Difficult Decisions

Getting rid off house workers was not an easy decision and was not taken lightly. Unfortunately the blog post has led to some negativity from people who have hidden behind pseudonyms. I have not and will not approve such comments which do not reflect the true situation on our part. Trust is an important thing between employer and employee. Our aim in employing local Tanzanians to work for us was always to give something back and provide a good wage for honest work. Our house workers had a good wage at the top of the range locally. Had they asked for extra food we would have been generous. Stealing stuff is not good, especially for workers with experience of working in such environments (Foil is expensive here). Writing in other people’s books is discourteous in the least). I am saddened by both the situation and the response from a small minority. Settings have changed and so comments require an email address from now on.

6 responses to “Difficult Decisions

  1. You did the right thing about letting go the house workers on basis of principle. And I agree it’s never an easy thing to do. Sorry to hear that there are people out there who are giving you negative comments (hmm, they probably have never experienced such a situation before). Hope everything turns out well now. Take care.


  2. Oh dear! This is the second post we have read (in about 5 minutes) about unpleasant comments to blog posts. How disappointing that people feel they want to say stuff and then “hide”. Hope the email thing fixes these nuisances.


  3. Oooh, two comments! I also want to say – don’t let the trolls stop your amazing posts. I read them all (sometimes I have to catch up) and enjoy them immensely. Don’t let one or two trolls put you off.


  4. I’m saddened that ignorant people have been negative. It’s also short sighted, because if the staff get away with smaller breaches of expected behaviour, it will quickly progress to bigger things. That is the way of the world. Besides, this is your HOME. You have every right to have your belongings respected.


  5. Sorry to here about the trouble

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  6. Sad that pseudonym hiding was taking place. Hope it all turns out ok, bro.


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