Ever heard of a house maid who is sincere beyond one can imagine? She is punctual, she is hardworking and soft spoken, she is honest, she is helpful, she hardly takes leaves and works extra if required and doesn’t even ask for extra money, for she is happy with whatever she gets, and she has the integrity towards her work and her employer. Still, she cannot make them happy... there is something that is always left for them to pick out.
Initially, when she joined work, she was bullied by other staff members in the house because of the color of her skin and the way she looked. But slowly and gradually, she won everyone’s heart with her pleasing and genuine nature. She started with 500 bucks a month and then eventually increased her work and now makes 10 grand a month. That’s how she progressed.
But... there is always a but everywhere (I ask why?!)
In spite of trying her level best, she fails and hears cuss words. She is chided from time to time for something or the other and isn’t treated in a good way,... may be because she is an easy target amongst all the staff members?
She is slow and gets scolded for it all the time. It takes more time for her to complete a simple task and in between the employer loses all the patience. She hears everything quietly, without uttering a single word in return because of deep down in her heart, she knows she is wrong, that she makes mistakes and works really slowly and that is why she feels okay to be vilified all the time!
Sometimes, it breaks my heart to see such scenarios... I feel what have we become as a race?! I get the fact that she works really slowly and it’s only natural for the employer to lose their patience but why be inhuman? And if they have so much of problem with her then why not ask her to leave? They know they won’t get a staff like her, ever! They never have from so many years and now when they have her, they don’t want her to go! Why would they? She takes care of the kids, feeds them food, looks after the plants, cooks food, cleans the house, does laundry and several tidbit things that keep on going 24*7! If she has more work than usual, she doesn’t even take a rest in the afternoons! And after doing so much... she gets berated for one thing or the other!
Sadly, that is how things have started functioning in our society!