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When the Child prefers the Nanny

On August 14, 2017, Posted by , In Best Practices while hiring Helpers,Lessons4Me&U, With No Comments

“I think my child prefers the nanny to me!” “My nanny does not allow me to talk to my son when I am home. She is constantly telling him not to bother me as I may be tired. Who is she to decide that?” “Now my son has started clinging…

Hiring Domestic Help

Whether you are looking to hire a part time, full time or live-in maid,you have the same hiring options. Referrals from neighbours or security guards or other maids: If you have the time, this can be a good option Placement Agencies: Works well if you are ready to spend money,…

Domestic Workers Job Contract

On March 18, 2017, Posted by , In Best Practices while hiring Helpers,Lessons4Me&U, With 5 Comments

We normally do not sign any job or employment contract with our Domestic Workers. This is because we feel, and to some extent rightly so, that it is not practical to regulate specific aspects of domestic work, such as exact hours of work and the work done. In India, specifically,…

Helper Absenteeism

On March 16, 2017, Posted by , In Best Practices while hiring Helpers,Lessons4Me&U, With 1 Comment

Imagine a scenario where your domestic help lands for work coughing and sneezing: clearly nursing a flu. The question then is what should you do? Praise and encourage the practice as dedication to one’s work, or encourage the helper to take the day off? Dealing with Helper Absenteeism is a…

Is your Helper a Victim of Domestic Violence?

On January 17, 2017, Posted by , In Best Practices while hiring Helpers, With No Comments

For the past many months my house help had been struggling with domestic violence, including physical abuse. Sadly, I had no inkling, till it grew to the extent that I had to intervene and help her register a case with the police. I was surprised, and ashamed, that I had…