How do you treat your House Maids / House Servants?

October 26, 2010 12:43pm CST
A pleasant day fellow mylotters, I am not certain if all of us have experienced to have a House Maid or House Servants at home. And if you do, I just want to ask this quick question, how do you treat your House Maid / Servants at your home? This question keeps running on my mind whenever I see the House Maid of our Landlord because there are times she was being maltreated. And whenever I saw her being treated in this way, I remembered those times, when we still have a House Maid/Servant, that, we never treated them like a maid rather, we treated them like a part of our family.
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• Romania
26 Oct 10
I do not have regular house servants. Just the occasional handyman, to make some improvements around the house. Just recently I had a new shower installed, the guy did it all in just 2 days, I was very pleased with the work he did. Gave him a small bonus.
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
Wow, that's very good. Giving them a reward that they deserved.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
27 Oct 10
Hi there! Before, we also had a house servants, and all of them became my friend even up to these days because we develop this good relationship towards one another when they were still in our house, rendering their precious service to us. We treated them well also because it doesnt mean that when you're paying someone, you have the sole right to do whatever you wanted to them even when its bad. Its a good feeling that im still in touch with some of them, and that they leave us in good reasons not that they experienced bad things about us. Good night!
• Philippines
28 Oct 10
What you have done was the perfect and ideal way of treating the house helpers. And it is indeed pleasant to hear that house helpers are leaving without any regrets since they are treated in a very nice way.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
30 Oct 10
I always treat my house maids as family members. After all, they are helping me in taking care of my house. They are taking care of things which I should be doing myself. So, that is what they are doing for me, and they certainly deserve to be treated as members of the family.
• India
29 Oct 10
First let me tell you that a house maid/house servants are human beings like us but are forced to do this job because of their illiteracy or due to their poor economic conditions. They are to be given their due respect as they are there to help us and we have no right to treat them with disgust. I have an old lady who helps me in my household chores and i teach my children to respect her as a grandmother. Happy mylotting.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 10
Hi Airasheilla!. We don't have servant at home. Since childhood we teach to clean mess we did. At my house there 3 woman so we can share the house job and don't need others to help. I think if I had maid in future I will treat her as part of the family because she will taking restorability to taking care my house when I was away.
• United States
27 Oct 10
We have only had a maid service come to our house once and they were horrendous. Our house smelled for a week. Not sure what products they used, but they were not efficient. I always treat everyone with respect, no matter what they do for a living. I treat them as my equal. I would only mistreat them if they were disrespectful in some sort of way, and to be honest, I probably would not waste my time mistreating them, but instead I would just let them go.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
That's really sad when people treat housemaid or house helpers as servant. Thu calling them house helpers is more humane than servants (which is true they are servants because they are serving the employer) But they are also human,and it's not because they are working at home for us that gives the justification of calling them servants. There is no difference with employee working in a company,those employee wearing uniforms working in an airconditioned room,with necktie well groomed,they're still working with their boss- in short they are also servants. But,why we are not calling them as servants- just because they have their selves educated before serving the others? (company and employers) I been thinking this each time i heard people mal-treating their house helpers ,servants whatever we call them. They're also humans and have all the rights to be respected as treated rightly. I grew up and used to lived with housemaid,but i don't remember any event that my parents ever treated them as "the other". We treated them as part of the family. They deserved it. I know that some servants are bad like robbers/thieves and also hurting kids. But those ones are special cases and are seldom. But when we treated them properly,i guess they won't do something bad to us or any of our family members,unless they are just pretending to be a good person. And that's really bad also. But then again,i can say that those cases are seldom,and employers mal-treating their servants is much common.