Maid Wanted In Bangsar: RM2.5k With No Off Days
The prospective employer prefers someone who can also cook Indonesian food.
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The cost of hiring a maid can vary depending on factors.
They include the maid’s experience, qualifications, nationality, and the type of service you require.
Recently, a netizen posted an ad looking for an Indonesian maid to work in Bangsar.
Interestingly, the netizen offers the job with no off days.
The job offers a wage of RM2,500, more than some fresh graduates can earn.
In any case, the amount is hardly the highest that has ever been offered for maids here in Malaysia.
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I know this is a huge call but we might have hit peak Bangsar pic.twitter.com/5zkfEqfOWj— Soon-Tzu Speechley 孫子 (@speechleyish) March 17, 2023
In Malaysia, foreign maids typically earn around RM1,000 a month though there are many additional costs for the employer.
Due to several factors, foreign maids in Malaysia are typically more expensive than local maids.
Firstly, the cost of hiring a foreign maid includes expenses such as recruitment fees, visa fees, and training costs.
These fees can add up to a significant amount, making hiring a foreign maid more expensive than hiring a local maid.
Why hiring Indonesian maids is expensive https://t.co/mbsmVNB1t3 Cleverly avoided “other” admin costs in malaysia. Why ? Just got a maid and it cost way more than numbers shown. Attitude of agent – take it or leave it— Julian Putra (@ketuakampong) April 2, 2022
Secondly, foreign maids in Malaysia are often from countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Cambodia, where the cost of living and wages are generally lower than in Malaysia.
As such, they may demand higher wages when working in Malaysia to compensate for the higher cost of living and to support their families back home.
The government has recently looked into the welfare of foreign maids and is seeking to raise their minimum wage.
READ MORE: M’sia Treats Indonesian Maids So Badly Their Government Won’t Send Them Here Anymore
Former human resources minister M Kula Segaran has called on his successor, M Saravanan, to explain the confusion over the minimum salary for Indonesian maids in the new agreement signed with Jakarta recently.https://t.co/ZPWOjz7OKJ#Malaysia #MalaysiaPrihatin #KitaJagaKita— MalaysianDailyNews (@daily_malaysian) April 13, 2022
Illegal To Work 7 Days A Week In Malaysia
Under the Employment Act 1955, every employee shall be allowed each week a rest day.
It is to be one whole day, as the employer may determine from time to time.
For employees in shift work, any continuous period of not less than 30 hours shall constitute a rest day.
However, there are exceptions to this rule for certain types of work, such as shift work or work that is essential to the continuous operation of a business or service.
If an employee is required to work on their rest day, they must be compensated with either a replacement rest day or overtime pay.
Failure to provide employees with rest days or appropriate compensation can result in legal action being taken against the employer.
Therefore, it is generally not illegal to work 7 days a week in Malaysia/
Employers must comply with the employment laws and regulations regarding rest days and compensation.
Untuk makluman anda, setiap pekerja MYDIN dilindungi oleh Akta Kerja 1955. 2 kali kadar gaji (double pay) akan diberikan sekiranya pekerja bekerja pada hari rehat dan 3 kali kadar gaji (triple pay) akan diberikan kepada pekerja yang bekerja pada hari cuti am.— MYDIN (@MydinMalaysia) November 10, 2022
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