipalar
14-05-2005, 10:55 PM
Is there any agent that process maid from Thailand to Malaysia? I have a very bad experience with Indonesian and Philippines maid, they are so dirty and at the same time very kepoh.

Thai maid are ussually nice and hardworking compare to Indon and Phipinos

Err...IceHart:)...IF ya don't mind Orchi asking...how many Indonesian and Philippino maids have ya had experience hiring with...?!

joker2107
15-05-2005, 02:11 AM
some observation n experience :
indon - dont ever dream of believing anything they say, not even their name, in fact not even their passport! serious! they leave their country as and when they like and always on different p/p unless returning 2 original employer after holiday (if and when they do return).

filipino - seldon lingo problem but too smart, too demanding, tells u what she wanna do and how she's gonna do it. off days ok with me but who's gonna g'tee she being no vd or some other guys baby back 2 my house?

cambodian - okaylah, cost about 10% more than indon. for the premium and the lack of countrymen around, u insure agst their running away. stay they will but also argue they will. u gotta b really really patient and gentle with em n they'll be faithful else they pack, but not disappear without trace - they smart n will run back 2 d agent. yup, they tend 2 learn english ok, and accomodating in religion (they r mostly buddhist)

burmese - i might trust d gals if not 4 d massive male compatriot around. little inda now little myamar? chances of absconding with indon guys also high.

thai - most softspoken and gentle of the lot. also most capable of using their hands for other purposes. ;) don't know how they work. got big thai community around, and will not mix with indons.

PeterLee
15-05-2005, 07:51 AM
Is it a new rule that Immigration allow Thai to work as maid over here?

Remember several years ago I wanted to employ Chiangmai girl, I went to immigration to enquire the procedure, the reply was NO WAY.

Icehart
15-05-2005, 06:00 PM
Err...IceHart:)...IF ya don't mind Orchi asking...how many Indonesian and Philippino maids have ya had experience hiring with...?!

7 indon maid and 3 phili

Icehart
15-05-2005, 06:02 PM
Is it a new rule that Immigration allow Thai to work as maid over here?

Remember several years ago I wanted to employ Chiangmai girl, I went to immigration to enquire the procedure, the reply was NO WAY.

From what I heard from some trusted source, currently, the application for all Indo and Philippines will be green light ahead. Thai, Burmanese will be a bit hard since they eat pork and those non-halal. Also..the government believe that by hiring Indon is more safe becoz they think Thai like to drink beer. Also, Indon can keep a country cleaner from non-halal food.

orchipalar
15-05-2005, 09:27 PM
Is there any agent that process maid from Thailand to Malaysia? I have a very bad experience with Indonesian and Philippines maid, they are so dirty and at the same time very kepoh.

7 indon maid and 3 phili

Ahem...IceHart:)...assuming averagely each maid worked the full 2 years term...it could mean that you have had looooong experience engaging maids for the last 20 odd years...or perhaps could be less...so much so...the long experiences varied from one maid to another...between them being either dirty or kepoh...? :confused:

Or perhaps...you might have had more than 1 maid at one time...then again...were they only engaged in household works or...were they required to help out in your offices or shops maybe...? :confused:

Or perhaps...for some reasons...some of them may have ended up working for a short while for you...?

Honestly speaking...Orchi has had maids since 1993/1994...so the experience that Orchi has...ahem....is probably not being as long as yours...

BUT...in all them years...Orchi has had only 3 fulltime maids...so it's safe to say that each of whom had worked for Orchi's family...with an average contract period of about 3.3 years...n the latest(the 4th maid) only started working for us since end of last year...after sending the previous one back at the end of her contract...

Err...as far as we are concerned...NONE of them had ever been regarded as so called...dirty or kepoh...

Orchi n family has had the privilege to have engaged all of them as our family maids...n being family...we missed them very very much...

