Nowadays hiring maids and specially baby caretakers has been so difficult. We have arranged for a daycare girl to look after our baby daughter – around r months back. She hails from a poor family and in need of money to clear her family’s debts. In first look, she looked sincere and quite comfortable in handling babies. My wife liked this girl and we decided to hire her services – albeit at a higher price, 5000 bucks for a month!!
However we didn’t have any better option so we went ahead with her. In the first hew days, she made attempts to acclaimatize herself with my baby. Within a few days, my baby got quite comfortable with this caretaker and they got along quite well! Well, that’s a great sign! Soon the caretaker took charge of my baby and things looked going on right track.
However, this caretaker was a teenager and had influence of her mother, also a house maid, who has a habit of taking too many leaves in a month and talking rudely with the employers and saying lies. This caretaker also shown similar signs, starting from second month itself. Whenever a Sunday comes, something happened to her and she wanted a leave. Every Sunday she wants leave just because both of us have holiday and are at home.
We explained to her in polite yet clear way that this is not acceptable, and she made a ruckus out of this. We faced lot of mental stress but because we were in need we tried to amicably sort it out. It ended well and she agreed to agree to our terms. We thought things will move ahead smoothly after this and they did. For a few days, however. She again started her erratic behavior and we are at loss of any workable solution on this issue.
We are desperate to know we can deal with such issues related to maids and caretakers. We are in need of some girl who can take care of our daughter, is honest and sincere, and obedient and keen on working. We are at loss of a feasible solution on how we should deal with this.
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