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Qatar real estate firm denounces, retracts permission policy for workers (updated)

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Nasser's Village compound
Nasser’s Village compound

Updated at 4:15pm to reflect NBK’s retraction of policy and statement sent to Doha News and at 6pm with comment from Amnesty International.

A Qatar real estate company has withdrawn a policy that was introduced in its residential compounds yesterday requiring sponsors to produce written permission to security guards before their house help leaves the compound.

The board of directors of Nasser Bin Khaled Real Estate, which manages more than QR2 billion of real estate, including Nasser’s Village compound in Abu Hamour and another in West Bay Lagoon, this afternoon issued an apology for the new policy, which it called “shameful” and said constituted illegal practices.

Tenants were sent a letter yesterday that stated:

“It is strictly prohibited for residents’ housemaids to leave the compound without a permission letter from the housemaid’s tenant, to avoid any conflicts and neighborhood problems.

In addition, neither the management nor the security of the compound shall be responsible for any escape of any of your housemaids or the safety of children. Parents are advised to use appropriate means for the safety of their children.”

That notice had been issued without the permission of NBK’s board of directors, according to an official statement sent to Doha News this afternoon by Tammam Akkari, Director of Legal Affairs at NBK Holding Group.

He said:

“The Company has always been and will continue to be an unconditional supporter of the workers’ rights and a vehement defender of the human rights that are one of the top priorities of the State of Qatar and the Laws of the country, without any ounce of discrimination or prejudgments. The ‘prohibitions’ or ‘restrictions’ contained in the circular constitute illegal and inacceptable practices.”

Apologizing to the tenants, and to the citizens and residents of Qatar, he said the company was immediately withdrawing the policy and that its ethics committee would open an investigation on the matter.

“Appropriate disciplinary measures shall be taken against the General Manager of NBK Real Estate,” the statement concluded.

He told Doha News that all tenants would be sent a letter this afternoon apologizing and retracting the policy.

Rationale

A NBK real estate manager told Doha News earlier today that the new policy was implemented after a recent incident in one of the company’s compounds.

He said a domestic worker quit her job and moved out of her sponsor’s home without informing them, leaving a baby alone in the house while both parents were out.

Excerpt of NBK Real Estate letter to tenants
Excerpt of NBK Real Estate letter to tenants

He said the child’s parents and compound management were alerted when a neighbor reported hearing the baby crying and security was called to investigate.

As a result, some tenants questioned why security guards had not stopped the woman from leaving the compound, and called for the company to take action to prevent similar situations from happening in the future, he said.

The new policy requires the sponsor of the domestic worker to write and submit a letter to security guards each time the nanny or housemaid wishes to leave the grounds of the compound.

However, the NBK manager said that tenants can opt out of the new policy if they contact their compound management in writing. He continued:

“This rule was brought in to try to mitigate any risk. What happened before was serious. But if a tenant is not happy, and they want their housemaid to move around freely, they can write a letter to their management saying that they give their permission for their maid to come and go. This letter should say that our security and management will not be held responsible for anything which might happen.

We will not impose this on anyone who doesn’t want it. We just want to make sure there is security when tenants are not in their houses. Security for their property, their possessions and their kids. We want to protect the interests of our tenants.”

Workers’ rights

News of the policy sparked an immediate online outcry, with many denouncing the policy as illegal and tantamount to collective punishment.

While the labor law here does not include domestic workers, Qatar is a signatory to CEDAW (the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women), which it ratified in 2009.

The convention defines discrimination against women as “…any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”

Amnesty International condemned the initial decision. Researcher Mustafa Qadri said in a statement to Doha News: “Any such policy would be a clear violation of the right to freedom of movement, and is likely also in violation of some international labor standards.

“On a practical level, it would compound the problems faced by domestic workers who already suffer because the Labor Law doesn’t apply to them, and, like almost all migrant labor in Qatar, have had their passports confiscated and are tied to their employer under the Kafala (sponsorship) system.

“Rather than punish domestic workers further, the authorities and their employers should respect the right to freedom of movement, and the right to change employers,” he added.

