Aug
16

Work schedule for your live in maid

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Work schedule for your live in maid

Yesterday, we stopped during the official briefing session of the maid.

Maid work schedule

I am not sure if you prepare a work schedule for your live in maid prior to her arrival, but  I do because I believe it is very important that she knows what is her job scope.

I will prepare the following items for the briefing session. A copy of her daily work schedule, where house rules will also be printed, an alarm clock and a pen. 

I will go through with her item by item so as to explain to her what she needs to do at which time and why she needs to do it, highlight the important task …. etc.

On her first week, I will sit down with her every night before she goes to bed to brief her on her schedule for the next day.

My mom will do the detailed training when she gets down to do the work during the day when I am at work. On my off days or weekends, I will act as the translator to bridge any language gap.

The first 3 months are usually the hardest months for the maid because she needs to adjust to the new environment, as well as coping with work. Not to mention trying to understand my mom.  We usually try not to give her too much stress and give her more time to adapt. 

Monthly, I will gather feedback from my mom (both good and bad) and sit down with the maid to go through with her item by item what she is doing wrong, and what she needs to keep up.   She get a note book from us to record them down to remind herself.   We will continue to monitor her performance for another 6 months. If she performs well, she can stay, if not, we will re-evaluate if she is suitable to continue to stay in Singapore to work for other employers. If not, we will send her back home.  

After six months of service, the meeting with her lessens because she already knows her job well enough to do it without supervision.   Thus, I can have more time to myself.  I agree managing a live in maid can be lots of hard work and time consuming.

Lot of hard work

 

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