It is unfair to propose that foreign maids to be paid RM800 when some government servants are only getting RM600 as their starting monthly salary, Cuepacs president Omar Osman said.
It’s just not fair. Some locals working in the private sector do not even receive RM800. How can we accept foreign maids receiving RM800 as a starting salary?
RM800 is not too much for maid. Why?
1. They work longer time than the government servant. Government servant in office spent more time doing nothing than actual work.
2. Government servant to social benefits such as retirement fund, medical, bonuses, loan, housing and others assistance where maid benefits is depend to their employer agreement and pity toward his/her employee.
3. Maid work is labor and time intensive therefore that why most women choose to work in air condition office today. Government employers work in air condition office, no motivation towards improving work quality even attending so many workshops and motivational seminars.
4. Maid has no long term work guarantee because their services is at the employer discretion and no stable and permanent increment basis. Once you're a government servant you will get a permanent salary upgrade and bonuses until retirement.
I admit not the entire government servant is lazy and does less work, but the general perspective see the government job is an easy way to earn a living with social and job security without having to bleed out the sweat and standing under the sun and rain.
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