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Postby JayCee » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 2:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JayCee wrote:
x9200 wrote:
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Sonar wrote:To be honest, I have more trouble understanding why couples with no kids have live-in maids.


Because they have health issues and need an extra set of hands

Because they have pets and travel

Because they do a lot of entertaining

Because they can afford it and want one

:roll:


The final 2 points are what BillyB was talking about. Surely if people have kids they should be prepared to make a sacrifice or two and actually spend some time with the said offspring? If "entertaining" is more important than being a parent to some people, well that's just sad


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Postby nakatago » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 3:03 pm

JayCee wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JayCee wrote:
x9200 wrote:
JayCee wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Sonar wrote:To be honest, I have more trouble understanding why couples with no kids have live-in maids.


Because they have health issues and need an extra set of hands

Because they have pets and travel

Because they do a lot of entertaining

Because they can afford it and want one

:roll:


The final 2 points are what BillyB was talking about. Surely if people have kids they should be prepared to make a sacrifice or two and actually spend some time with the said offspring? If "entertaining" is more important than being a parent to some people, well that's just sad


Oops.


Oops.........

......just can't resist! Your masters is showing! :lol:


Please leave the forum if you don't have anything useful to say


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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 3:35 pm

Please leave the country if you don't agree that Changi is the best airport in the world.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 6:36 pm

I just think if people can afford a maid and they treat her well, what business is it of ours if they have kids or not? Or pets? Or want to think they are rich? Or have to do a lot of entertaining? Who really gives a rat's ass?

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 7:31 pm

Is none of our business (at least to large extent) but we may have our opinions.
One may also wonder if the degree of pathology visible around should be or should be not of our business. Take for example our ever popular Singaporean soldier and the maid carrying behind him his very soldier equipment. I don't think it is extremely good that many parents give no s*t about their children being brought up solely by the maids or that they are unable to do anything by themselves. Short term - probably no problem, but a longer term?

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Postby Sonar » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 8:19 pm

I'm not saying that people with no kids shouldn't have a maid. Its up to them, makes no difference to me, and it gives someone a job. I just don't understand how you would keep a person occupied!

I read what people write, and sometimes I get the sense that some people get a maid, and then resent her presence in the house. I wonder if part of this is feeling like they aren't getting their "moneys worth".

I am talking about people who have a washing machine, yet make the maid hand wash the clothes to save power. Or want the windows cleaned daily. I mean, fine, if that's the way they want to live, but there again some seem so unhappy with the presence of a maid, and when its clear they have no kids or pets or old people to be cared for, I genuinely wonder why they have a maid at all.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 8:22 pm

The subject of maids in Singapore is a lot like all the crap reality shows that are on in the US (Real Housewives, Kardashians, etc...) They provide the masses with a ready excuse to feel morally superior.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 8:44 pm

The masses have the maids so not the masses at nothing with moral superiority.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 9:28 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:I just think if people can afford a maid and they treat her well, what business is it of ours if they have kids or not? Or pets? Or want to think they are rich? Or have to do a lot of entertaining? Who really gives a rat's ass?


I don't think people who vote Democrat should be allowed to have maids. After all, having servants is 'exploiting the little people' is it not?

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 9:36 pm

JR8 wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:I just think if people can afford a maid and they treat her well, what business is it of ours if they have kids or not? Or pets? Or want to think they are rich? Or have to do a lot of entertaining? Who really gives a rat's ass?


I don't think people who vote Democrat should be allowed to have maids. After all, having servants is 'exploiting the little people' is it not?


I guess this is supposed to be a clever retort but the point of my post was that 'having servants' is not 'exploiting the little people' but I guess you missed that part.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 9:53 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:I just think if people can afford a maid and they treat her well, what business is it of ours if they have kids or not? Or pets? Or want to think they are rich? Or have to do a lot of entertaining? Who really gives a rat's ass?


I don't think people who vote Democrat should be allowed to have maids. After all, having servants is 'exploiting the little people' is it not?


I guess this is supposed to be a clever retort but the point of my post was that 'having servants' is not 'exploiting the little people' but I guess you missed that part.


No actually I hadn't read your post.

[this is the clever retort]

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Postby Sonar » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:09 pm

I suppose it depends what you mean by exploitation.

If I could afford to pay a maid $1600 but I choose to pay her $800, and she is happy, then is that exploitation?

But if I then expect her to work 16 hour days with no days off and sleep on the floor, and generally treat her like crap because I know that she desperately wants to hold on to the job, then that is exploitation (pretty much regardless of how much you are paying).

Its wielding financial power over someone just because you can.


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