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Is this about a day off....

Postby sushi88 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:26 pm

for the maids? :?


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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby pirated » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:58 pm

sushi88 wrote:for the maids? :?


another act by TWC2

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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby pirated » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:59 pm

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this is better, build your home, save your baby when you were out

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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby sushi88 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:10 am

pirated wrote:
this is better, build your home, save your baby when you were out



I applaud the 2 guys who saved this toddler and happy they have been recognised for their bravery and civic consciousness to come forward to help in a crisis.

However, this advert appears highly distasteful to me. Wonder why people need to do such distasteful stuff to garner attention? How can one group of priceless people be sacrificed to bring across such a message? Absurd. Is 74% even the reality, what sample size was used and where did they find these people? :?

I feel really sad :sad: for people like that...call it provocative....it is simply disrespectful to mothers. They never ask for any returns but they really don't need such advert to provoke them.

On the other hand, there is such a good video to remind people of the goodness of mums.... I feel extremely sad for Singapore to allow this sort of bad advert to happen....... :gloomy:

Look at this...


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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby pirated » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:37 am

some people has some comments on those group fighting for migraine workers ......

numbers can't lie but can be manipulated and interpreted subjectively, depends how one looks at it, which side was looked at.....we all know that....

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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby Nebbermind » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:11 am

pirated wrote:

this is better, build your home, save your baby when you were out


If SCDF were there first, they would have spent half a day doing risk assessment!

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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby Funz » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:19 am

I am all for maids having their day off. But is this video's core message about giving the maids their day off or entreating mothers to spend more time with their kids?

These days, more and more women work. When they work almost 10 hours a day, if we include travel time to and from work, someone has to care for their young ones. When they rush home, they have precious 2-3 hours left with their kids. This 2-3 hours may not be dedicated to 1 child alone, there may be 2 or 3 and there are other things that they may have to tend to. Naturally the kids' caregivers who spend more time with the child will be able to answer some of these questions more accurately. It is not just maids, but the childcare teacher or the nanny or the grandparents who will be the ones who are more current in their knowledge of what the kid wants to be when they grow up or who their best friend is.

We all know that for kids this age, ambition change all the time, fave subject changes too and best friends definitely change. So these mothers' answers may not be all that wrong, just maybe not that current.

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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby sushi88 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:30 am

Found this message from someone on the FB who is trying to alert them that a mother involved in the advert had no clue what the advert was going to turn out like this. Is this even permissible?

"Next, I am now informed by one of the ladies filmed that O&M had misled her about the purpose of the video. I understand that she thought she was participating in a video about helping domestic helpers get their day off as well as applaud the work they do in Singapore in our homes. She did not realise that it was going to be a video which would shame working mums. Neither did she realise it was going to a video which suggested that she does not allow her amazing helper to take her day off, or that she is an absent mother, both of which are completely untrue."

:slapshead:

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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby pirate » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:45 am

Well, the way to deal with certain groups is to make louder noise than them. Go complain to ASA, MDA etc... loudly.

Heck, maybe can even say that it causes distress to working mothers and should be dealt with under Protection from Harassment Act. :evil:
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Re: Is this about a day off....

Postby sushi88 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:46 am

Funz wrote:I am all for maids having their day off. But is this video's core message about giving the maids their day off or entreating mothers to spend more time with their kids?

These days, more and more women work. When they work almost 10 hours a day, if we include travel time to and from work, someone has to care for their young ones. When they rush home, they have precious 2-3 hours left with their kids. This 2-3 hours may not be dedicated to 1 child alone, there may be 2 or 3 and there are other things that they may have to tend to. Naturally the kids' caregivers who spend more time with the child will be able to answer some of these questions more accurately. It is not just maids, but the childcare teacher or the nanny or the grandparents who will be the ones who are more current in their knowledge of what the kid wants to be when they grow up or who their best friend is.

We all know that for kids this age, ambition change all the time, fave subject changes too and best friends definitely change. So these mothers' answers may not be all that wrong, just maybe not that current.


The problem with this advert is it works against the original intent. So how effective can it be?

Even for people who are supportive of giving the maids days off, this kind of warp messaging will rile up the wrong sentiments. It might even strain the relationship between a mom employer and the maid. Have they even considered that? Are they being helpful? :sweat: :slapshead:

And I agree that the kids' answers change over time. Moms who are not current with the info do not mean that they are clueless. If a child just change the best friend a day before this and has not gotten a chance to update the mum but the auntie first before this shoot, does it make the mum lesser? :shrug: 无可奈何...

Also, if mothers who have maids do not allow the children to bond with the maids, can the maids do their job well? :?
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