Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Here’s how I celebrated it, I got up at 6:30am was on a conference call, went for meetings with my boss, did some more work and finished up about 8. It’s a job I thoroughly enjoy and one that is the reason that getting up early is worth every minute of it. I stand on the shoulders of many great women who paved the way so that I may have dreams and achieve them. One of which is being able to build a career.
So it saddens me to be contemplating this post.
As far as I know, it is the 21st century and slavery has been outlawed so I’m thoroughly shocked about the out cry from the legislation of giving maids a day off. Seriously? We are a developed nation, are we not?
I have never directly employed a housekeeper so I really can’t say what they can possibly get up to on their off days but if they don’t act professionally, can’t you just fire them? You would do that with an employee at work, right? Another thing, if you don’t treat them professionally but like slaves, you are then surprise that they act like slaves and steal from you. There can’t be any reason good enough that doesn’t warrant someone a day off, which could also mean she can stay home and not have you holler for her to do something. Also, if this is how your boss in your office treats you, quit, it doesn’t give you the right to treat someone else like so.
To all the Singaporeans who can’t find in themselves to understand why a human being may need a day off, just imagine if it was your daughter, sister, wife or mother.
‘Nuff said, I can’t talk about this any more. Singaporeans, please, we are truly made of better stuff than this.