A Filipino domestic worker in Hong Kong was forced to wait outside her employers’ apartment for four hours on her rest day because she was not trusted with a key.
On Christmas Day, Mary, who has been working for these employers for six months, was forced to wait outside of their apartment in Tiu Keng Leng, Sai Kung, after spending her rest day with friends, sunwebhk.com reported.
A neighbor saw Mary and let her wait in that apartment because it was cold outside. Mary’s employers finally returned home four hours later. However, she was put to work when they arrived.
The employers have not given Mary a key to the apartment because they do not trust her and have imposed a strict 7pm curfew on her rest days. She said they usually came home late but she still chose to stick to her curfew.
Mary said she did not want to terminate her contract over the matter of not having a key. She said she would put up with these employers until her contract expires, and in the meantime would try to get them to give her a key.
Ok….wait mo visa mo sa Pinas..pero..may mga amo din na hindi makapaghintay…
Gnyan dn dti Kong amo after 1year binigyan dn ako ng key ng bhay tiis lng kbayan
Don’t hire a maid f u are not comfortable having another person in your household! Simple as that,hire a maid treat them nice and as a member of your family,it’s ridiculous to still read such story!
For this stupid employer no conciense.why employ a maid if they don’t trust.if she gave curfew to her maid ok but that time send the key home.and go back outside.dont let the maid super of cold outside.she never trust? Because she is also a person that cnnt trust.
We as domestic helper even newly hired here in Hong kong before signing your contract you must know what’s your rights. As far as I know you read first before signing your contract. If you are scared and don’t know what’s your rights as being helper your employer always down you even they knows the rules and regulations as being employer.
some employers her in Hong Kong are so rude with their house maids.just to remind you employers,without your maid,do you think you can still go to work that you know there is no one to look after your kid?do you think your house is much clean as what you think?surely not..so please be kind to your maid,..we never wish to come here to still your things,rather we came here to earn for our family.and please be guided that we are given not less than 24 hours to spend for our holiday.I wish that the hk government will take a look of this problem and do something.employers must not be given a maid once she don’t follow what is written in the contract…
Such a crazy and idiot employer..!!
7 pm curfew and no key to enter the haws,wats the use..
Some chinese pipol really think stupid,.!!
…God is the key..prayer.
it happened to me before. sometime i stay outside until 2am and i still have to do housework. but i put up with it until i finish my contract. they ask me to continue but no thanks there are a lot of employer who can treat us better like a human being
Go to consulate and seek advise..so that they can meddle with the problem if dont want the contract will be terminated or else much better seek Labor dept. Help
Why be afraid and suffer if we have God we can ask for help.
She does not have to pay an agency fee if she looks for an new job. Send her to fair employment agency they will NOT charge the helper a fee sadly yes she will have to return home for processing but please put an end to heloers paying agency fee this is avoidable NOW.
Nah there is always a choice if you really want too but of course you need to face the consequences like paying big money to the agency If you are lucky enough to find employer within 14 days after breaking the contract or you find another employer first before thinking to break the previous contract…
Tell her to seek advice to an organization who help foreign workers. I can refer to you Christian action, they can render assistance to anyone who is having difficulties in their employment. They can also help you in legal action. Or send a letter to the hk labor describing her current situations and send a copy to immigration department for them to be aware of her employer’s misconduct.
Just like me but I can’t blame my employer…because Im only 2 months here in hk…christmas eve and new years eve I have waited for them outside I cant enter the house becausei have no key..i really want to take rest but ican’t..it last for 3hrs…but Im always praying to god that hopefully they will change the way they treated me..
HK,,so many employer,,no worry,and that sound not so good for this case that employer do it so,we are same in this world, think if employer have to wait for four hours,may be she is on fire.
If you do trust ur helper then don’t get a helper that’s it,
Typical chinese employers ! Greedy and don’t care about anyone other than themselves.
sad nmn may kasama pala aq ganyan..5mos nko pero ala pko key..they dont trust me daw..but they brought me in china..I want to tell them what is reason why you are still keeping me if you dont trust me..kala nmn nila mangingiha aq gamit nila,eh andami q din gamit sa amin,problema q din nakatambak sa music room ko.akala mo nmn cla lng may magandang bahay!
Eva Padolina HL&C agency even u break or terminate wala pong agency fee.naranasan ko nag break ako sa amo.sa pinas 3k pesos binayaran ko.pag ibig at philhealth.ginawa ko ng ang papers ko sa bagong dinala na sa immigration saka pa lang ako nagbigay ng 1 month notice.bumaba ako 21 lumabas ng 30.kaya 1 month lang ako sa pinas.inabot pa yon ng holiday asean summit.