Along with other Gulf states, Qatar has been intensely criticized by human rights organizations and workers’ groups for failing to have sufficient mechanisms in place to protect its sizable population of female household staff.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Amnesty International estimates there are around 84,000 women in Qatar working as household staff, including nannies, housemaids and cooks.

The rights group said the demographic is especially vulnerable to exploitation as the private nature of their work can make investigation of allegations of maltreatment difficult.

Documented abuses include complaints about excessive working hours, late and unpaid wages, restrictions on movement and sexual assaults.

In April 2013,  Amnesty International published a 63-page report  “My sleep is my break: Exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Qatar.” The document called for a total overhaul of the system governing the rights of domestic staff, which it described as being broken beyond repair.

The report, comprised of interviews with 52 women working as maids, included harrowing accounts of psychological, physical and sometimes sexual abuse of domestic workers based in Qatar, at the hands of both local and expat sponsors.

No GCC contract

For months, Qatar had been part of discussions among GCC states to introduce a unified contract for domestic workers, which would have been applied across the region’s member states and given legal rights and protections to household staff.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

After more than a year of debate, it appeared that a common policy had been agreed Gulf states in November last year.

Among the provisions announced at the time were a weekly day off, the right to live outside their employer’s home, a six-hour working day with paid overtime and the right to travel at any time, the director general of the public authority for workforce Jamal Al-Dosari confirmed to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA.

However, just days later representatives from Gulf labor ministries backtracked, and were reported in media as saying they didn’t actually have the authority to introduce binding changes.

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Pete P
Pete P
6 years ago

This is insane!

KK
KK
6 years ago

OMG ! No Mr. NBK compound manager; it is all about ‘control’. Controlling (read ‘owning’) people is deeply embedded in Qatar. Security is used as an excuse.

Nuremburg
Nuremburg
6 years ago
Reply to  KK

This is very true. I’ve always thought the large numbers of schools and workplaces in the country which have cameras in almost every room for our ‘safety’ was unsettling. It is going down a rocky path in regards to migrant rights.

R.D.H
R.D.H
6 years ago

Now this is crazy.

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago

This is crazy, and it is done by so-called modern civilized humane expats who keep bashing Qataris for their treatment of maids. Hypocritical bastards!

SullyofDoha
SullyofDoha
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

To be fair, nothing in the story alleges as to the treatment of the maid by the sponsors. The story is about how the NBK real estate office came up with the decree. BTW, is NBK real estate a Qatari company?

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  SullyofDoha

I read the story a few times but couldn’t work out who the expats are that Yacine is referring to. I figured I wasn’t paying close enough attention, or the story has been edited.

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael Fryer

You clearly have very limited reading skills. Read this:
“As a result, some tenants questioned why security guards had not stopped the woman from leaving the compound, and called for the company to take action to prevent similar situations from happening in the future, he said.”
In other words, the decision NBK management took was called for by the tenants, who are obviously all expats, Is that all clear? 🙂

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

Why do you assume the tenants are all expats? Qataris, in small numbers, live in compounds too.

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael Fryer

Oh come on!

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

There’s at least 4 villas of nationals living on my compound, which incidentally is also quite close to “Nasser’s Village” too. I just don’t see the need to automatically ascribe certain behavior to this Qatari/expat divide. Can’t we just condemn something for being fundamentally wrong and unethical, without linking it to a nationality, and all the associated baggage that applies?

Neither you nor I know the nationality of the tenants, or the management. And, frankly, we don’t know whether the notion that management is doing this in response to a request by tenants is even the whole truth. There’s no need whatsoever for nationality to come into any part of this discussion.

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael Fryer

Assumptions are the currency of most doha news comments, Qatari’s do live in compounds, it’s likely, to agree with @disqus_j0LYn7qiNI:disqus that it wasn’t a nationality that requested this, and agree with you, that why add fuel to the fire!

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael Fryer

There are a number of Qataris that live on my compound as well.

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

It’s like being rude is the new being nice!

