Damn. The maids here have it rough. One way or another they are going to get beat. But, this time it wasn't a maid's employer; it was her recruitment agency. Do some people truly believe that the only way to get someone to work is to resort to beating them? [Yes, I may want to beat Rev, for NOT working, but I have never laid a hand on him, and never will.]
A "citizen," Nawaf Nahid, who recruited a Nepalese maid, could not get her to work at his house so he took her back to the recruitment office. Apparently he did this "several times," and out of "curiosity" he "slipped into the room" where the maid had been taken and "found the interpreter speaking harshly and waiving a big stick in front of her." It is Mr. Nahid who has lodged a complaint against the recruitment agency.
The office staff at the agency says that "the Nepalese maids come from a different environment and fare poorly in Saudi Arabia because they don't attend any training or orientation courses." [No mention of the fact that the reason Nepalese maids are now being recruited is due to the fact that certain other countries are now mandating that their workers be paid specific minimum monthly amounts. Nepal has not yet instituted such a requirement.] The staff at the agency "admitted to using a cane to 'discipline' stubborn maids but claimed that they do not beat them harshly. They also alleged that some families torture and mistreat maids to the extent of sexually harassing them due to which maids refuse to work."
Yeah. The justification there, at the end, makes no sense whatsoever...