Tag Archive: Maids

Caught In the Web of Maid Comparisons

Comparisons

It doesn’t take so long before the maid discussion comes up when there are two or more women in a place. In the middle of discussing businesses and career, family and other matters, the “how to balance it all” talk…
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Willful Wrong or Sheer Ignorance of Nigerian Maids?

ignorance

“The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal”. David Brin Except you specifically made mention of it during…
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7 SIGNS YOU MIGHT NEED A PROFESSIONAL MAID

I have realized over time that the breaking points of maid employers differ from home to home. While some can’t stand someone who lies at all, another can manage a lying person… as long as she is hardworking. It’s perfectly…
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ARE YOU PATRONIZING AN AGENT OR SLAVE-TRADER?

I have always silently wondered why families stick with their maids even when they do so many things that are wrong. Many women complain about how their maids do not clean well, they steal, obsessively lie, destroy cherished property and…
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DO FAMILIES WANT MAIDS OR SERVANTS?

When the word “maid’ is mentioned in our part of the world, the picture that pops up is someone from an underprivileged background. The person is most likely from the village, someone who cannot speak English fluently, but can communicate….
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THE OPPORTUNITIES IN HOUSEKEEPING

Truthfully, we know that not every graduate will get a corporate job immediately after NYSC or eventually. It is not a Nigerian problem. Even the biggest economies in the world have shortage of jobs.  Some of us know some people who…
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WE NEED MORE EDUCATED PEOPLE IN THE HOUSEKEEPING INDUSTRY

“Mummy, I’m going to work as a live-in house help for two years”. How would you feel as a parent if you heard these words voiced by your daughter, who you have spent quite a fortune on educating? Surprised? Curious?…
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