Does it sound like cost cutting

By Good old joe

Debate rages over hiring ‘beautiful maids’

DOHA: A heated debate rages in the Qatari community over whether housemaids from European countries like Bosnia should be recruited as part of the country’s plans to reduce dependence on major Asian manpower exporting countries.

Those opposed to the idea of hiring maids from Bosnia say since Bosnian women are charming and beautiful they might destroy Qatari homes by tempting young men.

Young Qatari wives are particularly sceptical and say they don’t want beautiful European women in their homes as they fear they could ‘charm away’ their husbands,

They argue that already there have been cases of good-looking Asian maids having ‘tempted husbands away’ in many a family and destroyed homes.

Then, there are cases of illicit relationships between Asian maids with younger men, they further argue.

They insist that if at all European maids are allowed to be recruited, stricter rules must be in place that do not permit women less than 40 years of age to enter a Qatari home as maid.

Social stability might really be at stake if young and beautiful European maids are permitted to take up jobs in Qatari homes, the daily said quoting community sources.

It recently reported that an agreement might be signed soon to recruit housemaids from Bosnia and Herzegovina and a host of Arab and African Countries to reduce the country’s reliance on a few major maid-exporting Asian nations.

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/184710-debate-rages-over-hiring-b...

.....it might reduce the cost of hiring but it has already started the heartaches...

By anonymous• 10 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Variety is the sauce of life...and for men, sex is not an exception.

By anonymous• 10 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I would rather go for the not so good looking maid but then again when it comes to sex men would hit on anything

By Bosnian• 10 years 3 months ago.
Bosnian

Doha Chap, the only Bosnian woman you could ever dream of having is probably a prostitute. Which is still incomparably better than the Saudi man who cut off his Asian maid's nose.

What an unintelligent and berating conversation.

Bosnian women:

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About 30 years ago, but still hot:

Besides which, why would we need you, when we have this to dream about:

"You are my Jerusalem, you are my Meca. I wouldn't give you up for three planets. Because this heart is not mine anymore. To you, my darling, it belongs."

One more thing you should know about Bosnian women, whom you label as w-h-o-r-e-s:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_in_the_Bosnian_War

Doha wives, don't be afraid. We don't give up our sisters and daughters so easily. They can make 1000QR with their left hand in post-war Bosnia, without scrubbing your floors and washing your underwear. Now I really feel bad for poor Asian maids.

Oh, by the way, an old quote says: "A worthwhile man can't be stolen. If he is, best revenge is to let her have him: he's worthless."

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

So, on the lighter side, the prevalent saying that one's life is considered great if he lives in an English cottage, has an American heating system, has a Japanese wife, a French mistress and a chinese cook...should now end with a Morrocan or Ukrainian maid!!

By 2020 Olympics• 10 years 4 months ago.
2020 Olympics

Well said fubar.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

I'd like 7 maids all from 7 continents

With Pit Pull's hit track (International love) playing in the background: P

By britexpat• 10 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

Well said.. But It's more to do with keeping up with the Joneses ..

By fubar• 10 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
fubar

Having a maid is a privilege of wealth, exactly. 2020 is spot on.

And if you can't afford maids from Asia, you aren't wealthy.

Paying 1000QR per month for a maid is not a fortune, but if it's out of your price range, it's time to take a reality check and clean your own toilet, princess.

By Arien• 10 years 4 months ago.
Arien

where can I apply for a maid? ;)

By 2020 Olympics• 10 years 4 months ago.
2020 Olympics

Having a maid is a privilege of wealth.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

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By simplecomplex• 10 years 4 months ago.
simplecomplex

These families should just learn to do household chores on their own. No money spent.

By Typhoon-2012• 10 years 4 months ago.
Typhoon-2012

Would it not be more advisable if the local woman took a little more interest and did their home work themselves and in doing so there would be no need to import maids and the temptations that come along with them

By randomguy• 10 years 4 months ago.
randomguy

Qatari women need to block females of all nationalities and buy a chastity kit for their husbands because they will still cheat if they can.. beauty of the girl doesn't matter...

Oh and Qatari females, you think all those Lebanese girls in your husband's office have been hired for their work? Awwww... so cute....

By britexpat• 10 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

I wonder if myCuban Shotputter has come back as a nurse ..

