Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sweetheart, I oso want a day off!

This news is not relevant to me.

We don't have a maid.

I am THE MAID in the house. And I have a FULL TIME JOB!!!

I wash the dishes, mob the floor, clean BOTH toilets, ALL the DIY stuff, throw out the trash, drive the car, etc.

My wife on the other hand, watches YouTube, surf forums, play with the dogs, SLEEPS [ALLTHE TIME!!!].

If if I can do ALL OF THE ABOVE, then why do all the Singaporean cocksuckers CANNOT go one day a week without a maid.

[So what if on that off-day she's sucking the cock of a bangla construction worker? Would you rather she sucks YOUR HUSBAND's cock???]

This is because Singaporean cocksuckers think that:

1) If I pay you a few hundred dollars a month means I fucking own your ass. It means not only you have to work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. IT ALSO means after you're done cleaning my house, you will have to clean the houses of my sister, brother, in-laws, best-friend, and my immediate superior at work, ALL IN THE SAME WEEK.

2) If you are from the following countries: PRC, India, all of South China and all other Southeast Asian countries, we [the people from the tiny red dot] are more superior than you. Therefore, WE'RE FULL JUSTIFIED in doing the above (1).

3) We are fucking lazy and we only want to stuff our fucking face with cheap sushi and then go queue up to bet on Toto/4-D/a football team other than the Singapore National Team.

4) Yeah, on the other hand, we Singaporeans are not shit-heads. We know how you FTs feel about being exploited. Now, that you've oredi done the kao-peh-kao-boo'ing, LET'S MOVE ON, ok? [I love this all-ecompassing "Let's move on" shit.]

So, Sweetheart [speaking to my Singaporean wife now].... can I have my Sunday off? I want to go Dempsey Road. [If you're fucking Pinoy, of course you go Lucky Plaza la; but me? I got CLASS man..]




Singapore to require 1 day off a week for maids
SINGAPORE (AP) — Maids in Singapore will soon get something that many people around the world take for granted: a day off.
Starting next year, maids must receive one day off a week or additional compensation to work that day, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin told Parliament late Monday.
Worker and human-rights groups praised the change Tuesday, saying it will bring Singapore closer to international labor norms.
"We are happy to note that Singapore is taking a significant step forward toward matching domestic laws and policies with international labor standards," Trina Liang Lin, president of the Singapore Committee for U.N. Women, said in a statement. "It is simply the right thing to do."
About one in five Singapore households has a full-time, live-in maid.
Rights groups have urged the government to bolster safeguards for the city-state's 206,000 domestic workers, who mostly come from Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and India. Employers are not currently legally required to give domestic workers any days off, while local and non-maid foreign workers are allowed at least one day off a week.
Tan said the new rules would be applied to all maid contracts that begin after Jan. 1, 2013. Rights groups called for the day off to be implemented immediately.
"The Singaporean government's recognition of a weekly rest day as a basic labor right will make the lives of migrant domestic workers better," said Nisha Varia, senior women's rights researcher at U.S.-based Human Rights Watch. "But this important reform should go into effect this year and apply to all domestic workers and their current contracts."
Rights groups were also concerned that employers will be able to pay maids one day's wages to work on a day off, if maids agree. Workers who are not maids are entitled to two days' salary for working on a day off.
Employers can cancel a maid's contract at any time without cause, and some employers may threaten maids to accept extra pay instead of taking a day off, said the Singapore-based Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics, or HOME.
Tan told Parliament that some families said they were against giving maids days off because they could socialize and become pregnant during their free time.
"Some employers felt that their maids don't need a rest day because they have enough rest on a daily basis, or that giving maids a weekly rest day will make it difficult for employers to cope when they need a break during their own days off," Tan said. "One oft-repeated concern is the fear that maids will misbehave or become less compliant as a result."
One employer told the Straits Times newspaper that she would seek to pay her maid the extra day's wages rather than allow her to take a day off.
"This is bad news for women who are working," said 49-year-old mother of four children Poon Boon Eng, according to the paper. "If I let her go out four days a month, it will be very hectic for me. I need to rest on Sunday too."
Tan said the lack of days off in Singapore had made the country a less attractive place than Hong Kong or Taiwan for domestic workers to work.
According to a Manpower Ministry study, most employers give maids at least one day off a month, but many do not give any days off, Tan said.
"Many women in such situations find it difficult to cope with the social isolation and demands of the job," said HOME, which provides legal advice and consulting services to maids. "As a result, many of them suffer from anxiety, depression and loneliness."
Singapore media often chronicle stories of maids who are physically and verbally abused by employers, which sometimes leads to violence by maids against employers.
"We need to treat our foreign labor force decently," Tan said. "There's a minority of irresponsible employers who flout the rules and mistreat their foreign workers. These incidents get amplified, whether in mainstream media or social media. We will take action against such employers."
The change to the labor law must be approved by Parliament. It is expected to pass because the government holds the vast majority of seats.

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