mummyjoyce wrote:my 1st maid (the best) left after 6 yrs with me. I told my kids in advance explaining to them and also teaching them at the same times.
Will not be so dramatic and if the maid is good; you can also plan for 1-2 weeks earlier for the new maid to arrive at home for training by the old maid.
this part depends on situation
some stuck up peacock will not take instruction / advice from the out-going maid
but usually we only permit overlapping period if the out-going maid is good and is trustworthy to "train" the incoming new maid, to lessen the instructing time from the resident maid
so far we had 3 maids for 14 years and only for the recent change we had an overlapping period ..... it really saved us lots of time from repeating instructions every 4 or 5 years ......