Crazy list for employee to adhere to work was displayed proudly on a viral social media video by a woman employer. But unfortunately, her belief that the rules were amazing, backfired as netizens pointed out the sheer absurdity of the list of rules and regulations.
The relationship between the employer and the employee has never been a straight and rosy one. They exist in constant conflict but what makes it bearable is professionalism and understanding of personal space. When an employer chooses to forget that, things spiral for the employee and workload becomes exploitative.
In a recent video, a woman on social media is making a list of rules for her employee, which she has kept in order to keep things in place. The video shows a list of rules and regulations with the caption, "It took me 45 minutes to write all these rules and regulations and the helper to-do list, can I include doing a cold call when you are free?"
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Crazy List For Employee
In the video, there is a white mini-board, on which both sides are filled with bullet points. One of the rules mentions that the employee is not allowed to leave the house without taking permission and that they must adhere to sleep timings. Another pointer says, "No using of the phone during working hours unless we call you."
Another one reads, "Do not waste electricity or water. Only stay in the area with a camera when we are not home unless bathing or doing housework." Apart from the harsh list, there was one more with a to-do list on it.
One Instagrammer wrote, "How much salary u pay for this job, I agree to full fill your t&C." While another one wrote, "Domestic helper is to help you not your slave. Knn. Rules like NS sia." Another user pointed out that if they were the helper then they would erase the board and quit.
It is abhorring how we choose to treat the house help in any place. These rules are just the first page of problems that employers have when it comes to treating house help as a professional and a human. Another user pointed out if the person hiring help puts the same rules upon themselves. "If you can't manage this housework and rules, what makes you think a helper can? To my knowledge a helper is also human like us, not a robot," one user wrote.