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Hire male servants....that way they serve the purpose of hiring non Asians and also tempt the wives from their '5 second' husband......no complaints then.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Many Cuban nurses in Dukhan hospital..guess that's also a cost cutting measure.

Choose Dukhan for jaywalking !!

By sameeh657• 10 years 4 months ago.
sameeh657

hahahahahha funny

By clownfish• 10 years 4 months ago.
clownfish

lol interpreter... you're one of us "guys".

By interpreter• 10 years 4 months ago.
interpreter

epic fail ! all the guys are like, yeah we should have Bosnian maids because the Asians works no good! and their fat wives are like fak NO, they are white skinny and fit, my 3 tons make up and ninja outfit ain't gonna work!

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

clownfish: riiight! which answers the question y my local friend has kids that look Asian lol

By clownfish• 10 years 4 months ago.
clownfish

I wonder if the husband knows the secret of their driver and his wife... why always the maid?

By Missteacher• 10 years 4 months ago.
Missteacher

hahahhaha!!

Very true....women can be hot over the age of 40!

By Korly• 10 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Korly

They insist that if at all European maids are allowed to be recruited, stricter rules must be in place that do not permit women less than 40 years of age to enter a Qatari home as maid.

Read more: http://www.qatarliving.com/node/2625393#ixzz1nUAPOAWQ

Clearly they have never heard the words MILF or Cougar!!!!

By Missteacher• 10 years 4 months ago.
Missteacher

Some are forced into prostitution......so sad.

By flor1212• 10 years 4 months ago.
flor1212

curious how "well-educated" is this woman? You think I don't need to teach her anything? Lol!

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

nomerci: good Idea,

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

flor1212: Actually I know such a gal. They exist in Doha too o_O! Hush! don’t tell anyone

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

DC..go and ask them.

By flor1212• 10 years 4 months ago.
flor1212

who is this beautiful, well-educated woman?

By flor1212• 10 years 4 months ago.
flor1212

and who knows, they catch a BIG fish!

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Still can't figure out Why would a beautiful, well educated woman turn to prostitution?

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

Doha Chap, not all Eastern European girls are prostitutes.

But no, despite that, they do not need to come here for low paying jobs..obviously.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

They have better opportunities in the EU bars and night clubs they needn’t come here for low paying jobs.

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

Brit, I still do not think that those girls will put up with some behaviours we have heard about here .Sure, there are impoverished countries like Romania, Bulgaria etc...still, if they were that desperate they would already be here. Mind you some are, but not as maids...you must remember, people in those countries still have a good opportunity at education, so they are able to get jobs..some at home, many in other European countries.

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

You know 2020, most of the expats you see with young Asian wives have either been already left by their now former wives or they have never been married before...not in all cases of course, but in many. From what I have been told.

By Missteacher• 10 years 4 months ago.
Missteacher

I laugh as I want darker skin my Arabic friend wants lighter skin! I lay in the sun and she hides from it!

If your husband loves you completely...he will not stray and will only have eyes for you. If he does 'stray' and disrespect you in these ways described, he is definitely not worth it.

By flor1212• 10 years 4 months ago.
flor1212

they are not maids. The western expats just fall in love with their exotic beauty! Lol!

By 2020 Olympics• 10 years 4 months ago.
2020 Olympics

Flor1212--I doubt someone from Ukraine will come to Qatar as maid for a mere 1,000.

I think real problem will be the expats exchanging their wives for maids, not the Arabs. How many Western expats do you see at the mall with Asians who are clearly much younger and former maids! Lol. It is expat wives who must be cautious.

By flor1212• 10 years 4 months ago.
flor1212

cheaper?

By Typhoon-2012• 10 years 4 months ago.
Typhoon-2012

2020 olymics - In this places and situations the strongest of man would wilt and it does not have to be the fresh fruit from the lush meadows of Europe but even the crumpled and dried fruits from the sand dunes would start the fires burning

By 2020 Olympics• 10 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
2020 Olympics

This is a good point FathimaH, but still attractive girls from Europe are more likely to attract than ugly old women from Asia/Africa. It takes a strong man to deny himself cake when placed willingly before him; the man need not be so strong if it is only bold vegetables and he is already full.

