08 Mar '11, 7am

Why insist on holding maids to lower standard of rights?: In a recent job interview, I was asked about my views

Ms Trina Liang-Lin ("Why maids' rights should matter to us", March 8) raises a good point. In a recent job interview, I was asked about my views on achieving a work-life balance. I replied to say that it is something positive but was puzzled as to why I was asked for my opinion on this matter. Upon seeking clarification, I found out that the company require staff members to respond to emergency cases, hence, they want staff members who can be available almost immediately. Work-life balance may not be something many employers want to offer. But I believe work-life balance doesn't need to handicap a company's expectations of its staff - in fact it can create more loyalty among staff, resulting in longer-term service from employees who find their bosses understand their family responsibilities. Ms Liang-Lin's other important point is the need for maids to have a day off. Maid...

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