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Getting a maid – EAM

Getting a maid – EAM

Most expats and also nearly all wealthier Filipinos have maids.

In our western culture, having a maid is not something that we do, and it can be a difficult adjustment to make for us, because it is so "outside the box".

Getting a maid in the Philippines is something that has changed drastically in the 14+ years that we have lived in the Philippines.  When we first moved to the Philippines you would have people coming to your gate asking for a job as a maid in your house.  There were so many such people that you practically had to fight them off with a stick!  These days, you have to resort to some different tactics to find anybody who is willing to work as a maid.  We have had times when we have gone for months without a maid because it was difficult to find one.

Another problem is finding a maid who is willing to work for a long period of time.  I don't mean long work hours, I mean somebody that you can hire and she will still be with you several years down the road.  These days,