Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment and are among the most vulnerable groups of workers. The people who help in our household works are known as domestic help. Domestic help is a common figure in our society. They work for private households, often without clear terms of employment, unregistered in any book, and excluded from the scope of labor legislation. The rich and solvent people employ them in their houses. Domestic helps usually does the work of washing, cleaning, cooking, and other household chores. They try to satisfy their masters with their works. Currently, there are at least 67 million domestic workers worldwide, not including child domestic workers and this number is increasing steadily in developed and developing countries. In houses where the women work outside domestic help do all kinds of household works. Domestic help maybe servant or maidservant. They look after children, take them to school, and do the shopping and other works.
Their work may include tasks such as cleaning the house, cooking, washing and ironing clothes, taking care of children, or elderly or sick members of a family, gardening, guarding the house, driving for the family, and even taking care of household pets. A domestic worker may be working in a country of which she/he is not a national, thus referred to as a migrant domestic worker.
Maidservants remain busy in the kitchen most of the time. Domestic help also takes a hand to serve food to their masters. They lessen their master’s workloads and make life comfortable. Very often domestic help is maltreated by their employers. Sometimes, they make mistakes to do their duties. They break plates, glasses, and other things due to their carelessness. They do mistakes naturally as human beings. Their master often gets angry at their failure. Then domestic help is punished severely. Sometimes, they have been forced to starve for days. These are quietly inhuman activities. As human beings, they can make mistakes and we should consider them.
At present, domestic workers often face very low wages, excessively long hours, have no guaranteed weekly day of rest and at times are vulnerable to physical, mental, and sexual abuse or restrictions on freedom of movement. Domestic help deserves the treatment of other humans. We should behave well with them. We should not show cruelty towards them. Sometimes domestic help steal many things. We should be careful of them. If any of them does so, we should sack them from service. Sometimes, they are engaged in crimes. So, we should try to know about them quietly at first and engage in work then. We should be sympathetic and kind towards them.
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