Manpower Ministry figures show that only 42 per cent of maids placed by agencies between February 2011 and 2013 stayed with the same employer for at least a year.
Some employers tell us about the quitters:
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The Ministry of Manpower is reminding employers to ensure that their maids are not placed in a position where their safety is jeopardised, for example, when cleaning windows of a flat or hanging out laundry.
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When she first saw the white, metallic box, Miss Iis Marfuah was perplexed. It hummed rhythmically and was cold on the inside.
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Last Saturday, an Indonesian maid fell 13 storeys and died while trying to put the laundry out to dry in a flat in Pasir Ris.
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She aspires to be a chef and to run her own restaurant one day but she is no culinary school student.
Miss Teresita Sinacoba Responso, 51, is one of the many maids working in Singapore who take enrichment courses.
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Tara, 23, came here to work as a maid two years ago.
The Filipina does not get a day off, as her employers do not want her to mix with “bad company” when she goes out on her own.
PHOTO: Ng Jun Sen
For the many foreign maids who work here, a day off is just not usual.
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THEY clean your room and make your bed in your home. So if you have moved to stay in a university hostel, it’s okay to get your maid to do the same for you, right?
THEY found their maid half-squatting outside the kitchen window of their high-end condominium apartment, her left hand holding on to the window frame, her right hand holding several knives.
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