Is there no any government mediator to solve this unjust act of employer?, just asking
She can report her employers to the labor Dept also at the immigration dept. What her employer doing to her is against the law we sign contracts saying we have 24 hours rest on our day off and they dont have right to hold our phones that is our only contact to our families what kind of employers she has she has all the rights to go to the immigration and report them
I agree that pack the house in carry it all the way w’re ever they go
Dont be afraid to be terminated…if they treated you badly..let them terminate you first ..so they will pay you back..and you can find another employer,if your employer wont pay you and your agency insist to sign on something that is not right under the law in hk…DO NOT SIGN! file a case ask help in in CATHOLIC CENTER located at central near world wide and watson… 13th flr. They help terminated dh and have shelter to stay on rather than staying in your agencies boarding hauz….most of the agencies bh are dirty and have lots of bed bugs…. there is alot of options to make…dont ignore your employers wrong doing…..or you can travel Macau….to look for a new job.BUT DONT TRUST FELLOW FILIPINO HERE, MOSTLY ARE SCAMMERS….
I live with my employer for 10 yrs, and she not give me a key when I’m on day off… But it’s OK as it’s just only a key…i can return home when ever I want but curfew is 930…so they wait me instead I wait them…
Have experienced before in my first job here in hk. Same thing happened. Worst is she fired me in the middle of the night on a cold weather. It give me up to the top courage to strive more.Luckily im almost hitting my 3rd contract with my American/Danish bosses.
Correct..Correct ..to all employer like that…Carry your house outside .
Or Dont Hire a Helper..!!
Same as mine today,my employer doesnt want me to bring tge key every day off,as her reason is myabe i will lost it.but of course tge reason is they want me to help them with the kids,although i arrived early as i have curfew but i need to wait them sometimes 2hrs late.and its also not allowed to stay in the lobby as the management is very strict…
Hahahahjaja carry theirhouse and lot ????????????????
Agape AimDaisy hahjaaja carry also their ref or carry their very expensive valuables hahahhahaha????????????????????
my 2 employer was at tiu keng leng also… and I have the same problem for 2 yrs..
What’s the use of hiring a worker or house maid if you don’t trust them? Get yourself a foldable house so you can carry it wherever you wanna go so you’ll no need to worry that someone might steal something from you.
ako?6 yrs na sa bahay nila..wala.susi…d pinpdla.pg ng off waaaley hahahahhaa
i just cant understand..normal days i have keys..but of days..i cant bring it.i dunno.i still dont understand..aldo im 6yrs here na
Agape AimDaisy ???????? carry the house?
The employer scared that the helper well send back home there whole house that’s why they don’t trust to give the key to their helper…
Fair employment agency doesnt charge fees. You need to go back home only to wait your visa and have medical in philippines with your money but refundable by the agency ones you come bxck hete in hk. They accept break or terminate.
ganun nmn tlga ibng amu .. haha aq nga d bingyn ng key 1yr and 3mnths naq
yun nga din sa plgay q wala tiwala amo q kya till now d nila aq binbgyn ng ng key dahil walang tiwala.d rin nila aq ini iwan mg isa s bahay haaha.. lgi my bntay..kya aq d aq maxado ngllinis kc khit my cctv tlga sinusundan aq haha kaya never q matouch ang mga gmit nilA khit alikbok n yn. basta mg mop aq ok n punas punas ok n haha. basta inaalgaan q anak nila ok n.
As long my pagkain at do mamanakit Yong amo sis tyagaan nalang matapos para madali makahanap new amo pag finish contact. .
may kakilala ako 12 years sa amo di pinagkakatiwala ang key .pero pag uwe lage naman May Tao sa bahay.
They shouldn’t engaged helper and just do the work themselves.. God is love kabayan..Mabuhay..
Tell the labor la…
Come here to Macau to work,100 percent assurance,no violation of human rights.,no discrimination.You have your which category of job u want.Our kababayan always help giving free jobs.
Majority hongkong employer the same,if you can stand for this situation, just go on,anyway 2 years serving is not that long way,who knows if this employer saw your patience n faithful to your job,they will change their style too,through my experience, patience is the key to success,God bless kbayan,
isa lang naman ako sa ganito walang susi kahit tagal muna susi di ipagkatiwala piro anak nila pag iwanan sayo pangangalaga ok lang mas mahalaga ang susi kaysa anak nila. aanhin ko mga appliances nila diko man mabitbit kong akoy magnakaw pinunta ko dto ay matinong trabaho di yong pagnanakaw
Know one whos been with the same employer for years still wala p rn siang sariling susi s bahay nila… sad but its their choice and theyhave yjeir reasons kaya lets just wish them the best and pray for them
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