Part-time maids are slowly catching up in Singapore as the salary for full-time maids have been increasing sharply for the past few years. Those who are not sure of whether they should hire a part-time maid can start to find out more from us to evaluate further the cost and other factors.
Firstly, part-time maids do not stay in our house like full-time maids. That is a major difference as we normally hear about disputes amongst maids and their employers and some of them are fatal or murder cases. You definitely would not expect things to end up like this before you hire a full-time maid. Other than that, maids may have accidentally causing injuries to themselves due to unfamiliar workplace or unforeseen dangers that occur at home. Some dishonest maids may even steal valuable jewelries, cash or even credit cards while employers are not at home.
Hiring part-time maids generally reduce such mishaps to the minimum. Of course there are many benefits of hiring full-time maids such as having them around most of the time to attend to house chores. Kids or elderly can be taken care of most of the time. However things may turn the other way round as some maids may get frustrated for spending too much time at home working and they may eventually release their anger by mistreating children or the elderly.
Part-time maids are hired based on hourly rate. Therefore, they are more committed to their jobs as they work shorter hours and they have lesser stress compared to full-time maids. In other words, they are comparatively happier workers. The only thing you may need to beware of hiring part-time maids is when you are not at home while they do the house cleaning. You may want to pass them the door key so that you can attend to other matters. If you do that, you would not want your valuable stuff to be stolen. Make sure you lock them up before you go in order to avoid any misunderstanding later on.
There are always pros and cons for hiring maids whether they are part-time or full-time. Weighing up all the pros and cons and then you would be able to decide for yourself which is the best choice for you and your family.
Last but not least, if money is not an issue and there are no young kids or old people at home, you may just need someone to clean your house or room for you while you are busy with your job outside, then hiring a part-time maid would be your ideal choice. We see more singles living by themselves as our society become more efficient and self-centered. So the demand for such cleaning services will grow even further and the prices for hiring part-time maids would become more competitive and would eventually benefit employers. And you do not have to worry about giving them day off weekly or monthly for hiring part-time maids!
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