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  SullyofDoha

Do you guys read?
“As a result, some tenants questioned why security guards had not stopped the woman from leaving the compound, and called for the company to take action to prevent similar situations from happening in the future, he said.”
Some tenants wanted this. Who do you think live in compounds? Expats.

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

Regardless of nationality, if an idiot asks for something, you just give it to them?

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaded

I am not saying JBK are not also to blame, but honestly, I understand that they do not care. For them it is money first. So if some tenants are not happy and complaining or even threatening to leave, the compound management has to find a solution to keep them, not a solution to uphold the human rights of the absconding maid. This is how things work in many places and not only Qatar, unfortunately.

Matt9005
Matt9005
6 years ago

As insane as the rule is, it is sick to leave a baby alone and just walk out when the care of that child has been entrusted to you. “..But if a tenant is not happy, and they want their housemaid to move around freely, they can write a letter to their management saying that they give their permission for their maid to come and go”…This provides protection for both parties.

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  Matt9005

If your housemaid hates you and hates her job so much she wants to quit, but is prevented from doing so because of rules like this, use your imagination and think what she may be doing to your baby behind your back.

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago
Reply to  Matt9005

It’s even more insane to leave a baby in the hands of an unhappy stranger who is not allowed to leave

jalong
jalong
6 years ago
Reply to  Matt9005

Or maybe–just maybe–the story about the maid leaving a child alone isn’t even true and just another lame excuse to limit the movements of foreign workers.

Susan
Susan
6 years ago

There is no way this is legal, let alone ethical.
While it is atrocious that someone would leave a child alone in the house (certainly makes me wonder how the woman was treated to have felt this action was her only recourse), this is not the solution to that problem.

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  Susan

I can understand how the guards at a compound have the legal ability to prevent people moving from public space (the road) into a private space (the compound) I cannot see how they have the power to prevent the reverse.

Why authority do they have to prevent a maid from walking out the gate? Neither they nor the sponsor own the maid, surely?

Will the next step be to check the exiting vehicles to see if there are any maids hiding in the trunk? It’s all a bit reminiscent of Berlin before the wall came down.

Mr. Reason.
Mr. Reason.
6 years ago

Why is compound management making such rules, they are not responsible for who leaves the compound. Its a residential compound not a correction facility for god sake.

DB
DB
6 years ago

That’s not a compound, that’s a prison.

Coco
Coco
6 years ago

I have a better idea: Why not shackle their ankles and give them a 5-10 m radius around the house? I can see how some “owners” might want to limit that to 1-2 m…but that should be only through an official request. This whole agency-maid-sponsor circle is sickening and I can’t really see a way of it coming around unless maids live on their own, work 6-8 hours/day in a home and then they go rest in their own place. Being cheap and mean to the person talking care/raising your kid is like abusing the people handling your food. You’ll end up eating some of their fluids…Bonne apetit!

Bra_Beige
Bra_Beige
6 years ago
Reply to  Coco

Well said.

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  Coco
Ali
Ali
6 years ago
Reply to  Coco

Or give them a watch as a gift that has a gps tracker

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago

this is illegal …

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

And if it is illegal, why is there no action from the police?

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago

Who told you they were informed? And who would inform them anyway?

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

KK, Oh yeah, I forgot, he’s a Sheikh. My bad.

KK
KK
6 years ago

Because Nassar Bin Khaled is part of the inner circle.

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  KK

Nasser bin Khaled has been dead for years. And if the compound actually stops any person from leaving that person will need to call the police. When the police arrives they security will have no choice but to let the person leave and that individual can make a formal complaint which will then involve the authorities

Truth101
Truth101
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Sh. Nawaf & Sha. Hanadi are very much alive though! And they are very much a part of the ”inner circle” as KK correctly pointed out. It’s different rules or should I say, no rules applicable for those in the above mentioned circle? It’s very easy to say ”call the police” because that’s something what you or I would do, but the fact is,you or I wouldn’t be stopped from leaving or entering any compound. For the people in question,the LAST thing they would do is call the fuzz for fear of being locked up or worse still,falsely accused & deported themselves. ”formal complaint” yeah right!

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

So is taking passports off workers but not one I have asked yet has been able to hold onto theirs.

