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Uh oh, whatever will people do...

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:09 am

...when they have to start treating their maids as more than unwanted personal property? :o

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... _LeadStory

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Re: Uh oh, whatever will people do...

Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:56 am

zzm9980 wrote:...when they have to start treating their maids as more than unwanted personal property? :o

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... _LeadStory


Labor exporting countries should start talking to one another about all this. If the OPEC can practically hold the world hostage...

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:28 am

The local newspaper will be full of letters once this gets out I imagine.
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Postby x9200 » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:57 pm

Still this is a supply and demand market. If people could not afford a maid there will be less demand for them and more demand on their quality. The maids are so popular here because they are cheap. There are no other significant factors justifying the demand (maybe except some cultural inertia). Likely a double edged sword situation.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 4:38 pm

x9200 wrote:Still this is a supply and demand market. If people could not afford a maid there will be less demand for them and more demand on their quality. The maids are so popular here because they are cheap. There are no other significant factors justifying the demand (maybe except some cultural inertia). Likely a double edged sword situation.


If the gahmen has anything to worry about next GE, this will be the issue to unite the people behind the opposition.. "We want our cheap domestic helpers!!" :P

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 5:21 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:Still this is a supply and demand market. If people could not afford a maid there will be less demand for them and more demand on their quality. The maids are so popular here because they are cheap. There are no other significant factors justifying the demand (maybe except some cultural inertia). Likely a double edged sword situation.


If the gahmen has anything to worry about next GE, this will be the issue to unite the people behind the opposition.. "We want our cheap domestic helpers!!" :P


Tsk tsk tsk...

These people. Only supporting whichever cause that is the most convenient and that can provide 'short-term/immediate' satisfaction...

I will not be surprised if the voters swing their votes like Tarzan when this issue gets heralded.


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