I have seen and experienced firsthand the stress families go through when trying to make a decision on whom to hire as a maid in this part of the world. The stress stems from concerns surrounding their security, the maid’s qualification and capacity, her ability […]
I love the word “Teachable” because its meaning captures the struggle that a lot of maid employers go through everyday with their maids. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it in two ways; Capable of being taught Being apt and willing to learn Many of the complaints […]
SAMPLE MONTHLY GOAL SETTING ON HYGIENE EMPTY TEMPLATE
Goal setting experts believe that a goal that is to be achieved has to have five attributes. They can be summarized with the acronym S.M.A.R.T; that is, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. When you decide to start training your maid, there will be the temptation […]
Above all, the way your employer-maid relationship plays out lies in your court. What you need to constantly remember, which is very helpful is that you are an EMPLOYER. Not a charity organization. Your older maid is not there for omugwo or holiday. She needed a job, you needed a staff and she agreed to earn a salary. You should demand value for your money. The moment you start exhibiting fear, you have given her a pass to act as she pleases.
As an employer, when you hear such stories, it is not enough to say “God forbid, it won’t happen to me”. Praying harder may not be your only solution. You have to find out what mistakes were made and do everything you can to avoid such. After reading the stories, I am super convinced that there is a knowledge gap that maid employers need to bridge. When the deed has been done by these maids, ignorance won’t be an excuse. I am determined than ever to create resources that will help employers before, during and after hiring and even more determined to teach maids how to do what is right. Not every bad maid might change, but we will sow the seed in their hearts, convert as many as we can to being excellent maids.