our temporary house helper will have to leave soon

@hotsummer (10523)
Philippines
December 11, 2011 7:45pm CST
it is because our own real house helper will be back soon but we contacted our relatives who may need house helper. the good thing with the temporary house helper is that she is not a nosy person although she always go home at the end of the day and does not stay at home. unlike our original house helper, although she is hardworking and can help us now in caring for our father as we promised bigger pay rate, but she tend to be nosy person and gossip to other people about our lives. which i don't like at all. but they wanted the old helper more that is why i have no choice but to bear with her again.
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7 responses
• Canada
12 Dec 11
Ummmm.... that is not right. She should NOT be gossiping about your lives. She is not very professional and if I were you I would sit down with her and tell her that your life and home is not something to be discussing outside of your home and if it does NOT stop look for someone new and fire her butt. She is disrespecting you. My mother is a housekeeper in many homes and she would never dream of talking about her clients outside of work. That is not right and it needs to stop.
@sjvg1976 (18336)
• Delhi, India
12 Dec 11
Hello Hotsummer, Its a habit of house helpers to gossip about their employer and nothing can't be done for it.But you should warn your old house helper before keeping her again. I think that your temporary house helper is just pretending to be nice to you so that you may have her the permanent job as she knows that once your old house helper will come she will have to leave the job.
@gaea23 (252)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
I hope you can get well with her when she comes back. And I think the most needed to settle your differences is to talk so she may no longer spread gossip. She should be aware that you are not going to tolerate her. She should respect your family and should not spread anything outside.
@SIMPLYD (89827)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Well, my friend you can talk to the old helper, before you hire her again. Tell her that your family wants her not to tell stories about the family to other people. Tell her "What you see, what you hear, leave it here" or she will never be hired again. That way, she will be cautioned.
@wadabski (764)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
It is hard to find good help these days. The one who you really can rely on and have confidence in. If we are lucky we can find that is really loyal and hard working. We had one a couple of years ago but now, my cousin volunteered to help out our home as I pay for her tuition in school and as well as pay her in a monthly basis. I do treat her as a guest rather than a house helper. It is good though at least every time I get home the house is sparkling clean and food is already ready. Its a win win situation.
• Indonesia
12 Dec 11
Sorry, I won't employee someone in my home who like gossiping about my family live to outside people. As a boss, you need to speak to her seriously about her bad behavior if she still is worked for your family and underlined that you don't a gossip worker but a diligent worker. If I were you, I would give her two to three time not gossip and she was over three times fooling your rules, she would be better fired without warnings.
• United States
12 Dec 11
If she works for you & you catch her gossiping about your family then I would fire her on the spot. What goes on in your home should stay in your home, unless of course a crime is being committed then that's a different story. When you work for someone though you owe that employer your loyalty for as long as you work there. I was always taught to respect my family, people that are older then me, & also my employer. I don't understand why everyone was not raised this way.