A photo of a young maid sitting alone while watching her employer’s family eat at another table in a restaurant is the subject of netizen scrutiny.Image Source : Michael Fanny/Facebook
Facebook user Michael Fanny posted the photo with the caption Your pembantu is part of your life a reflection of your humanity. Imagine you are in her position, no phone to hold, not invited to eat, [e]yes just looking around. They chew while we swallow.
We must respect and love our maids, our drivers, our gardeners.
Pembantu is the Indonesian word for a helper.Domestic workers make up a huge percentage of the workforce in Indonesia, most of them from rural areas of the country.
Fanny’s photo has generated 57,000 likes. The maid in the photo has earned the sympathy of thousands of netizens.