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SINGAPORE: A disgruntled employer took to social media to ask others for advice on how to teach maids to behave professionally inside and outside the home.

In an anonymous post on a Facebook support group for both employers and domestic helpers, the woman said her new maid was rumored to be her.

She wrote that she had less than four years of maid experience and that the helpers were gossiping about her despite house rules she had in place to protect the family’s privacy. “My best friend’s helper said so. She used to gossip to get my helper’s attention. How do I explain this concept to a very simple woman, Or is she just playing me?” asked the woman. The helper’s employer, she said, said her family was very kind and she paid the maid $875, which she said was above the market rate.

The woman also added that she gave the helper a bonus even though she had been working less than a year and “she’s a mediocre helper who can’t cook and always forgets things.” .

“I would like to give her a chance to turn things around, but I am not satisfied with what I have heard, so I will only give her one chance. I mistakenly assumed I understood something, do you want me to give you an example? We will talk to her and explain things to her and hope we get the same back,” the employer wrote.

Netizens who commented on the employer’s post weren’t entirely convinced. He said he didn’t understand the whole story and only heard one side of the story. Some even instructed their employers to consult helpers.

Here’s what they wrote:

Last month, an employer posted on social media the realities of domestic help.

In an anonymous post to a support group for both employers and helpers, the man said that when other employers complained about maids staying up late or not doing housework, it was because of expectations management. Perhaps because I was wrong, I wrote that the maids thought so at first. Didn’t you have a lot of chores to do?

He added that he told the maid that if the house didn’t have much to do, he wouldn’t be spending money every month on cleaning in the first place. He added: “I always set boundaries for my helpers about what they have to do and what they should do because it’s their job and they have an obligation to do it well in order to get paid. A helper should not be demanding or feel obligated to his employer other than to pay his salary on time and provide a proper meal.”

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To maids who complain about their workload, employers say that if their household doesn’t have a lot of chores, they probably don’t need helpers in the first place.

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