Expat77
Expat77
6 years ago

Next stage will involve frisking of people who leave the compound to check for stolen items…Security gate becomes check point!

AEC
AEC
6 years ago
Reply to  Expat77

This happens already.

Inna
Inna
6 years ago

Housemaid too hampered. It is all about they are unresponsible . They can just leave alone small baby, they want friday day off while some parents wouldn’t due their duty, they want good paid while cheating , have leave when they want. What about parents who have to adjested their needs and follow them. Can’t put responsibility to security shoulders it should be known as big offence put and leave on danger under age. It nightmare find good maid, after all hard work to brought them her you will never know are they really take care of kids.
Needs to be more taft and strict. Otherwise let them sit on their country and not moved.

Coco
Coco
6 years ago
Reply to  Inna

And there we have it…we were expecting you. Do you have any 2 bedroom flats available? Or an extra maid? We’ll pay commission…

Indifferent
Indifferent
6 years ago
Reply to  Inna

I’m definitely on your side, but just to be sure, may you please REPEAT THAT IN ENGLISH??

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  Inna

Perhaps I’m missing something, but you start by referring to “housemaids”. And then you moan that it’s hard to find a “good maid” who can “take care of kids”.

You do realize that a housemaid is somoene who does the cleaning, right? If you are expecting your cleaner to be there to take care of a baby, you are in for a surprise.

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago
Reply to  Inna

I think that I’m missing some of the nuance of your comment.

Michkey
Michkey
6 years ago

This is ridiculous. Get your maid those Transporter 3 -style explosive wristbands that trigger while out of the 15 m radius.

Red_Panigale
Red_Panigale
6 years ago

Happy women’s day.

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago
Reply to  Red_Panigale

Happy women’s day. Shabina S. Khatri

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago

Slavery at its best.

AEC
AEC
6 years ago

How do they distinguish domestic workers from residents leaving the compounds? Do they have a stamp on their foreheads, chip in the hand or a simple emblem embroidered on the shirt – maybe a star?

Coco
Coco
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

Dead look in their eyes, hunched over, recently cried…and also that pajama type clothing they’re all forced to wear. Oh…did I mention asian?

Marco Polo
Marco Polo
6 years ago
Reply to  Coco

What is it with those pyjamas?

johnny wang
johnny wang
6 years ago
Reply to  AEC

Exactly. There maybe well dressed and well fed European or Russian maids who might want to go out on the town every evening and they might as well let the boss himself take care of his baby

Not Drinking The Cool-Aid
Not Drinking The Cool-Aid
6 years ago

typical knee jerk reaction. maid seen spiting, management now requires letter authorizing maids to drink water.

why is a absconding maid an issue for the property managers?

terracotta
terracotta
6 years ago

Blame would be on the security.

Heisenberg
Heisenberg
6 years ago

When are people going to learn not to leave their children with the maid, specially babies, if you have children stay home and raise them well, if you like your job too much or you desperately need the money then don’t have children.

I’d never trust a stranger with my baby.

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago
Reply to  Heisenberg

u right bro… i have new baby i can change nappy very easy :)))

taurz
taurz
6 years ago
Reply to  Heisenberg

I completely disagree with you. Having a nanny take care of your child is nothing new. It happens all around the world. But, when it comes to a nanny-employer relationship, it should be considered a lot more than a mere employee-employer relationship. The nanny automatically becomes part of your family, and you should consider them like that. She should be treated with respect and she will treat you and your family/children with the same love and care she receives from you.

Most nannies who come here to work, have their own families back home, and they are here to earn a living and support their family back home. If they enjoy their stay at your home, it replicates their behavior towards your family. Pay them what they deserve. Give them ample rest and sleep. Just treat them like fellow human beings and not some machine doing all the work for you.

You should know that you are entrusting your child with them, and that is a very very important job. Look after them well and they will look after your child well.

iqxgo
iqxgo
6 years ago
Reply to  Heisenberg

Typical male regressive response: “Women should be at home cooking, cleaning, and birthing babies.” Get real! Women have every right to pursue a career and having a nanny at home is a part of that.

