Problems with abuse of maid continue in Singapore. There is not very many days where one can go by without reading news of a maid who has died of abuse in many terrifying ways, such as being scalded or starved to death.
What is the root cause of all that? They could be many answers to that question. However, one simple way to see things is as follows – maid owners do not understand that they are supposed to be employees. Instead, they see them more of a tool and property.
Indeed, some people labour under the impression that if they aren’t squeezing 120% out of their maid, they are not “getting their money’s worth.” This is a gross misinterpretation of the entire reason of hiring maids. They are intended to be assistance, not complete replacements.
Because they are unable to see them as employers, instead they give them overly tough tasks to accomplish, such as cleaning an entire house in one day, and then making them sleep on the Kitchen floor.
Can you imagine working at a job if it treated you like that? We imagine that there are not many jobs in the world that is as tough as that except one: the life of a slave. And of course, there are many stories of slaves rebelling against their cruel masters, often in very violent ways.
Therefore, always remember: the Maids are not your slaves, they are assisted help, employees and sometimes if they’re lucky, they can eventually become as close as a family member. This relationship is a two-way street: if you mistreat your maid, karma will return to punish you, but if you treat them well they will be motivated to work harder for you.
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