Ahem...it is no secret that both Orchi n wifey...have had to sweat blood n shiit bricks over the years to keep our family afloat...nonetheless...IF not for these maids...Orchi n wifey would definitely NOT be able to take care of the kids n the household chores...in all these years...:)

Err...for your info...n for the benefit of others as well...they ARE all Indonesians maids...:)

achee
15-05-2005, 10:33 PM
I think I can top the list by having the most maid employed.........16 all together, but my Thai maid (from Satun, north of Perlis/Kedah) was the best.

She stayed with me for 9 years, handled the children well, very independent, can cook a selection of tomyam and the best char kueyteow. As she was in her mid 30s, I asked her to get married. She did, and still comes over once in a while to the house as a guest.

Good maids (except the ones sold in Giant) are hard to find. I was pretty lucky to have her. Immigration shouldn't be a problem, I handled it myself all the while. Good thing about my maid was, she only took a one-week break during the holidays. They are easier to handle, speaks northern dialect, senang cerita!!

Again, I am also lucky to have a new Indon maid now (after 6 got rejected in between)

vipassana
22-11-2006, 11:03 AM
hi achee,

pls share with me on how to apply a thai maid? I don't mind all the hard works to run around.thank you.

alexhay
22-11-2006, 11:44 AM
My aunt do hire Thai maid (from kelantan) and been working with her until now. I think should be 20 over years already. She got married. I even attended her wedding. My aunt treated her as part of the family and even her husband and kids also been treated very well by my aunt. They are staying together with my aunt, but at a separate block of house lar..:)

pucman
22-11-2006, 12:35 PM
From what I heard from some trusted source, currently, the application for all Indo and Philippines will be green light ahead. Thai, Burmanese will be a bit hard since they eat pork and those non-halal. Also..the government believe that by hiring Indon is more safe becoz they think Thai like to drink beer. Also, Indon can keep a country cleaner from non-halal food.

I think the government should be more flexible. After all, it is the non-muslim who want to hire thai/burmese and not muslims.

When the indon maids come, they would also have to handle pork, isn't that an unnecessary torture for them ?

Sato
23-11-2006, 04:43 PM
I think the government should be more flexible. After all, it is the non-muslim who want to hire thai/burmese and not muslims.

When the indon maids come, they would also have to handle pork, isn't that an unnecessary torture for them ?

This is what happen to my mother-in-law Indon maids, when come to cooking she have to use seperate sets of kitchen tools, going to restraurant for food she will have headache of choosing a halal shop, then there is this problems of language problems, she hardly can speak more than 10 words of bahasa malaysia, most of the time will be in sign language,when the maid don't understand what an old lady need her to do, my mother-in-law get angry which is not very good for a person who just went thru a heart bypass. Then there is this problems of telling lies by the maid to some family members. She already change 5 maids in 2 years,all their behavior somehow shows that they cannot be trusted and very very troublesome to takecare and to be depended on. :)

She is thinking about hiring Indon maid that can speak cantonese as she come accross a few of them in Pandan Indah that just completed their contract with their HongKong employers, according to the girls they were paid RM1,200 monthly and they have no trouble in handling pork stuff. Anyone know where to hire them? :)

geordie
23-11-2006, 07:27 PM
Well, have many friends with Indonesian maids and the latter have been working for the same family for many years, with no hassle. Let's see, they get every alternate full weekend off, one even gets to enrol in an English enrichment class on a weekday, they are invited to join the families for holidays abroad (Australia, Italy, you name it), etc. And these maids would not contemplate going back home or changing employers. And yes, these "elite" Indonesian domestic helpers are paid much higher wages than the average M$380 / M$400. As one of my friends said, she just walked into the agency and told the agency firmly, "I'll pay double, get me the best".

