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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 commandments. But the truth is some of these things like stealing and lying are caused by environmental factors and can…

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forgetfulness in nigerian MAIDs
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HOW TO HANDLE YOUR MAID’S FORGETFULNESS

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 was done or it was obviously done half-heartedly. I think what is most shocking to many of us is that…

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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 the one you are about to read. Unfortunately, I have never met this particular person before. Someone sent her message…

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HIRING DECISIONS- LIVE-IN vs LIVE-OUT

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┬ábecome a necessity for every home. It is becoming increasingly evident that whether now or in the future, especially if you are thinking of being productive,…

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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 sometimes become too clingy, while some immediately erect an invisible wall that totally blocks out any form of interaction. For…

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Groom Good Maids
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CREATING A NIGERIA WITH 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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WRITING YOUR OWN SIMPLE CONTRACT

The advantage of writing your own contract is that it is proof that any action you take was agreed upon. It erases misunderstanding when anything happens. It also gives you security and peace of mind, that you have done everything within your ability to protect your end.