By Good old joe• 10 years 4 months ago.
Good old joe

and in the fairness of things would it also not be advisabe instead of getting Asian drivers to get them instead from Europe and the Americas to complete the new set up. In this situation neither or the local parties will need to get jealous or have any anxieties

By FathimaH• 10 years 4 months ago.
FathimaH

But I always marvel at the arrogance and ignorance of some folks who assume only those who, in their opinion, qualifies as beautiful can sexually attract another. look around you.. How many men, and even women, have cheated on their spouses, with people far less attractive than their partners. Do you honestly believe a man who wants to sow his wild oats so to speak will only search out gorgeous women? And who is to judge as to if a person is ugly or not. Beauty after all is in the eyes of the beholder or as some say beer holder!

I still memo as a kid referring to Diego Maradona as "ugly". My football crazy late uncle told me off so well, and harshly, that to date I can never call a person ugly without fearing some terrible concequences.. I kid ya not.Perhaps all people need such uncles!!

By Prism• 10 years 4 months ago.
Prism

"Otherwise they all DO want to tempt the young men of the home. Some even hope to get pregnant to force marriage or money from the unfortunate family"....thank you for such a divine statement. These maids are really bad that they tempt these thumb sucking babies into sex. In fact they should be charged of child abuse. Anyways, I wouldnt need any joke for the remaining 10 months of this year.

By flor1212• 10 years 4 months ago.
flor1212

simple no!

By 2020 Olympics• 10 years 4 months ago.
2020 Olympics

to the OP

I agree with the article. Best to employ ugly Asian or African maids. Otherwise they all DO want to tempt the young men of the home. Some even hope to get pregnant to force marriage or money from the unfortunate family.

Bringing pretty European maids is bad idea for families.

By britexpat• 10 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

You are missing one ey aspect. These women are coming from improvished societies and whilst I agree that they wouldn't jump into bed - they may like their counterparts from developing nations put up with the abuse for the sake f work and supporting their families.

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
nomerci

Well, depends on what "casual sex" means to you. If it means having sex with pretty much any and everybody..no, that is not acceptable in the West. It does happen in some cases, but it certainly is frowned upon.

If it means dating somebody/ being in an established relationship and having sex, then yes, that is quite normal.

So, I do not think that women coming here to work , in this case from Western countries, are more open to having sexual relationships with employers than women from other countries would be.

Let me tell you this though, there are what one might call "sluts" in every corner of this world...not more or less in the West than anywhere else.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

In this set up, casual sex is far from likely.It has either a shade of rape or of prostitution. So, the answer is evident as to why girls from poorer countries would have less of an objection.

By Prism• 10 years 4 months ago.
Prism

nomerci...I guessed that should have to do with cultural thing where casual sex is not very much frowned upon. But then as I said am not too sure and if you say otherwise, your word obviously overrides my guess.

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

Prism, why would they have less of an objection to casual sex than maids of other nationalities?

By Prism• 10 years 4 months ago.
Prism

May be they would not bear silently the ill treatment as is meted out to asian maids, but having casual s*x which is the issue of this thread, I am not too sure whether they would have any objection to that.

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

Thing is...I do not think that the girls from those countries would take what may be meted out to them...different culture, upbringing and self esteem.

By britexpat• 10 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

There is also the gravitas attached to having a "white maid" :o)

By Prism• 10 years 4 months ago.
Prism

FatimaH...lol... but seems now women also want a fair man ..Fair and Handsome cream for men is now being advertised by none less than SRK ...:)

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

Fathima, and white people get cancer from suntanning to get brown skin...the irony!!!

By FathimaH• 10 years 4 months ago.
FathimaH

You Westerners will never understand the kind of power being fair gives women in some parts of the world. Just look at em matrimonial websites aimed at Asians and Arabs. Always so and so seeking beautiful,FAIR,young girl...never mind whatever be the prospective groom's skin tone the bride to be must always look like a candidate for Snow white's role! No wonder the fairness creams and skin lightening treatments are such best sellers.

By nomerci• 10 years 4 months ago.
nomerci

Why is their skin colour pointed out? Is that an important point ? Would the situation be different if they were not white?

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Lol )))))Prism, Now that's an idea!Make it male help from the said Eastern European countries and then lets see who's crying foul!....

True, the local households rely on the maids for everything execpt ONE service, but like one poster above said

"instead of relying everything to the househelp.

