Maid Woes In India!

I am a married Indian woman and I do not cook. I am a mother and I do not stay at home . These two sentences sum up my current life situation perfectly. My household is running efficiently thanks to the my maids. I rely on them for cooking, cleaning and baby care. And, was lucky that I had good help to rely on.

One would come early in the morning and make mouth watering Parathas for breakfast and for lunch I had sumptuous meals. The marble flooring shines like a mirror where you can adore your looks. The one closest to my heart was the one who looked after my child. My kiddo enjoyed her company and would happily accept hugs from her.

They would play with toys and laugh together. She would feed him and in return he shared his food with her. He would wake up in the morning and she would be the second person to hold him. I was at peace and my day in office passed without any worries of the kiddo. Of course, the grandparents stay to monitor the “Didi”, but she gave no reason to complain.

All was well, until one day I suffered a heartbreak as “Didi” refused to return to work after fortnight holiday.

“Main aaj se kaam pe nahi aayungi, mujhe gaav mein rehna hai ab” ( I wont be returning to work now as I would be living inΒ  my village now).

These words from my child’s nanny hurt me as if I got rejected from a Google job opportunity! She denied my proposal for a salary hike, longer breaks and flexible timings. All the perks offered have been rejected. My employment is no more befitting to her. Thus, began my journey of Maid woes.Β 

Ask any women in India, maid woes are real and you are happy until your maid turns up for work. The struggle to find a new one is too much to handle. My battle has just begun and I will not stop until I find one. By the way, do you have any references? Do share in comments. πŸ˜‰

Have you also been a victim of maid woes? How do you handle it without all the worrying? Do share some tips with us also to learn to stay calm! πŸ™‚

This post is written as part of #LetsBlogwithPri initiative hosted by Mummasaurus. I would like to thank Debidutta Mohanty for introducing me in her post. You can check her blog post here. Now, I would like to introduce Jameela next in this train. You can check her blog post here.

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Post Author: Dishki

6 thoughts on “Maid Woes In India!


    (6th September 2019 - 17:37)

    This is a very serious issue for working women. What did you do then? How did u manage to cope?


    (20th June 2019 - 10:22)

    Yes recently my another maid got married who was there with us for 4-5 years now and after her we are still struggling to find one like her.
    This post of yours I can relate very well.

    Kapila Rattan Bhowmik

    (20th June 2019 - 10:11)

    I completely get that feeling of rejection.. I have been infact facing it almost every week now.. due to maid issue πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

    Maitri Verma

    (19th June 2019 - 19:56)

    Maid woes are real. It’s even tougher to find a replacement

    Debidutta Mohanty

    (19th June 2019 - 17:35)

    Yes, maid woes are definitely for real in India . I can understand your worry as being a working mom it adds up to it. You can try agency that help you provide maid throughout the year with an annual commission. They do check the background of maids at their end. All the best . Hope u get one soon.


    (19th June 2019 - 17:28)

    Maid woes is one thing many ppl struggle at, I have no references to give u as I’m a totally maid-less mom , hope u find one soon…:)

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