10 Commandments for Employers


Customer's often give me lists of dos/don't s, rules for their new helpers. We pass these onto the helpers so they will understand the expectations of their employers. Recently I had a group of recently "resigned" helpers in the office. They had each worked at their employers homes for different lengths of time (3 months, 6 months, 1 year, etc.) I asked them to write a list of dos/don't for employers, and then condense them into 10 commandments for employers. Here is their un-edited 10 commandments.

  1. Don't humiliate the helpers.
  2. Don't discriminate the helpers.
  3. Don't treat the maids like a dog.
  4. Give trust, humility and feel that the maids are safe in working with their employers. (I think they meant "make the maids feel safe")
  5. Give food at least 3 times a day.
  6. Give maid proper place and space to rest after work.
  7. Don't expect the maid to be perfect.
  8. Let the maid to feel free to move inside the house to work well.
  9. Employers have to give time to the helper to adjust and adapt the terms and regulations before termination.
  10. Don't control the life of the maid.