Monday, March 10, 2008

Credit has been given to maids

More than 600 maids were given free health check-ups and lectures at the hospital here last sunday. As you know more and more career women go out to work and contribute to the economy.
Maids play an important role to help smoothen their path to success. Maids are the domestic helpers, their hard work needed to be appreciated. Last sunday was an International Women's Day. Dr Susan Lim, chairman of the event, said:" I thought it would begood to do something for the maids who take care of our homes and family and make it possible for us to go to work.
Maids received a thank-you for their hard work. Maids couldn't believed that the medical consultations were free. This credit had been given to maids.
This is really a good move to appreciate their work. We should treat maids like our family member, give them love and care.
What is your view about maids?

33 comments:

I love phils too said...

Hello! this is indeed a good news also because the maids n singapore are mostly filipinas. Am i right? yup last sunday was an international womens day. I received a flower. U

coolingstar9 said...

i love phils too,
Glad to know that you had received a flower.
Maids here from many countries, mostly from asia.
Have a nice week.

Sweetiepie said...

wow,free health check-ups and lectures that sounds great!I respect maids.I think it's time to for us to appreciate our maid hardwork.:)

fwidman said...

Maids are very hard working and deserve to be treated like family, that's true. I'm glad they got this medical service for free, that was nice.
I wish I had a maid :)

toby said...

The better way to treat maids are treat them like a family. This will
also give you a better services.

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coolingstar9 said...

Sweetiepie,
You are right, we need to appreciate their hardwork.
Have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

Fwidman,
You wish to have a maid, hope you can have a maid soon. Please take care maid as well like your family .
Have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

toby,
Treat them well and definitely they will feel happy. Being happy maids, they will provide excellent service, you are right.
Have a wonderful week.

jen said...

I really appreciate this write-up... thanks for having a big heart for the maids...

I strongly agree that we should treat our maids like our family members... we do that in our family. we eat together with our maid... we watched TV and go out together; she is indeed treated like our family member... my mom loves her. I treat her like my big sister as well... that's why it breaks my heart when she finally decided to move on with her career... she's planning to go abroad for the same job. I can't stop her because i know it's a good break for her... but she is always and forever welcome to come back... our door is always open for her....

thanks coolingstar...this is so timely!!!!

bluedreamer27 said...

maids should be treated as a part of the family thats what we do with our maid
its just a matter of equality of all human beings rigth?

MoonLAE said...

They should be treated accordingly like our own blood.
Let us not look down on them.

Hazel said...

hi, a tag for u..

joshuaun said...

yalor....i hate some malaysia people they think that their money is everything!!!!!!they treat them worse than an animal,i hate.....

i hope their ability will change=)

coolingstar9 said...

jen,
You family treated maids so nice, this was really a good example. Hope more family can follow your way of treating maids. Your had a great heart indeed.
YouI treated your maids like your family members... you did that in your family. you eat together with your maid... you watched TV and went out together; she was indeed treated like your family member... your mom loved her. you treated her like your big sister as well... that's why it broke your heart when she finally decided to move on with her career... she's planning to go abroad for the same job. you couldn't stop her because you knew it's a good break for her... but she is always and forever welcome to come back... your door is always open for her.
Definitely your maid will always appreciate your care and love.
Lets wish her all the best.
Have a wonderful day, jen.

coolingstar9 said...

bluedreamer27,
Why we should treat then like outsider? What you say is true, its just a matter of equality of all human beings.
Have a nice weekend again.

coolingstar9 said...

Moonlae,
You are right, why should we look down on them, they are doing honest job.
You have a good concept, lets cheer, have a nice weekend.

Hye said...

Wow... that's great. I hope all countries should be practicing that - giving awards to maids or domestic helpers.

Hye of Space of Reality

bluedreamer27 said...

hello coolingstar just dropping by to say have a great day

coolingstar9 said...

Haze,
A tag for me, I will check it out.
Thank and have a wonderful weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

Joshuaun,
It is really sad to hear from you that someone think that their money is everything.They treat maids worse than an animal.
This mindset needed to be changed, we should know a person can not success alone. Many factors leading to our success.
I believe there are some good employers treat maids well.
Thanks for your contribution, have a beautiful weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

Hye,
Your idea is good. You hope all countries should be practicing that - giving awards to maids or domestic helpers.
I hope so. Please give them some appreciation.
Hye, enjoy your blogging, have a wonderful weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

bluedreamer27,
Thanks for dropping by to say have a great day to me.
I wish you become top 5.
I will nominate your site as one of the top 5 blog site.
Have a beautiful weekend.

nisha said...

