Employer wants to know if she can ask maid to pay for damages or “Reduce her coffee/yogurt/sugar (eg) supplies”

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The employer said that her maid was "breaking things, sleeps a lot, doesn't really listen anymore. Also, she reminded her helper multiple times not to use a steel brush on her wok, but the helper did so and now the wok's coating was peeling

SINGAPORE: An employer took to social media asking if there was any recourse for an increasingly difficult maid.

In an anonymous post to a support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, the employer even asked if she should ask her maid to pay for damages or reduce her food supplies such as coffee, yoghurt and sugar.

The woman wrote that her young helper had been with the family for nearly a year. The woman wrote that she was diligent and attentive during the first few months. Lately, she added that her maid was “breaking things, sleeps a lot, doesn’t really listen anymore. I have spoken with her and clearly instructed the importance of being careful (she might hurt herself and my family).. and to follow how it shld be done”.

“Before it escalates further, what other best way to ensure nothing else breaks and to correct her attitude? Reduce her coffee/yogurt/sugar...

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