Your Guide for a Harmonious Relationship with your Maid
Our Guide for a Harmonious Relationship with our Maid
Having a maid in Singapore has slowly become a necessity rather than a luxury only the elites enjoy. From taking care of the elderly to the looking after of small children, we rely on what maids can do. It’s all because we have enough stuff to do in the workplace.
The question is “How will we ensure that the maid we hired is really doing her job in the house?” Here is the list of things we have to remember to make sure stuff is falling into their places:
1. Prepare a list of tasks
This is the most important thing to do even before the Filipino or Indonesian maid arrives to do domestic duties in Singapore. Before her day for the job, to make sure she is really doing what we want her to do, we have to give her the list of tasks we want her to achieve. Think about it.
Let’s be certain that we didn’t leave out any task we want her to finish. In this way, we won’t have any complaints about her being insensitive or lacking initiative. Also, we must keep a copy of the list for ourselves.
2. Stick to the rules
Our home will also be our maid’s home. Of course, we want her to be comfortable and happy in the space we provided. There are times, however, that she may feel too comfortable and starts doing stuff that we don’t approve, like bringing a fellow maid in the house. When things start to tangle up and both of you are confused on how to settle the issue, the best thing to do is to stick on the employer’s rules.
Employers have the authority and power to decide since it’s their property. Ultimately, they must have the final say.
3. Respect and privacy are to take note
These are the golden words when it comes to any relationship. Respect must work both ways. She, as our employee, must give the utmost respect we deserve. This should be evident in whatever she does, including answering our questions and even on the way she takes care of our house.
On the other hand, we, as employers, must also give our maids respect. Treating her badly and humiliating her in front of visitors are the examples of disrespect. Disrespect will greatly affect our relationship with her and may even downgrade her performance.
Lastly, privacy must be respected. We all have things we keep to ourselves. Personal beliefs, religion and culture are things we must respect about them.
4. Talk to her
There are things we can’t express in any other ways but communication. If she offended us and she’s not aware, tell her. If we’re angry about something she has done, tell her. Put all the bad emotions to words. It is the only way to take the heaviness in our chest away.
She might surprisingly confide to us the things she doesn’t say. Understanding is the immediate result of conversation. By communication, we are helping ourselves make the most.
We hope you develop a good bonding relationship with your maid!
Eden Grace Maids 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.