Can an FDW accept an offer of employment subject to her passing a "job test?"

Now and again, someone would ask for an FDW to undergo a "job test" in her house for a few days before she decides whether to employ her or not. MOM does not approve of this manoeuvre.

If the domestic were a local woman, this request would not be a problem, so long as the potential employer pays for the days that the local woman was on "test". But local domestic workers are a rare breed and live-ins are history.

"Testing" an FDW is subject to abuse. A woman with a silver tongue who really intends to employ an FDW short term can employ one for a few days (or for as long as she can escape detection) if her maid agenct is naive or conniving.

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