How I save from paying agency Fee
Date Listed 12/03/2019
I like to share how I got my new helper without forking a fortune like 5K..no agent fee, do it yourself style of hiring a maid.
This is not fully my way though, the maid that I got needed to pay an agent fee for the agent’s services. But cheaper that the usual agent fee they fork out from a real agency.
I still went on interviewing other helpers from different agencies and I gave up on the fact that their Agent fees are too expensive! Plus the loan.. I want to faint! Not that we can’t afford it… but forking out 5k+ for a helper the 3rd time around?? I’m breathing heavily! Lol! So i tried calling
I was told I had to DIY the work permit application or I can opt to get his services at this computation;
$688 for all applications
Application fee,insurance, security bond,E-issue,medical
3 months up ( Upfront ) or 4th mths Post dated Cheq loan
base on salary if it is $600×3=$1800
(Given that the basic is 600)
Total will be $2488 compared to an agency paying more than 5K
Hmmm…looks promising…3 month loan versus 6 or 7 month loan from other agencies. And an option to DIY. I chose the helper I want to hire and interview her via phone. Confirmed the employment and So I end up doing the application myself ( It was really like 50% discount )
I paid for these on my side
Insurance & Bond – 267
Work permit Application – 30
Work permit Issuance – 30
TOTAL = SgD 327.00
The loan turn out to be salary deduction. So you won’t give any cash upfront. That’s a relief, knowing that you can hire a helper this way. I mean..the super duper affordable way.
She will do contract signing and will bring the maid to your doorstep. She will help the maid do the Medical and even Accompany them during thumb printing. Such a breeze! For a stay at home mother like me, this is the best way of hiring a helper in Singapore.
I really appreciate that we are just able to cut down the cost for both the maid and me.
If you are also looking for a maid, feel free to contact 90076355