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KEEPING YOUR MAID’S ENTHUSIASM HIGH

There are millions of people who wake up everyday and always have to give their brains a pep talk on why they need to show up in their offices that day. Human Resources departments in offices always try to look…
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7 QUALITIES EVERY MAID SHOULD HAVE

“What are the qualities of a good maid?”. I get asked this question sometimes and I kind of sense that naturally, people want to hear the “thou shall not steal”, “thou shall not lie” kind of qualities like the ten…
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HOW TO HANDLE YOUR MAID’S FORGETFULNESS

forgetfulness in nigerian MAIDs

Some of us, if not all, have been in situations where we gave out specific instructions to our maids before leaving the house, but then we come back later in the day to find out that either nothing at all…
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A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF HOW ONE NIGERIAN WOMAN HANDLES HIRED HELP

I have had quite a number of people share with me how they go about hiring maids in Nigeria or precautions they take after they hire. But I have never really come across a process that is so detailed like…
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HIRING DECISIONS- LIVE-IN vs LIVE-OUT

decisions

Everyday, we are faced with decisions of whether or not to hire a maid or whether or not we even need them in the first place. But love them or hate them, maids may have become a necessity for every home….
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PREPARING THE KIDS FOR THE NEW MAID

Even though I am not a child expert, I know that children can be very sensitive to change especially when the change involves a new person coming into their private space. Some kids instantly warm up to the person and…
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CREATING A NIGERIA WITH GOOD MAIDS

Groom Good Maids

As the saying goes “The only way to overcome evil, is to introduce good.” “The only way to dispel darkness is to turn on the light.” This means that it is not by complaining that evil leaves, neither is it by ignoring that it exists. So what can be done to change the narrative that Nigerian/African maids are bad? What can be done to avert the maid tragedies that occur every other day? It is by grooming the good ones till they drive out the bad ones.

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