Came across an article from musings blog by Melvin, which I agree with his point of view:
I think Singaporeans could treat their foreign domestic helpers a whole lot better. For a meagre $350 or less a month, many Singaporeans (to our shame) demand a lot, if not the impossible — a maid who can understand complex instructions in a language which she is unfamiliar with (ie. English, or possibly one of our other official languages or dialects), who can cope with daily cooking, cleaning and coaching of the kids, who doesn’t make the occassional mistake (like break a dish), who doesn’t mind being yelled at or ordered around, who doesn’t need time off or to sleep, and who runs on solar power (ie. gets only instant noodles to eat for lunch and dinner).
Some people just don’t get it. We need to show more understanding to deserve being understood. If not, we ourselves won’t be happy. What’s your view?