Friday, March 20, 2015

Myanmar Stories: A Myanmar maid learns the basic of computers

Mar 18, 2015

At Khin Khin's employment agency, I met a Myanmarese maid from Pathein. Her employer had asked her to go home since the replacement maid will arrive soon. After 4 years bringing up a child and looking after the household, she did not want to renew her contract. Yet she had not completed her computer course yet and this course would start in 2 weeks' time.

Finding a new employer may be difficult. Her pay was $480. "I have an employer willing to pay $550," the agent said.  Her old employer had permitted her 2 Sundays off and she enrolled for this computer course. Her English is much better. Will she be able to find a new employer? 

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