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago
Reply to  iqxgo

He never said the woman should be the one to stay home

Heisenberg
Heisenberg
6 years ago
Reply to  iqxgo

Did I mention the word women?!! No I didn’t.
I know many men who stay home with their kids while their wives go to work.

Curiosity Killed the Cat
Curiosity Killed the Cat
6 years ago
Reply to  iqxgo

In my country, women usually go back to work after the 6 months paid leave. No they do not leave their children to “how cheap can we go” unqualified ladies from the worlds poorest nations. They put them in officially run, educational, properly staffed facilities, filled with people with degree qualifications in child care, legislated first aid provisions, sanitation and a stack of rules and regulations. Having a nanny/maid who runs after your kid in the mall, does the dishes and sleeps in a spare toilet cubicle is not the same thing. Read some of Doha mum forums and it’s really disturbing “omg you pay yours 1500q that’s crazy Sheila I only pay mine 1000q and she works 7 days 8-8, she is ripping you off, if she complains, send her home and get a cheaper one”. There isn’t any messages of “ladies we’ve found the greatest nanny from Switzerland, Maria has a diploma in childcare and teaching, she’s living here on the pearl in her own 1 bedroom, I pay her the EU regulated min wage for a nanny of 10,000q a month and give her use of the Nissan to get the kids to and fro classes. She’s just so wonderful, she started teaching Freddie French. We had to sponsor her from a professional European nanny provider, but she’s worth every riyal”.

Bornrich
Bornrich
6 years ago

It’s a tricky one this. Usually discrimination is based on visible characteristics such as gender, nationality, age etc. Perhaps those maids who have permission can wear armbands of one colour (to be worn at all times) and those who don’t have permission could wear another colour.

Michael L
Michael L
6 years ago
Reply to  Bornrich

Or perhaps a series of colored stars ? I seem to remember that has worked very well in other contexts s ….

sicti
sicti
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael L

Yes, or a number tattooed on their skin…

Osama Alassiry AlMaadeed

LOL.

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago

say something :))))

Osama Alassiry AlMaadeed
Reply to  Turkish

The comments are exactly as expected… ;)))

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago

But nanny everwhere in the world not only Qatar…sah

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago
Reply to  Turkish

Don’t know where you’re getting your Nannies, but trust me, it is not all over the world.

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymouse

i don’t have nanny i don’t need… i am real insane and i am father my first baby need my coddles and i don’t know Allah have many baby give’ing to me in my life. i always believe kids need mother and father love thats it… u and me never change this story. but we talk 24 hours

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago

Ditto

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaded

come tomorrow :))

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago

Actually, yours are just as expected. LOL? Really? What is funny about this situation? I assume that you are okay with a mere rental company controlling the movement of human beings? Then you would have no problem if I detained you or a family member for poor job performance? Christ man, where is your humanity?

Osama Alassiry AlMaadeed
Reply to  Anonymouse

Lol wasn’t directed to the issue, it’s just the useless comments on a web forum using aliases. I have no comment on the article. It has nothing to do with me.

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago

Thank you for the explanation. Intentionally or not, you LOL’s often make you look like one cold-hearted b$^$%$d.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymouse

Deleted for personal attack.

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago
Reply to  ShabinaKhatri

Personal attack? Jesus, your definitions are so erratic as to make conversation almost impossible. Fine, rephrase, my perception of the poster is of one cold-hearted b$%^^rd when I see those LOLs. My understanding has changed with explanation. There no “attacks”, and it is all about me. That acceptable?

Now, while we are on attacks – Yacine is criticizing the reading ability of posters, shouldn’t that be dealt with under your attack policy?

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymouse

You called a commenter cold-hearted for not having an opinion, so I deleted your comment. Am deleting this one too. As I’ve said before, I can’t keep up with all comments on all stories all the time. Please flag anything you see as offensive so I can get to it faster.

