Comparisons
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Caught In the Web of Maid 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 comes up, and then they delve into how efficient each of their maids have been. During the conversations, there is…

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ignorance
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Willful Wrong or Sheer Ignorance of Nigerian Maids?

“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 the interview, or have taken deliberate and strategic actions towards teaching her, then it will be unjustifiable as an employer,…

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confidence
MAIDS, SHORT TIPS

Your Maid’s Confidence

One of the things your maid will be taught during training is CONFIDENCE. The trait that enables her believe firmly in herself and in her ability to master and execute her job excellently well. Confidence does not equate disrespect. A trained maid should be confident enough to learn, admit when wrong, teach where necessary, offer suggestions and improve on previous…

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Your maid might just be acting her age

Ofcourse, there is no excuse whatsoever for whatever wrong your maid may be doing, but a little knowledge into what may be influencing her actions could help you understand how to deal with it. I am not a behavioral expert, however, from experience I know that certain traits can be associated with certain age groups. For example if your maid…

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Who should be blamed? 24-05-2017

Maids have become the easy target of blame when things do not work out well in the employer-maid relationship. As soon as we hear that an employer has let go of her maid, we say “All of them are the same” and are ready to put forth a story that favors our point. Many maids have in fact proven to…

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Handling Simple Mistakes 23-05-2017

There is a high tendency that we may blow things out of proportion because of our suspicion. Sometimes, the mistake is nothing more than a mistake. Do not let suspicion cloud your judgement as an employer. If you have any reason to be suspicious, confront it and obtain relevant evidence. We should ensure that our good maids don’t suffer because…

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