The first thing you need to think about when you are hiring a maid for your home is your own expectations for the maid’s duties. You should compile a list of what exactly it is that you expect from the maid, as well as sorting the list by task priority. You also need to think about WHY you want domestic help in your home. Doing this will allow you to compare your list to the list of services offered by the different agencies in your area and weeding out the ones that don’t fit the bill of what you expect. If you are choosing among different maids from the same agency, show your list to the agency manager and let them make a few suggestions for you so that the choosing will go a lot easier for you.
Double and Triple Check Credentials
If you are already looking at a particular Filipino maid agency you really need to double check their credentials to make sure that they are legitimate. The last thing you need is to be stuck with an agency that is trying to cheat you out of money in the form of fees and extra wages. A good way to make sure that you are with an agency that is actually good at what they do is to ask for referrals from your friends and your family. It is actually very easy to start a maid agency. There is not much work involved, so there are a lot of these agencies all over the country. Make sure you pick one or two that are respected, have a reputation in the community for good services, and are popular enough to be the first pick for a lot of people.
What Nationality Should You Get?
The nationality of the maid at the Filipino maid agency might vary from maid to maid. You can’t expect them to all be of the same race, religion and from the same country. You are now going to be presented with a whole new dilemma. What nationality should you get? It’s like the agency is a mall and you have to select one store out of ten. Think about their interests, religious beliefs, morals and compare them to yours.
This is more important when the housemaid is going to be living with you. It is best not to have someone whose beliefs clash with yours. The last thing you want is to have your organs harvested at 2 a.m. for the nightly prayers to the Dark Lord Cthulhu.