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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…
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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.

SETTING A MONTHLY TRAINING GOAL FOR YOUR MAID

Goal setting experts believe that a goal that is to be achieved has to have five attributes. They can be summarized with the acronym S.M.A.R.T; that is, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. When you decide to start training your maid,…
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GETTING THE BEST OUT OF AN OLDER MAID

Above all, the way your employer-maid relationship plays out lies in your court. What you need to constantly remember, which is very helpful is that you are an EMPLOYER. Not a charity organization. Your older maid is not there for omugwo or holiday. She needed a job, you needed a staff and she agreed to earn a salary. You should demand value for your money. The moment you start exhibiting fear, you have given her a pass to act as she pleases.

BEING THE ULTIMATE TRAINER

Many of us are unaware of the responsibility we incur when we choose to hire maids. A brief look into the background of your maid will make you see that her coming to work for you was her only escape route from an environment that constantly told her she could never become something in life.

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