31 May '11, 3am

Hannah’s Ordeal | The Online Citizen

There are two sides to this matter. I believe and practise that maids be must treated well, paid well and respected, but they too must live up to our trust. First, I do not condone what happened to the maid in the story. she should not be made to work at two places and if at all in exceptional circumstances, she should be compensated adequately. This is what we do. For example, if all of us are out or working, my maid will call my brother’s maid for help. We compensate the maid with a small allowance. My maid sleeps by 10am everyday. I have given my maids bonuses, advance salaries and various perks as much as possible. My maid can use my home phone anytime to call home. But there are maids who are given the wrong impression in their home countries that working in Singapore is very easy and they come with the wrong expectations and leave disappointed because they just can’t...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/hannah%E2%80%99s-ordeal/

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