Do people sometimes maintain double standards?For the people who are working in different companies, they always look for a better company with a better salary. They switch the jobs if the other company offers them higher pay and perks without thinking about the commitment to the existing company. They also enjoy at least one holiday in a week and in many companies, there are two holidays in a week. They get the leaves without any salary cut. They also set their salary expectations as per the company they are planning to join. If it is a big company they know they can pay well hence they set higher expectations while for the smaller companies they lower their expectations since they know that they cannot pay that much.
But when the same people employ maids and cooks in the home their criteria suddenly changes. Some of them expect them not to be absent even once a month and at times also try to cut their salary for being absent or for taking leave. They hate giving them leaves. When a cook or a maid leaves them when they get a better pay in some other houses, these same people crib and say that he or she is greedy and has no commitment. When they demand more salary from high-end houses we again curse them of being opportunistic.
Sometimes I think that they are doing the same what we do in our career and it is just that we are into white collar jobs so everything seems valid. But maids and cooks being poor and among the weaker section of the society are not expected to do so.
So is it some sort of double standards that some of the people follow? What is your view on this? Or do you think these two are separate things and should not be mixed?