Friday, October 12, 2007

Social Networking with a cause

Here's an interesting social network that lets you connect with people for domestic help.
http://babajob.com/
http://babalife.com/

Having been thru 5 car drivers in the last 6 months, this seems to be very promising. Some problem with my drivers:
1. driver 1: nice guy, drove very well, a true gentleman. however, called in sick all the time.
2. driver 2: very nice and polite kid. had a fake license. went home for 2 weeks to get a real one. had to let him go
3. driver 3: drove very well. BUT rude personality and a very bad attitude. took 4 days off without notifying me. had to fire him
4. driver 4: didnt show up on first day of work.
5. driver 5: drives ok, good attitude. but shows up late for work every single day. i have figured out how to put buffers in place to work around this. doesnt seem like a long term sustainable option.

I would hope referrals would fix this.

Once it's launched in Delhi, I am on this thing big time.
Excerpt from Aloo-Techie:
But both seek to achieve the same purpose — to help poor people like maids, cooks, drivers and watchmen to find jobs through the power of social network. Founded by a former Microsoft employee Sean Blagsvedt, Babajob currently focuses on Bangalore, with plans to spread to other Indian cities and perhaps globally.

2 comments:

Zeenat said...

I'll have to keep an eye on it for expansion in US ;-)

punjabdaputter said...

Gaurav,
I am considering relocating back to India and your note on the 5 drives gave me a hearty laugh in the middle of a drab afternoon. Thanks!