The 3 Lessons Employers Learned from Employing the Imperfect Maid
The 3 Lessons Employers Learned from Employing the imperfect Maid
Failures often happen in our early years of looking for a maid. First-time employers can probably relate to the fact that we can get a lot of lessons from getting bad maids. However, these awful experiences pave way to achieving the next successful employment!
Just in case, you’re someone who’s about get a maid for the first time, here are three lessons an employer learned from hiring an imperfect maid.
1. Don’t be too friendly but don’t be apathetic too.
Employers in Singapore point out that some helpers take advantage of their kindness that they turn lazy in their housework and become demanding inside the house. Some maids say that their employers seldom talk to them that they feel unmanaged and socially isolated. The solution to this is being balanced!
There’s a fine line between being too close to the Filipino maid or Indonesian maid and being apathetic to the helpers. Singaporean employers could give constructive criticisms every now and then to maintain the strict atmosphere in the house. This way, maids would know that violating rules has consequences. At the same time, employers must communicate well to their helpers to encourage openness between both parties.
Frequent talks with each other often yields results favorable to the maid-helper relationship than harm! So, don’t be too friendly but don’t cut off the communication too.
2. Limit her exposure to the other maids (specifically, to the bad ones).
A Filipina maid may meet a fellow Filipina while marketing or sending the children to school. Seeing a fellow Filipina is almost unavoidable in an open country like Singapore! Therefore, employers often warn their helpers about falling into a bad company in Singapore. Comparisons happen when a helper meet another helper! After that, comparisons turn the maids into ungrateful employees.
Encourage the maid to let you know the friends she’s hanging out with. Strictly implementing their curfew on offdays and accompanying them, if possible, during their outdoor errands can also help!
The best way to keep track of her social life is bringing her to a better circle of friends! Eden Grace Maids Agency integrate the maids with Sunday church program and outings to provide for them a conducive environment to make friends. If the maid misses her family back home, then we can let her create a new one.
3. Install a CCTV camera if possible.
So far, nothing is more reliable than looking at the evidence of her incompetence yourself. If an employer thinks the Indonesian helper is inefficient and being lazy when left alone in the house, then constantly monitoring her would be a great help.
Cameras would let the employer know if the maid is stealing, bringing people in the house, or physically abusing a family member. However, it would be too bad if cameras are put in places where the maid’s privacy is invaded.
We hope this helps! We wish you a happy and successful maid employment.
Eden Grace Maids Agency aims to bring useful tips in every situation. The agency is our helping hand not only through maid services but also through giving us necessary information that can remedy our household problems.