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Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:22 PM

Maid begs for help before falling out a window in Kuwait. Her boss made a video instead.

The floor looks clean in this high-rise apartment, seven stories above Kuwait City traffic. Not a smudge in sight on the picture window. On the other side of the glass, the maid is hanging on by one knuckle, screaming.
“Oh crazy, come here,” a woman says casually in Arabic, holding a camera up to the maid.

“Hold on to me! Hold on to me!” the maid yells.

Instead, the woman steps back. The maid's grip finally slips, and she lands in a cloud of dust, many stories below.

The maid — an Ethiopian who had been working in the country for several years, according to the Kuwait Times — survived the fall. The videographer, her employer, was arrested last week on a charge of failing to help the worker
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What a world. The savagery. The complete lack of humanity.. Just boggles the mind..

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Reply Maid begs for help before falling out a window in Kuwait. Her boss made a video instead. (Original post)
LakeArenal Apr 2017 OP
whathehell Apr 2017 #1
TheDebbieDee Apr 2017 #2
barbtries Apr 2017 #3
smirkymonkey Apr 2017 #4
Lee-Lee Apr 2017 #5
LakeArenal Apr 2017 #6

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:32 PM

1. The employer sounds like a sociopath..

I hope she gets a significant sentence.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 05:12 PM

2. I saw this on FB last week - I thought it was staged!

 

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 05:37 PM

3. leaves me speechless.

this is like half the people in the world. it's medieval.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 07:05 PM

4. How incredibly sick!

How could anyone just stand there and watch someone fighting for their life and not even make an attempt to help? I can't get my mind around such cruelty. I am glad she survived and I hope she sues this horrible woman for everything she's worth.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 07:55 PM

5. The "hired help" in that region is treated horribly with no regard for anything about them

 

They are considered and treated as totally disposable.

Workers are brought over by their employers, usually the family, and legally cannot quit, leave or change employers without permission from their employer/sponsor, making them essentially slaves that get a meager check. They are often locked into the servants quarters when not working and beatings are a routine form of discipline. Rape and forced sexual slavery is common. There are no limits placed on how many hours they can be forced to work a day or a week.

Employers hold their passports and have total control of their immigration status. If they revoke their sponsorship the worker will be deported or jailed for an immigration violation. If a worker flees or quits they are violating their immigration status and can be fined, jail and.or deported.

Employers will return workers to employment agencies for a cash payment or "sell" the sponsorship to a new employer without the worker having any say in the matter, essentially selling people. The worker can be "sold" and forced to work for a new employer with zero ability to say no.

It is a really, really despicable system barely above pure slavery.

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 08:58 PM

6. It is pure slavery. Just with "a modern twist"...

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