So nice to hear that maids were treated so importanty because they do play a very imp role in our lives.. we always give our maids something or the other during festivals and even apart from festivals:)

coolingstar9 said...

nisha,
Nice to hear that something given to maids during festivals or other days.
So happy to see you drop a comment here, definately I will have a nice sleep tonight.
Have a wonderful week.

Vannie said...

great write up! maids do need respect that they deserve as long as they also respect their employers!

huhuhu
which reminds me , i am still looking for a nanny!!! waaaah

thanks for this coolingstar9!'

bluecrystaldude said...

My family have changed more (MORE) than 9 maids in the past 3 years. The longest working with us only stay for 6 months. Other ran away with her boyfriend, stealing money, clothes, and house appliances, associate with burglar to deactivate our alarm system, spreading rumors in the neighborhood until we received a lot of complains, kicking our one and only cat and broke down everything that is peacefully working, such as lamp, sink, or even door knob.

Yes, I agree we must give them credits, but not after they prove to us they deserved the right. Maid that are working in my house should not complain for having much workload, because there ain't any. They just need to clean up my house. We don't even have any small kid. My youngest brother is 19 years old. Besides, all my siblings only stay at home during holiday. And my house not even that big.

We need maid because both of parents are working. Plus, my mum need someone to accompany her especially at nights where my dad are mainly doing his business outstation. But we still failed to find any that us that good. We used to have a local lady as a maid, but she resigned after almost 10 years. And that lady deserved our credits.

coolingstar9 said...

vannie,
You have the point, mutual respect is needed between employer and maid.
Maid need to do the work diligently also.
Thanks for your comment, have a nice week.

coolingstar9 said...

bluecrystaldude,
I am very glad to receive your comment on maids.
You had the good maid who worked for you for 10 years, it was really a long period and she deserved your credit, thats good. I wish you can have good maid this time also.
Nowadays, maid agency will train maids before sending them for work. I hope maids can go through proper training and be taught what needed to be done, what things not supposed to do like 1.stealing. 2.ran away with her boyfriend. 3.deactivate home security alarm system. 4.spreading rumors in the neighborhood,5.injuring pets,6.damageing things such as lamp, sink, or even door knob.
I hope maid should do the job properly, like clean up house.
I fully understand that you need maid because both of parents are working. Plus, your mum need someone to accompany her especially at nights where your dad are mainly doing his business outstation. Surely you will find the good maid.
I hope maid agency, employer and maid can interact well, so all party will be happy.
Have a wonderful year.

AngelBaby said...

My whole family uses the same housekeeper and she is just like family. She is invited to family events and gatherings because she is one of us. We all tell her how much we love her and appreciate her. She is a wonderful person and just like one of our family.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

coolingstar9 said...

Angelbaby,
Your whole family uses the same housekeeper and she is just like family. She is invited to family events and gatherings because she is one of your. Your all tell her how much your love her and appreciate her. She is a wonderful person and just like one of your family.
Your family is really treat her well, thats good.
Have a nice week end.

AngelBaby said...

Yes we do treat her very well indeed, she works hard and deserves being treated nice. My family believes in treating everyone like we want to be treated. We like it that way.

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Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Anonymous said...

Dear Coolingstar9 and others,
I think you and some of your contributors have oversteped the mark in employer / maid relationship. As a live in maid, I, and also my employers have an understanding about our working relationship. I may work in some cases that a maid becomes "part of the family" or "just like my sister" but familiarity breeds contempt,in some circumstances. I am required to wear a uniform at all times and address my employers and guests as Ma'am and Sir. There are other regulations which we agreed on and some I choose to implement as a way to keep my position as their maid totaly as a maid and not get into the so called "one of the family" syndrome.

Kim.

nabeela said...

i read all of ur posts.. but here in my family.. we dont treat maids equally.. we do give them respect but my mom doesnt like my maid to sit together with us and have lunch.. i asked her why and she was like because maids are maids they should just stay in their limits bla bla.. its like if we give them too much of respect n "treat them like family" they will act like OUR BOSSES.. i noe tht they will coz the same happend with my sis and her maid.. once i went to visit her and saw my sister doing housework and cleaning floor and the maid sitting and eating an apple.. n she was like its a good excersice for her i was like wtf! but they did'nt kick her out coz my sisters husband likes her it seems..