This will be the first of many blogs in a series I will tag UNLEARNING. There are many ways we approach domestic staffing that may seem normal because we have been conditioned by our environment to normalize it. But when what we call “our […]
More and more families are beginning to see that with the amount of work to be done in their homes around housekeeping, cooking and childcare, one domestic staff may not be realistic anymore. Hiring one domestic staff for full home management means overwhelm, high turnover […]
I am gradually settling for the thought that there are only two pathways to get your ideal domestic staff: It’s either you are paying for them or grooming them. Most employers fall into one of these two pathways. If you are on the paying pathway, […]
“I can hardly keep these domestic staff. They are so lazy. I am a perfectionist and I can’t stand dirt. So it is better for me to send them away than keep complaining over everything they do.” The lie of perfectionism is the lie employers […]
From the title, you are probably wondering that of all the places lessons could be picked from, we had to go all the way to Babylon. This is a story you are very familiar with regardless of the religion you favor. I am so sure […]
Happy new year and decade mama! I am excited that you are still visiting this site in 2020. That says a lot to me. I hope you are committed to running and structuring your home differently in this new year, such that domestic staff issues […]
Research has shown that once a task is abandoned for another, it is most likely going to be left uncompleted or finished shabbily. Tasks that are left uncompleted, then goes on to multiply and sometimes may spiral out of control.
My drive to earn an income was stronger than my drive to be excellent on my job. This is exactly what happens to many housekeepers, yours inclusive. Your domestic staff’s personality could hate the routine that is housekeeping.
Have you ever wondered how come the housekeeping industry has been plagued for so long with dishonest, untruthful and incompetent hands? I mean it shouldn’t be so difficult for agencies to recruit good hands, train them before outsourcing them to people’s homes. Well, if you […]