In our small little compound, our neighbours' maids are always seen happy with a big smile for everyone. Evidently, they are treated very well by their employers, like a member of the family ala Orchipalar and his clan. Save for one. Previously having worked in Singapore, speaks good Mandarin, looks pretty presentable, cooks excellent Chinese. But with a tosser for a boss. Her stipend diet consists of Maggie Mee, must stand behind the bosses chairs when they are eating, having 50 sen deducted from her salary when she asked her employer to provide her with chilli padi, etc. I wish her boss would ask herself the question, "Would I work away from my flesh and blood for 2 frigging years, toil day and night, being spoken to like a dog crap, all for M$400 a month". No worries, this Indon has a list of folks here awaiting to take her on after her home hols. Oh, btw, this Indon has called her agency for s.o.s., only to be told (believe it or not), "Sorry, we can't help you to resolve xx problem with your boss cos we don't have his / her number. Go talk to the yourself".

My apologies if I made myself sound like a bleeding heart ... In reality, I'm not one ...Maybe we're fortunate enough not to have met the rubbish of the lot. But we have definitely met some folks who should be blacklisted from hiring any foreign help.

Note to self : Ahh, never tarnish all employers with a single brush nor all maids. But I believe if we pay them slightly better than the norm, you get to pick from a better crop. Well-trained ones would prefer to head to Hong Kong and Singapore where the pay is higher and there is strict enforcement of legislation to protect them from unscrupulous agencies and employer.

Sugarfree
23-11-2006, 07:35 PM
(edited)...according to the girls they were paid RM1,200 monthly and they have no trouble in handling pork stuff...
Wow. :eek: That's helluva lof of $$$ there...

achee
23-11-2006, 07:39 PM
hi achee,

pls share with me on how to apply a thai maid? I don't mind all the hard works to run around.thank you.

Once you have gat a candidate, to apply, you need to submit: -
1. photocopy of passport
2. medical report (make sure from clinics reg with immigration)
3. photos (not sure 6, 8 0r 10 - the more the merrier)
4. employer's documents
5. money - for levi etc

actually the procedure is the same as employing other foreign maids.

HAPPY MAIDING

LMei
24-11-2006, 10:01 AM
What kind of costs are we looking at to hire a Thai maid? And do agencies provide Thai maids?

Sato
24-11-2006, 10:03 AM
Wow. :eek: That's helluva lof of $$$ there...

its not expensive if she can teach your son homework and use computer,on top of that she can communicate with your family members especially the old folks at home pretty well and able to help on the family chores without any hiccups. Come to think of it, its quite worth it compare against keep on changing maids, the time and money wasted is not cheap :)

shesoshy
24-11-2006, 03:12 PM
I don't know about you people..
but me insist NOT having a maid at home gotto pay

RM250 per kid ( i have 3 now) - nursery la
and weekend cleaner to help (starting this dec) Rm50 each visit...(just major cleaning like window washing & fan & ironing)

so if i can get someone to just come to my house... take care of my kids and keep the house clean and go back... i don't mind paying a good RM700 to 800.
if they can cook better but then i woke up every morning at 5 to cook n do housechores anyway.

my prob is I cannot bear the sight of a stranger in my home... 24hrs a day.. esp when me and hubby at home..

:cool:

Sato
24-11-2006, 04:01 PM
I don't know about you people..
but me insist NOT having a maid at home gotto pay

RM250 per kid ( i have 3 now) - nursery la
and weekend cleaner to help (starting this dec) Rm50 each visit...(just major cleaning like window washing & fan & ironing)

so if i can get someone to just come to my house... take care of my kids and keep the house clean and go back... i don't mind paying a good RM700 to 800.
if they can cook better but then i woke up every morning at 5 to cook n do housechores anyway.

my prob is I cannot bear the sight of a stranger in my home... 24hrs a day.. esp when me and hubby at home..

:cool:

If you can tackle your daily routines, there is no reason to hire a maid. If you can do without a maid you will save yourself from one heck of trouble. Why do you need one by the way, i personally that think if I do more house work it make me healthier and my house more clean becos I do the thorough check. :D

shesoshy
27-11-2006, 09:43 AM
SATO..

Right now i need a bit of help as I delivered my third baby via c-sect.
If not... I would love to spendthe weekend helper money for meself
;)

But somehow.. i do feel that the RM300 to RM400 is a bit low for a fulltime helper/housekeeper/baby sitter