I hate to be a naysayer, a party-pooper, a killjoy, a wet blanket. All those things.
Like when someone announces something that's supposed to be good for everyone, and I blithely dismiss that something good by doubting its usefulness or value.
Like this announcement that the government is making it compulsory, from the end of next month, for employers and their maids to attend a half-day course . This is to help reduce cases of runaway maids and abusive employers.
Like, maybe, I don't quite agree with this decision because a half-day course is not really addressing the problems the government wants to overcome. And, is the problem really alarming that you have got to get all employers and their maids to go through such a course?
At least I'm happy that no one is milking the government on this one.
Perhaps I am being unfairly critical. I don't even know the details of the course. Like, first and foremost -- do we have to pay for this compulsory course? And if yes, how much?
Who will be teaching what?
What form will the half-day module take?
How do you teach people to be good employers. How can it prevent maids from running away?
Scare them by citing the laws that we have?
Can you really teach people to be decent employers? And stop maids from running away?
Hmm, you mean you can actually TEACH these things?