Date Posted: 24/08/2020
Hiring a trustworthy can seem complicated. What’s harder is when you find someone who is reliable, but they don’t want to work for you. There can be a lot of factors playing as to why helpers leave their employers. It’s most likely that some employers fail to give these trustworthy employees reasons to stay and continue working for them.
For this blog post, we will discuss why a helper wants to leave their employer and what you can do to prevent this from happening or the possible solutions.
1. Feeling alone or lonely.
Emotionally, it’s never easy for someone to be far away for friends and family, especially if you know you can’t see them for a long time. This is one of the reasons why helpers leave their employers. They feel so lonely and alone that it already causes them not to enjoy their work and feel sad all the time. When helpers feel isolated and disconnected, it gives them an unpleasant experience.
2. Feeling unsatisfied with salary.
All countries have employment rights for foreign domestic helpers. But, if not communicated properly, this can lead to frustration. With that, it can be demotivating and cause them to leave work without explaining themselves.
3. Lack of rest or privacy
Privacy is always important, regardless of the nature of someone’s job. Everyone deserves to have their privacy. Also, to have their time to rest and be energized after a day’s work.
However, there are cases when employers don’t consider the need for helpers to take their time off and need some private time. Depending on the employer’s schedule and requirements, this leaves the domestic helper to feel very exhausted because of meeting the demands of work.
Inevitably, this will lead to physical and mental stress that can build up over time. What adds to this is the anxiety when there’s no privacy.
4. Sentiments about food
All helpers are obliged to; provided food or a food allowance from their employer. This sometimes gets confusing because helpers don’t know how much food they are entitled to or when they can eat.
This can lead to frustration. Rather than directly discussing with employers, their shyness overpowers them, which leads to disliking the food choices. The helper then chooses to leave the employment quietly.
There are many ways you can build trust between you and your helper, and these are just a few of the many. If you treat your helper with love and respect, just like a human, you will often have those attitudes reciprocated. Just because you are kind to your helper, doesn’t mean it will affect the standard of her work. In fact, in many cases, Helpers work better in a positive environment.