Are you kind to your maid servant or just be a boss around her, ?

February 25, 2008 10:52pm CST
Will you be kind to your maid servant or just be a boss around her & order things from her, I have seen many in my appartment that people do not treat the maid servants kindly, either thay are rude or they are bossing around them all the time, sometime the owners keep complaining about them to the other people, that they do not do work properly & stuffs like that, When you have a servant how will you treat her?
6 responses
@Swaana (1208)
• India
26 Feb 08
My maid is a part of our family. I treat her as one and she treats me like her younger sister. I have trained my kids to call them aunty and never they will call her by her name. They will give her the respect that is to be given for an elderly person. I tell her the things that I need her to do. If there is something that I need her to correct, I show her the way how to do rather shouting at her. It is not worth complaining to others, if they come to know about these complaints, will they really help us. This is their office, and if the boss is not a good one, how can you expect the subordinates to be a good worker. I never complain about my maid. I have also seen people not giving anything to the maids, which is not a healthy practice. I just make sure that I give her food to eat and a cup of hot coffee which rejenuvates her. Many women come to work as maids also for the food. So why deprive them of that. Infact prepare extra food to give her daily. They never ask for royal treatment and all, but they feel better if they are also treated as fellow human beings.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
26 Feb 08
When my younger siblings were born, my parents decided to hire a servant in the house because both of them were working. I'm the eldest of four siblings and the age gap between me and my younger brother was barely a year so I'm just too young to take care of him. And if my memory serves me right, we've had three to four servants since then. Even at a very young age, I've been treating them kindly. Some of them are actually our aunts. As a matter-of-fact, I've been relatively close with one of them. I even slept beside her and shared stories with her as if she were my older sister. Come to think of it, it's been more than a decade already since we last saw each other and I do miss her.
26 Feb 08
Hi mykmari i sppreciatr your reply, ofcourse our servants are a human being, good that you have treated them as one among you, being kind to others shows that we live a life meaningfull Thanks again, & be blessed
@youngam86 (151)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I believe that you should treat people the way you want to be treated. I really do not like the term servant because it kind of infers that they are essential your slave. I'd feel really uncomfortable about that.
26 Feb 08
Hi youngam86, i feel so good to hear that you dont like the word servant,i am with you on this, i appreciate your attitude, yes i dont address my home helper as servant, i call her by name , but what will you introduce her when you introduce her to some one who comes to your house? we have to be a servant first in-order to serve others, no matter whom you serve,father,mother, elders at home, etc etc yes it is true you have to treat others the way you want to be served by others, Thanks for your comments, have a nice day bye
@aweins (4203)
• India
29 Apr 09
hi cindrel_27, my dear friend, i am having servants and i never treated them like a boss. i never ordered them like a big boss ordering something and they have to come rushing head over heals, making all the things fall that come in between. i am very easy to them . and if i have a complain also i say very politely so that she also dont feel bad and my work is laso done. what the fun to be rude and then hear some bad words from them also. they have bad language as uausal, so why to say all that.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
26 Feb 08
Yes I treat my maid as a member of the family.She is a very sensible woman and takes care of us in many ways..everyday I make a point to give hera cuppa tea along with whatever we have in our breakfast...after all she also needs a break after working for long hours.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
26 Feb 08
My maid servant is also like a family member, she's very sensible and takes care of us in many ways. Everyday I make it a point to giver a cuppa tea along with anything we give her which we have in our breakfast...after all they also need a short break after working for so many hours.