overtime

Few days back I am reading in paper that one man is falling from building construction. He fall down and die. So sad I feel for this man. He is not getting his overtime pay for two month but still he working overtime. So he can send money to his family. Poor man. Now the only overtime he is doing is in heaven. I feel very sad when I read story like this.

Maid is not get overtime pay. Because we not have any fix time to work. Like some day I work till 8. Some days my work get over at 7. Some days 9 or even 12 midnight if maam is having party. Like that  there no fix time. so how we can get overtime? But so many time I wish I get overtime pay.

Like one time I am suppose to go for my holiday on Friday. Maam say Sally you have to work this Friday because I am having big dinner in house. So full Friday instead of going out I have to stay home and cook. This is overtime work but I not get any extra money. Sometime when maam is having guest in house I have to do double work for so many day. Like double laundry. Double cooking. Double washing. But no double pay. Overtime work but no overtime pay.

I tell my friend Maria that it would be so good if all maid get overtime pay. Maria is always think how to make more money. She say Sally if you want overtime pay why you not do part time work somewhere? Like ironing or cooking in afternoon. When your maam is not at home. Maria always have some solution like this. But if I get caught doing part time work then I can be deport. Forever ban from Dubai work. Bye bye Dubai. So for me that is not good solution.

It better I not think of this overtime. It better I not do part time work for overtime pay. Because then it will not be overtime but time over for me in Dubai. Like the poor man who fall from building. Time over. Forever.

10 comments:

i.r. said...

To the writer - super fun read, but sometimes gets a bit long in the tooth w/all the moralizing. Other than that - almost as good as "The Help":)


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Anonymous said...

It seems that you are never happy. You know what ? Finf yourself another Maam...and you may cry... She seems to be a nice woman after all, and you know how maids are badly treated so often. What a shame you don't appreciate...
All my maids whom have worked as maids in Philippines with Philipinos employers were very bad treated for salary as small as 150 dhs...

Anonymous said...

I'm an American woman. I've not got a maid, I've got me. I care for my house, for my husband and for my children. I have a full time job, I do the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, etc. I drive my children to and from school and my husband and I only go out once in awhile. I understand you're feeling unappreciated. You're doing the job that the wife and mother should be doing, but you're doing it for other people. Its hard work. It's work that you don't feel appreciated for. I think it's nice that the woman you work for offered you a blanket when you were cold and has gone out of her way to be nice in so many other ways. Try to remember the ways in which she's been kind to you, during the times when you feel that she's not. I know it's difficult. Sometimes people don't mean to come across a certain way, they don't even realize that they've been rude or hurtful. I'm glad this woman doesn't hurt you, doesn't hold your salary. I think it doesn't matter what job a person has, they should all be treated equally. CEO, Banker, Teacher, Gardener, Housemaid/Nanny, at the end of the day, no one person is any better than another and they shouldn't be treated like that.

Anonymous said...

At every level, we have jobs we don't really like but we do them for a living.
Many people would work all their lives at a job they hate. So for you it's just the same dear. What do you expect ? Do you have any skills to do something else ? Or are you just jealous ?
Nobody forced you to apply in agency for this kind of job...and I believe you were so happy to leave philippines to work here ans have an income x 8, compare with what you get home.

Your madam is paying you for what you are giving her, ans that's it !

Alexandra said...

To all the mean comments:get a hike folks!!!!!!
1.nobody forces you to read this site,therefore stop the nasty comments.
2.if you would do a little bit of research you will understad what Sally's blog it's all about.
But as they say:“Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all: the apathy of human beings".........

P.S. 'Sally'-I read your article in Cosmo.It rocks.Keep up the good spirits :)

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Anonymous said...

it seems that you don't have enough time ,but i wish you all the best in the future and if you need a part time job for my flat,please contact me,my cleaning lady just got pregnant...cdlnz_pc@pchome.com.tw

Anonymous said...

or if you can refer a friend who wants a part time..cdlnz_pc@pchome.com.tw

Sadiq Multitech said...

It appears that you are perpetually discontent. You recognize what ? Finf yourself an alternate Maam...and you may holler... She appears to be a pleasant lady truth be told, and you know how servants are seriously treated so frequently. What a disgrace you don't appreciate...all my cleaning specialists whom have acted as house keepers in Philippines with Philipinos bosses were terrible treated for compensation as little as 150 dhs...

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