SINGAPORE: An employer who did not want her maid to wash her clothes together with the family’s, took to social media asking others for advice.
In an anonymous post to a Facebook support group, the woman wrote: “I would like to ask my helper to wash her clothes separately. I’m not comfortable with having her wash her clothes together with my family’s”. She explained that she had nothing against her maid and said that she did not even like it when her own siblings washed their clothes with hers.
“Since she is just 1 person and she doesn’t have many clothes, it would be a waste of water and electricity to use the washing machine. So I plan to buy for her a mini portable washing machine for her to use whenever she wants to wash her clothes”, the woman wrote. In her post, she asked other employers if they, too, did this. She also asked other helpers how they would feel if their employers told them to wash their clothes separately.
Here’s what others said in the group: