Domestic workers are a necessary service that many modern-day families cannot do without. Having a domestic worker/ servant/ helper/’maid’ takes a lot of load from many couples, especially women, ‘shoulders. But the relationship between domestic servants and their employers is riddled with many challenges.
Many people struggle to find a good domestic worker / au pair / servant/ 'maid' because the market, being typically low-skilled, is rife with all manner of people. On the other hand though, some eployers abuse the helplessness of domestic servants by treating them in less than ideal ways. Domestic worker/maid abuse typically takes the form of financial abuse, unreasonable working hours, and unreasonable restrictions.
Many households nowadays employ the services of domestic workers agencies when looking to employ such workers. The agencies screen potential workers and train them in domestic work. Agencies make what would otherwise be low-skilled service to be a professional one. If you are looking for a 'professional' au pair or domestic servant, your best bet is to get them through a reputable agency.
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