4 Ways to Communicate with your Helper
Our maid is the extra pair of hands in our household. She looks after our children, cooks our breakfast, does all the job we can’t do while we are away and responsible for the house when things at work got out of hand.
If your maid is doing a good job, it is easy to leave her be. Everyone might think they are paying them back with money so it’s fine. All of us might think everything is falling into places so we don’t need to do some extra effort. We might hardly have spoken to her much and we might not even know her as a person. If you feel a little bit uncomfortable about knowing her more and asking about her personal life. Try these tips on how to get along with your maid:
Let your children be the way.
The two people that will probably deeply know each other during these times is your children and your maid. Your maid will spend time with your children since she becomes responsible for them. We can get closer with our maids through our children. Use your little ones as common ground to strike up casual conversation with her. We know that asking questions about our child is really a necessity, regardless of our relationship with our maids. Ask her about the welfare, behavior, new activities of the kids while she’s supervising them.
Celebrate special occasions
There are days that may be special for her. This could be her birthday or any religious event. If we are generous enough, we can take them to a special dinner with the family or even give small gifts to her. This will not only make her happy but she may pay you back double through her better labor. In this way, we can open good conversations on the table with a happy mood.
Know her social life in the internet
This may sound a little bit too personal but you’ll be surprised on how much her life and personality reflect on her Facebook timeline, Instagram or even Twitter. Connect with her in every way possible in the internet. You will absolutely read her like an open book. She may be the kind of maid who always posts her thoughts or capture her special moments.
Don’t stop communicating
In every way, don’t break the momentum of getting to know her by allowing silence. Talk to her even about the smallest topics. She can be interested about it and this will make her think that approaching madam isn’t frightening at all.