Report from the Meido Kentei
The Japan Maid Association meido kentei -a grueling test and lecture, lasting for hours on end, forcing the most diligent apprentices to miss the highly anticipated Comiket, instead they are instilled with the virtues of... maidliness- this is the big one!
The kentei, which happened last week, saw just under 30 eager, potential maids attend the test to learn proper cleaning and serving skills (even the honorable legacy of the maid), then go out and test their knowledge.
Akibanana breaks down the two hour lecture as such:
The Background & Era of the Birth of the Meido
As you can see, it is not all fun and games for these girls. Though some did come to the test dressed in moe maid or punk maid costumes and others may have picked up some experience working in maid cafes, the duty of the meido goes beyond these superficial considerations!
Many of the girls in attendance are already studying for careers in hospitality and maid servitude, so it only seemed fitting to them to take the level three test offered that day and achieve another level closer to being a full-fledged and endorsed meido.
Meido kentei take place frequently throughout Japan. Students who pass receive a level-specific certificate in maid proficiency.