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago

LOL

Ali
Ali
6 years ago

Shouldn’t the s be capital?
Anyways, this thing depends on the relationship between the owner and the maid they have. Secondly there are pros and cons in this matter, pros if the tenant decides to get some help and treats their workers with respect but the workers take advantage of them then in that case its a great idea. But if the workers are being abused then that would mean they cannot even go to the ministry of labor to complain about their sponsors (not that any action will be taken).
In my opinion only people who are really lazy hire a full time maid and nanny, unless (God forbid) if they have a medical condition or disability (arrogance doesn’t count).

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago

We need here Dady or Baba’s group… Like some Dohamums group

DohaDadys or DohaBaba’s

johnny wang
johnny wang
6 years ago

Now why do they want to run away….. Perhaps because they are being abused, mistreated, beaten, brutalized and kept locked up like birds in a cage. Well you cannot expect for them to be kept locked up like birds in a cage everyday while their bosses go about having a fun time and leaving their baby to be taken care of by someone who does not even like her employers

harrypotter
harrypotter
6 years ago

This is a modern day slavery at its possible best in this cabal…………. if the government allows the NBK property to establish such rules then the next will be ordering people not to leave their homes without submitting a permission from the husband or their wives. and as for the owner or sponsor to the maid, if the owner had being p[laying his or her own part cordially i don’t think the maid would have the mind of leaving their small baby alone at that moment. soon maids will start bringing permission before changing their underwears

Jam
Jam
6 years ago
Reply to  harrypotter

^_^…

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
6 years ago
Reply to  harrypotter

The boy who lived. Avada kedavra!!!

Coco
Coco
6 years ago

Lol…title changed…

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago

The statement was released by the Syrian real estate manager while drinking his Turkish coffee through his second pack of parliament smokes

solution
solution
6 years ago

Best solution?!
Government opens a new department where any housemaid must be met by authorities each 3 months (in private.. at the residence).

Include the cost of such govt. involvement in visa cost.

Interview should allow the maid to talk to govt. authorities in private, address any concerns, see proof of salary paid etc.

That way, you know they are all in good hands, have opportunity to speak and are residing in the correct residence.

Just an idea, but for sure it will help the situation.

Shouldn’t take more than 5 – 10 minutes to tell if someone is distressed! 1 govt worker could definitely visit up to 30 maids per day … i.e. 9000 each 3 months … lets create an additional 10 – 15 jobs (at expense of home owner) … and correct the situation.

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago

At least they retracted. Many others wouldn’t.

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaded

I said, get your own username

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaded

Copyrighted is it ?

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaded

Yes. Jaded©

RealJaded
RealJaded
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaded

Guys calm down.

Mohamed
Mohamed
6 years ago

It’s ridiculous!! that rule is violating human rights…who are they to introduce such rules, the people who tried to implement such rule should be fired from the company, we should respect each other as we are all human been.

LOLOLOLOL
LOLOLOLOL
6 years ago
Reply to  Mohamed

Being there, done that.

sicti
sicti
6 years ago

Disciplinary action meaning he will get a bonus?

sadam
sadam
6 years ago

file charges against the maid for endangering the life of the child.

DEEM
DEEM
6 years ago

The answer is simple. Bring up your own children – wash them, feed them, teach them, love them. As a father of seven, all now fully grown, I can tell you it is not as hard as you might think. If I can do it, any one can…. Then add to that… Do your own cooking, cleaning, laundry and ironing. Thus abolishing the need for a maid, vastly reducing the opportunities for abuse (of said maid), and rendering redundant the need for legislation. This is NOT the British Raj.

In short, grow up. Take responsibility.

AnonymityBreedsContempt
AnonymityBreedsContempt
6 years ago

Only slaves need to “escape.”

iqxgo
iqxgo
6 years ago

When we lived at Alfardan Gardens, security prevented our maid from leaving the compound until we provided a letter giving permission for her to come and go as she pleased. This policy is not unique. What may be unique is that they put it in writing.

rasheed
rasheed
6 years ago

disgusting, catch the culprit. its the work of an individual .

RM
RM
6 years ago

THey should have apologized to the housemaids rather than tenants and residents.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago

Great discussion, all! Closing the thread now.

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