Ok ok ok... deep breaths... go to your happy place... calm.... ooooh saaaaaah..... (thou shalt not kill because thou shall go to jail, not because you don't want to.... Visualizing a wood chipper.....)
* Sidenote: We don't pay as much in Kuwait (and other countries with similar economies) because although there is a minimum wage, it is very small compared to the US/Europe. We also don't pay social security or income tax for employees (or ourselves, under a certain threshold). Most expats I know living in Kuwait retain part-time maids and pay them over the minimum wage. I pay my maid around $6 per hour and if she asked for more, I would probably negotiate on that. I also agree to pay her overtime for anything over the agreed-upon hours per day (so far, in my almost 18 years here, not one helper has asked me for OT).