Sep
10

Should my maid be allowed to have an off day?

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Should my maid be allowed to have an off day?

This is a hot topic that many has voiced their opinion to.  I personally think this depends on your situation. 

Bear in mind, if your maid does not have an off day, you become an errand runner for her. These are the things you have to do for her:

–  Pay her a higher salary, that means normal salary plus off day.

–  Buy for her working clothes that include bras and sanitary pads.

  • You may ask why a bra? For my case, our maids come to Singapore under weight and after two to three months of living with us, they put on weight and the bra that they have been wearing does not fit them well, and since they do not have an off day and you don’t want this to be the reason for underperformance, I have to supply it to her. I usually buy it from Giant as it is cheap and good, but you have to make sure you buy the right size, they do not alow exchange. 

–  Buy for her stationary to write home with. You also have to go to the post office to buy stamps and send the letter out for her regularly. 

– Buy her books to read to pass time.

– Buy her batteries for the radio that you have given to her.

–  Buy for her shampoos, tooth brushes, tooth paste and soaps… etc.

–  You will have to help her send money home regularly, at least once or twice a month.  If your office does not have Western Union Bank or Remittance Company, you will have to do it on your off days. Most will go to Lucky Plaza on Saturday. Be prepared for the crowd and long waiting Q for doing this task.

–  If your maids come with tooth problems, you have to take off to bring her to the dentist.  

–  You have to buy a phone card for her regularly.

–  As for us we are vegetarian. Even if we tell the maid that she has to keep a vegetarian diet for the 2 years of her employment, since she does not have off days to go out to eat non-vegetarian food, we will make an effort to buy her chicken, pork or beef from the supermarket especially for her.

The above are the errands you have to run for her.

If she has off days, she will have to take care of them herself and it will not be your problem anymore.

 

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  1. Fariani says:

    Imagine we work without off day. How are we going to recharged? My guess they need a break too at least once a month? all human need to talk especially maid can’t talk at home right? For those that can’t cope the stress, may do something else to release their unhappiness. When we get a maid is like inviting a stranger to be part of our family. My opinion we need to be moderate, don’t be too good, yet don’t be too cruel. Basically they work here is for money and their pay is really low when we calculate by hour. My family don’t trust maid, so we get weekend cleaner as we don’t want to stay with a stranger. So there is always pro n cons.

  2. Tera says:

    Thank you for your question, it gives me idea what I should write in the following 2 new posts:
    “It is my maid’s right to decide if she want a off day” &
    “Should I allow my maid to talk freely at home?”

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