boffenl wrote:Sorry, meant to say "like QRM and RNT have pointed out, (some) Expats...."
I don't think I made that point, because I don't feel that way.
Why do you keep bringing that up? What difference does it make? I wouldn't have funny plugs, crappy cable or a mold problem if I was in the US either. Look outside, you're in Singapore now -- somethings actually are a bit different. Please include 'my circumstances' on that list.boffenl wrote:Please don't tell me you'd have the same situation like you enjoy in Singapore in the US.
Really?? Because I didn't know that. Why would I want someone to work 24/7 with one day off a month in the US when they work 5/5.5 here? Am I suddenly going to become an ogre when I repatriate?It would not be possible to have someone work 24/7 with one day off per month.
And while I agree that "While in Rome" it shouldn't extend to how we (Expats) treat maids. It's wonderful to know many Expats do try to engage and create relationships with their maids, but this is a frightfully small proportion of those who have maids here.
So we expats have some kind of superior moral compass? That's dangerous water you're treading there. Some expats just want an employee they can treat fairly, with respect & kindness. I see no harm in that.