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Pembantus (helper)

Indonesian culture has a long history of employing domestic staff within Indonesian and expat homes.  The term ‘pembantu’ is derived from the term ‘bantu’ meaning ‘help’ and I tell you that our pembantu (Ibu A) is more than ‘help’ she is a godsend. 390 more words

Trailing Spouse

Employment opportunities in Lagos: Domestic staff, nannies, drivers, cleaners wanted

Our company, Delivery Day Nigeria Limited (www.deliverydayng.com ) is a frontline provider of housekeeping and chauffeuring (driving) services in Nigeria, with its headquarters in Lagos. We are excited about hiring talented individuals who are interested in having a regular flow of income and are currently working or have worked as domestic staff (‘househelp’/’housemaids’ as they are locally called), nannies, cleaners and drivers within Lagos. 105 more words


Charity and Nicole - a wonderful expat tale.

Whenever I think about the many places I have lived over my years I am reminded of the domestic staff we had at the time: Enca the cook in Manila, Arricelli in Caracas, Anne Marie in Kingston, Ansa my saviour in Islamabad, and now here in Pretoria Sarna who keeps the house clean and  me sane at the same time with her company and funny tales.   1,349 more words


Cunning house helps: A true story

This blog post was not planned in advance like my usual output. But I have decided to share it as a warning to others.

We already know most of the cunning scams some domestic staff perpetrate against their employers in Nigeria.  410 more words