fh2000 wrote: Gao Bohan wrote:
Dirt wrote:You just shifted from the thread topic to something else. We're not talking about factory workers.
No I didn't. The same philosophy applies to all workers - we all deserve respect, dignity, and humane working conditions. Making someone the personal servant of an 80+ year old, 24/7, 365 days a year, without any personal space, vacation, or weekends is abusive and exploitative, and in many nations would be illegal.
I've never bought into the idea that any abusive relationship is OK so long as both sides are "willing". We all face constrained choices in life, and employment is no different. I think it's pretty clear that the Southeast Asian workers in Taiwan have only left their families because they had no other options. That doesn't justify depriving them of dignity.
I agree with your last statement.
As a world citizen, I do not wish to see more NY cops getting executed savagely (one cop was a Chinese decent just got married 2 months ago); no more innocent people getting shot by cops; no more north Africans drowned outside of Italy shore; and no abuse to Indonesian/Philippine helpers overseas. But the world is not a fair place.
The new president in Indonesia is happy with the current arrangement. He encourages more of his countrymen to seek employment in Taiwan:http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/fore ... Widodo.htm
If you are a poor jobless Indonesian, what would you do? Dr. Sun Yet Sen said, seek wealth first, then equality. To me, that is what Indonesians are currently doing. Get food and shelter first.
Ah Dr SYS said it, so it must be this way.
People are people, Lets treat them better and give them equal human rights
instead of exploiting them to the max. You were treated equally under the law in the US, but seemed to have learned nothing.
As a Taiwanese someday you could become absorbed into China, wouldn't it be ironic it that was by force and they started quoting Dr SYS at you?
When you complained they'll say this is the way it should be and we need unity before we have equal rights. You will
nod sagely to the wise words of SYS as they take your property and rights away. You are weak and exploitable so you should be exploited
Fact is your family would get fined and very possibly go to jail for similar treatment of a maid in the US or other western nations or even Asian ones as mentioned above.
Of course Taiwan can always model
itself after other countries,
such shining lights as places in Africa or the Middle East etc.