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Maid for work-life balance? Think again

May 1, 2010, 0 Comments

An excellent piece revealing the trend of where Singapore is heading. Noteworthy of reflection for women who are looking for true work-life balance. Maid for work-life balance? Think again Theresa W. Devasahayam & Leong Chan Hoong The Straits Times Publication Date : 23-04-2010 Employees need to communicate to their bosses the effect long working hours have on family life. And instead of relying on maids, workers should explore other arrangements for their dependants. On their part, employers should acknowledge they have a role to play in promoting family life.FOREIGN worker levies will be raised over the next three years in…

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Maid to Order

March 25, 2010, 0 Comments

We thought it was tough having a maid at home, then it became tough not too. How does all this happened? one year ago, pregnant with no.2 while my eldest was only one-and-a-half, it became a neccessity and certainly not a want. I was resistant to a unfamiliar face so close 24-hour everyday. I had one, but I was fully aware of the physical exhaustion of being a full-time parent of two very young children. Whatever fear I had, we took about two months of prayer, seeking and waiting upon the Lord. Finally, the lord spoke “Trust me”. And we…

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Career choice: Marketplace or Stay Home Mum

November 3, 2007, 0 Comments

  Someone asked me if I was a SAHM, why would I find a job. Deep inside all of us, we know that raising a family IS an essential part of living. Yet the question is not “why work?” but  “why a career at home seen less important than a career in the marketplace?” I have been in the marketplace for about 8 or 9 years now. I asked myself if I have lusted, and if I am still lusting after what I have built over those years; the adrenalin rush of achievements. The power, vanity and the tangible bank…

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Half a SAHM

June 22, 2007, 0 Comments

Yeah! I am half a SAHM! that means I only work Mon, Wed & Thurs and get to spend ALL Tues and Friday with my darling Theophilus! This is not without much difficulty. First of all, my boss, being unaccustom to such arrangement applied pressure on all sides. I was asked to give a full time staff’s committment, KPI remains unchanged and emails are to be checked even on my off days. I was to be at the office on the dot and lunch hour is strictly only 1 hour with no exceptions. Sob! the extend bosses go to make…

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Eyes of Eternity

June 15, 2007, 0 Comments

I wrote this song when I was thinking about being a full-time mommy or part-time work and looking for a role model. Turns out almost everyone around me were mommies who worked. I looked at the kids today and social issues that surrounds them. Children are doing their own thing without guidance and directions and yet parents are travelling, making a career, making money, making what sounds like life. People making decisions of not having children for better “quality of life”. Children getting themselves into all sorts of trouble; depression, suicidal, cutting themselves up. ” I looked at what the…