Ms Juanita Salvacion is 37 yrs. of age and single. She has a
Bachelor of Art, majoring in English and speaks and understands
English well. She comes from the central Philippine province of
Iloilo, a day's journey from Manila by sea.
She first came to Singapore in September 1991 and went home a
little over 4 years later, in January 1996. She intended to go
home and start life anew in the Philippines, but after a year and
a half at home she decided that she was still better off in
Singapore as a domestic help, for in spite of her education she
could not find a job that pays sufficiently well. So she returned
to work again in Singapore in November 1997, for one Stephany
Jane Keel, an American expatriate now back in the States (since
During this period Juanita (Nov 97 - Dec 98) Juanita learnt a lot
from what she considered was a perfectionist. Mrs Keel was
diabetic and she was also a dietitian. Juanita benefit much from
her, even though Mrs Keel was very strict and demanded a high
standard from her.
So when Mrs Keel went home, she was snapped up by one Martin
Anthony Reinke, an Aussie expat. Mr Reinke was quite impressed by
Juanita, but his attempt to bring her to London with her was
unsuccessful. The Reinkes had one child, a girl 2½ years
old when Juanita went to work for them.
She next worked for Douglas Hornell-Scott from Jul 99 until Jun
00. There was only child in the family. Mrs Hornell-Scott was
principal caregiver but as she had a fairly active social life
Juanita often had to do the babysitting. The child was 3½
years old at the time she left. Mr Hornell-Scott who was
previously in Hong Kong where he had a maid for 4 long years
decided to help her work abroad again and that was when Juanita
transferred to her current position.
Her current employer is one Susanne Lindell, for whom she began
working a year ago, in June 2000. This interviewer has spoken
with Mrs Lindell who obviously thinks highly of Juanita. In her
written evaluation of Juanita, she scores her very high in
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Mr Lindell who is an executive with Ikea, the Swedish Furniture
Superstore in Singapore, is due to go home in June 2002,
coinciding with the expiration of Juanita's contract. However, he
is prepared to release her as early as 1st May, 2002 if Juanita
is ready to travel to Canada then to take up an offer.
Juanita's answers are consistent and her memory is good, for when
I had to ask her again for her work experience, she never
contradicted herself. Her spoken English is good. (She has a BA
with a major in English - including English Literature, American
Literature and World Literature).
Juanita is very patient! She is prompt and quite thorough, for
she comes with all the documents a job applicants is assummed to
have - 2 job references, transcript of record, etc.
I have no doubt that she will be successful in a position that
calls for intelligence, diligence, patience, honesty and
Miss Juanita Salvacion has a total of 7 years' experience as a
live-in domestic worker.