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Are You Scared of Hiring A Maid?

Two weeks ago, a CCTV footage surfaced on the internet and later went viral of a nanny in Uganda handling her boss’ baby recklessly. I don’t think there is anyone who saw that video who didn’t get angry. Angry that a human being will think it okay in her heart to harm someone as innocent as a baby. Judging from…

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Are You Prepared To Be A Maid Employer

I put out a question not too long, saying ” I remember when maids stayed with their employers for at least 5-10 years. What happened?” I got responses ranging from they wanting to make quick money, to wanting to become madam too, to employers of these days maltreating their maids and so on. While these answers seemed to sound true,…

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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 okay to choose to be patient with your maid; however, many employers don’t seem to know when there isn’t any…

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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 so on. But while listening to their stories, I notice the maid is still being referred to in present terms,…

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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. The candidate should be a very hard worker – emphasis on ‘very’. There is also this subtle thinking of the…

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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 have made up their minds to be business owners immediately after school. As easy as that may sound, that road…

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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? Angry? I hear people call this generation “a bunch of millennials who are filled with a sense of entitlement”. We…

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