I think and my friends would testify, that we are the world's most lenient employers of maid around. Only on our second real maid , (actually 4th, if you count the temporary ones) , the previous maid lasted for seven years, and the second maid lasted 2 .
Well, it would be 2 years this coming november.
She has run off.
Yesterday....I picked the kids up from school. Then on the way back mom told me, that they were in front of my house and have been calling for the last 15 mins, no one opened the door nor was the phone answered. Tak sedap dah. When I reached home 5 mins later, I got in, and found the key tied nicely to the grill. Hmmm..and the wooden door, open slightly.
I knew what had happened. Calmly i went in, confirmed that the bags are gone. Half of me thought she had gone out for a while but actually realised that this maid has gone away for good.
My first thought was -Phew! What a relief! I had been thinking of ways to send her home now now now now..she's done me a huge favour by going away before I had to be nasty.
Of course mom was upset, investigative work revealed totally dry sink which can only mean one thing- she had left in the morning.
Called the agent who told me she had no idea. But yeah, the girl had changed lately. She has a boyfriend, she knows how to go out and she has been paid. Nothing to do with her lack of supervision or training lah. this maid is young though .
Well. Now I need another maid immediately.
Kids are relishing the adventure. Nadine went to iron her uniform immediately (legitimately allowed since no maid- before, no way could she touch the iron- and risk getting my daughter's fingers burnt?? hehehe)
Anyway kids also helped to wash up. Ok, so now I need new bottle of washing up liquid as they used halfbottle up in one wash.
Have got a LOT of clothes to sort out- wash, iron, dry, fold. How about a dryer hon? Honey thinks its awaste of electricity and money. How about 5 laundry basket for our 5 kids to sort out ?
Hmmm this could be a blessing in disguise, you know. Hubbs will resume the buang sampah duty and I have asked him to get new mops. "whatever type you will feel comfortable using, hon" kuang kuang kuang..!!!
I could I suppose go and look for her. I know her friends etc. I'm sure they would deny it though.
But, I have had this conversation before with her. I told her, and she agreed, that she came to my house in a proper way, I would like her to leave in a proper way too, not running away like SOME maids. She said yahh aren't they awful. She has been moody though. I think because she has a bf and they have had fights etc. I have to report to the police, and go to the immigration etc. Malasnye. On the minus side, I have to pay a levy. On the plus side, the levy is cheaper than her flight home.
Ningseh, like I said in the facebook, I hope you are safe, and thanks for taking care of my kids, and feeding them etc . I am sorry for any kesalahan to you, I know though that we have been good to you. A weekend away every month. Money sent home as and when requested. Channel lipstick (ok that one she took) It would have been nice if you had the guts to tell me that you wanted out. Hmm wonder if it was planned?
We will let your parents know. I actually really hope you are safe.
So...new maid time. Anyone has one to lend?