I mean no disrespect, but househelp does everything in the house, take care of the kids, clean the house, cook food, iron press the clothes, serve food, clean up, ALL OF THESE except one: warm the master's bed as the mistress is busy surfing the next, watching tv or being with friends.

Its really the husbands/men's fault...is it?"

But to punish them for enjoying the fruits of being rich is not fair,the rich the world over leads a comfortable ,sedantry life style it's nothing new,...Putting these white maids, who themselves are ready for mostly ready for all kinds of games[a la Ramada Parking]is definitely not a good idea.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Im not even going to say anything. This is just too pathetic.

By britexpat• 10 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
britexpat

Sadly, whether we like it or not, it happens and works both ways. They will definitely try it on with the pretty maids. On the other hand, I know of cases in Saudi, where the maids earned lotys of cash with their extra curricular activities.

By Prism• 10 years 4 months ago.
Prism

In today's lifestyle faith, trust etc are all overrated otherwise....it exists only because of ignorance. Doesn't the wives in home countries of single expats let them be here with trust and faith that they wouldn't stray. It is always better to be safe than be sorry. BTW why cant they hire male domestic aid instead?

By azilana7037• 10 years 4 months ago.
azilana7037

instead of relying everything to the househelp.

I mean no disrespect, but househelp does everything in the house, take care of the kids, clean the house, cook food, iron press the clothes, serve food, clean up, ALL OF THESE except one: warm the master's bed as the mistress is busy surfing the next, watching tv or being with friends.

Its really the husbands/men's fault...is it?

By John Lalay• 10 years 4 months ago.
John Lalay

imagine what wives of locals are doing here? Huge makeup, tighten abaya, even if they are about to take a bottle of water from the nearest grocery shop!! i mean, majority of them.

damn the luxurious life style of PetroDollar, else 40 years back wives were used to feel happiness by serving their family.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

I would always keep the chocolates away from my ownself!

By coxtown_rajan• 10 years 4 months ago.
coxtown_rajan

It is very clear now that 'X' is not trusting her own 'Y'

and 'Z's. So it calls for a thorough discilpline, which is more essential than suspecting / blaming others.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Hopes keep us going..Fathima!!

By FathimaH• 10 years 4 months ago.
FathimaH

Actually there are many women who do marry untrustworthy men, knowingly,for various reasons,under the hope that "he'll change".

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

jjj75, Your statement is rather idealistic. Which lady will not have faith on her hubby while getting married..do you think they would have got married if they didn't?

But now, they are talking from experience:)

By FathimaH• 10 years 4 months ago.
FathimaH

Couldnt agree more. Guess like many wives the world over, they'd prefer to blame the other woman than their own cheating mates. Like this one woman I know who's husband habitually cheats on her claims her husband is a good man but it's the evil women who cause his downfalls!In that case I'd say even the older ladies may pose a risk to these "virtuous" men. I mean imagine how much more experienced they'd be at tempting husbands? Sheesh

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

But on a more serious note why else would a rich hubby wanna recruit a voluptuous young Pamela Anderson look alike to work as maid if he isn’t abt the free night rides? :P

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Some men need learn to keep their john Thomas in their pants.

By jjj75• 10 years 4 months ago.
jjj75

If you have faith in your marriage, you should not be worried about your husband being tempted. If he really wants to stray he will, unless you can figure a way of locking him up 24 hours a day.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

Due to rampant ill treatment of house-maids in SA and cases which hit the media lately, some countries like Indonesia and The Philippines have restricted the passage of maids to these countries...thus their need to explore other options.

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

lol maybe cuz they're hotter than them =P

so they are afraid their husbands will cheat on them =P

By jjj75• 10 years 4 months ago.
jjj75

It's also funny how the tone of the topic is that the men are tempted away like they have absolutely no free will at all. Takes 2 to tango as they say

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

I thought having sex with female slaves wasn't a big deal in their culture..its funny housewives are under the impression that such things won't happen with maids of asian origin!

By dezertryder• 10 years 4 months ago.
dezertryder

same issue was outraged among the saudi house wives, when saudi government planned to recruit house maids from Morocco.

By yv2r• 10 years 4 months ago.
yv2r

Hospitals are crowded, imagine after this agreement ?

By anonymous• 10 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Talk abt loads of aborted half white illegitimate kids born to over-heated sexually crazed local teens and an equal amount of ‘disposed baby fetus

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