Monday, May 25, 2009

Finding household staff

In the afternoon, I finalised details for Om Deep, from curtain design to supervising painters, and conducted maddening interviews with potential household staff. For all the people power in India, the abundance of cheap labour, the utter lack of good service levels, from the plumber and carpenter to house staff was really bothering me now. Could I ever take anyone at face value? But then, could I ever double check what anyone said? The system was opaque, a colloid of half truths and misrepresentations, murky at best.

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