27 Jun '11, 3am

Maids should be treated with respect and be allowed private lives: Voices

I believe most employers are agreeable to let their maids have a rest-day/wk with the exception of some maids needed to look after the sick elderly or special needs child. Although MOM has clarified that employer will not be penalised if their maid is found pregnant but MOM want employer to pay the cost of repatriation ($2500). That is not acceptable and it is a potential "loopholes" for maid who may find excuses not to work for their employer and find ways to "break the law" and allow them a faster way to return to their country. Hiring a maid sometimes depends on your "luck". Some employers get good obedient maids but some of us are "not so lucky". Some maids are simply problematic and instead of helping employer, they create more problem for the employer. Return the "lousy" maid to the agency comes with additional cost and agency will pass the problematic maid to anothe...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110627-0000065/Every...

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