One foreign domestic worker took to social media to ask for advice on what to do when she was overwhelmed in the kitchen without revealing the details or context of her post.
In a Facebook post last Saturday (August 6th), the helper posed a question to the FDW (Working Conditions Forum) group in Singapore. She asked: “What would you do if your employer took your room and made you sleep in the kitchen?”
of the helper, despite not providing any other information about how long these sleeping arrangements had been in place or whether her employer had given her the reason she was evicted. The post attracted over 180 reactions and 47 comments.
Most of the responses were from other maids who had experienced similar situations. Many also urged helpers to contact the Ministry of Labor (MOM) for help. Some asked her to stay in touch with her employer as going to her MOM could cause her to send her back to her home country.
Here’s what they said: The helper who questioned her was certainly not alone.Last year, another housekeeper post her worries on social media after realizing that the family she worked for wasn’t giving her enough rest or privacy.
In a post on a help group for foreign domestic workers in Singapore, one S wrote that she was very patient with her job situation.
She explained that she had to work from 8:00 am to 12:30 am and that most of the work was only done at that time.
She wrote that she slept on a bed in the corner of her kitchen.
In the post, S added that she had not slept well. Because when she is lying on the bed, her family members often come to the kitchen and disturb her.
Earlier this year, another domestic helper wrote that she was forced to share a room with her employer’s daughter, who often left the lights on to listen to music and talk on the phone at 3 a.m. We were talking until
A foreign domestic worker took to social media to ask her friends for help when the family she worked for didn’t give her enough rest or privacy.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday (April 27), a netizen named Khriz Omandac Alabado wrote that he shared the problem faced by his friend.
Alabad shared a post on Singapore’s Facebook group FDW (Working Conditions Forum), writing that his friend had been with his employer for four months.
A domestic helper who had to share a room with her employer’s daughter wrote that she often came home very late and left the room light on.
Alabad said her daughter would sometimes listen to music or talk on the phone, sometimes at 2 or 3 am. As a result, domestic workers often do not get enough sleep or rest.
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