My wife and I decided over the weekend to hire a part time domestic helper. A few weeks ago I don't think that I would have known what the proper term for such a person was, but after doing a little online research I now know the correct name. We have been considering doing this for about a month, but we finally dove in on Saturday.
This morning I spent 35 minutes on the phone with a placement firm that specializes in domestic help. I actually researched the company last week and called numerous references that they provided. I intend to call 2 more agencies this morning and see what they can offer us.
We are looking for someone to work from 8am to 1pm M-F. The job will entail house cleaning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation. After speaking with the agencies, I have a pretty good idea of what to pay and look for in such an employee, but I still feel like I want a bit more input.
Do any of you utilize domestic help, and if so, could you give me any suggestions?