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One Thing That Pisses Me Off About Singapore

Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Jul 2012 9:27 pm

Just to go along with the "Ten Things I Hate"... it's the treatment of maids... and I will give you but one small example of the "small" people here and the way they treat their maids.

My wife is a volunteer at aidha (http://www.aidha.org/aidha-around-the-w ... singapore/), an organization that teaches maids about finance, leadership, and self actualization... really a great program.

One maid in the class was allowed by her employer to attend the aidha classes every other Sunday, but from 10 AM to 3 PM only... a very tight window. Twice, she could not complete class and be home by 3 PM. Employer's response? Has now prohibited the maid from taking any classes at all.

All I can say is "ASSHOLE!!!!". Here is a person at about the lowest end of the spectrum, doing what she can to improve her lot, and instead of support, she gets an asshole that blocks her. People like this make me want to puke.

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 03 Jul 2012 9:59 pm

And is that Sunday the only day that the maid has her day off? Poor thing... :(

Some employers here (especially the local ones) are really inhumane.

I have met two of them who terminated their maids recently, just because their maids wished to spend a week back in their hometown on their first flight back after working with them for many years. They only allowed them to return over the weekend.

The very same employers are also the ones who complains loudly over mandatory day off rule for maids, thinking that since they pay for them to be here, they have all the right to have them working every single day.

I felt like slapping them across their faces whenever they say that.

Effing inhumane!

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Post by morenangpinay » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 3:08 pm

next to the employers who also ask their maids to take the kids with her during sunday..like the one i talked to at mcdonalds in lucky plaza.she was ordering a meal for the child and mentioned, that the kid was asking her to buy stuff as if her parents gave her any money to spend for the kid. so, she had no choice but buy the meal out of her own money.

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