How Well Do You Know Your Artisan? A very good question right? I know you would probably be wondering why I’m asking such a question. Well, the fact remains that a lot of us claim we know or even have a relationship with the artisans who work for us. That plumber, that electrician, that house-help, that hair dresser and so on.
Do these guys really offer the value they claim when met initially? Are they really who they claim to be?
Let me tell you a little story and why it’s a BIG ISSUE to know your Artisan to an extensive level.
I have a friend who employed a house-help about 3 months ago to help with looking after her 2 baby boys. And also to help with cleaning the house. The house-help was recommended by an “Agency” (There are so many of them around currently). No background check was done on the girl, no profiling or the like. All she had was a single Guarantor who was able to stand for her (so we thought). At the time, my friend was desperately in need of a help, as a result of her new Job. So she felt the Guarantor was enough and did not bother to follow up (Big mistake).
A month after the girl (House-help) was employed; the Lady (my good friend) noticed that she was always requesting to go on off duty at least twice a week. The help would call her at work and tell her she needed to visit her people for one funny reason or the other. Unknown to her, this Help was actually making plans to kidnap her bosses 2 sons and sell to some Criminal syndicates. All for a mere N100,000 compensation, N50k for each Child.
As God would have it, the day she planned to execute her diabolical plans, happened to be the same day my friend’s neighbour (They all stay in the same compound) took leave to stay off work. The neighbour saw her leaving the house with the boys on the pretext that she was going to buy some food items for the Children. The neighbour, a bit uncomfortable, knowing that the Help had never taken the kids out to buy anything in the past; decided to follow her discreetly without her notice, at least to confirm she was actually going to buy something.
Cut the long story, the HELP was caught while doing the transaction and the Children were saved. The Parents alerted and the Police involved.
This may seem to be a story with a good ending, but truth be told, there are cases where the end wasn’t as palatable. With the parties involved left with regrets and sorrow.
So back to my question, “How Well Do You Know Your Artisan?”
On Jambolo.com, you can be sure of proper verification, as well as proper historical background check and profiling for all Artisans engaged on the platform. Jambolo.com equally goes as far as ensuring Artisans are reviewed appropriately before their services are engaged.
So the next time, you want to engage an Artisan, think security.
Engage your next Artisan on Jambolo.com and enjoy peace of mind. You can reach Jambolo.com Contact Centre for inquiries today via 09090022116 and 09090033116