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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Looking For A New Maid

For the last few weeks, I've been browsing through the website of my maid agency looking at the resumes of new maids. None of them look pleasant or suitable. Most of them are either too young or too old. If I get one who is too young, I run an extremely high risk of her running away with her boyfriend. I've had bad experiences with this group of maids. If they are too old, they may be good with my kids but then, they may lack the stamina or initiative or they may not like being told off by a younger employer. My parents have an old maid of 50+ yo now and she's such a pain in the neck (can't seem to follow instructions, stubborn, super slow in her work, cannot do chores that are too tough due to her age, extremely fussy with her food and doesn't look pleasant at all) but my parents are keeping her as my grandma of 90 y.o. adores her. She had lied about her age in her resume. She declared that she's only 40+ but alas, she herself spilled the beans when she accidentally blurted out her age.

Those who look pretty are also a no-no coz they are most likely to attract men to my house as there are many male foreign workers at my housing estate, thus also risking my safety as well as my 2 gals'. I just need someone who is obedient, initiative, hardworking, trustworthy, good and patient with my 2 naughty gals and one who looks fairly pleasant. I wonder why I am never lucky with getting good maids who are willing to work for me for 10 years or more though I treat my maids so well. I pay for all their toiletries, buy them clothes, pay their phone bills when they call back to Indon without deducting from their salaries, treat them to meals in hotels and restaurants, eat whatever good food we eat yet I am never lucky enough to get one good and loyal maid. I'm just praying that I'll be 5th time lucky this time round.

8 comments:

Chinneeq said...

maid story....wait till u see my post about a friend's maid soon ...

Anonymous said...

Maids are like finding any employees. I never have had any luck with mine too. Sometimes i wonder if giving our heart out is a good idea..??

Mommy to Chumsy said...

has your maid given you an answer yet? ever consider hiring a maid from cambodia? i read about annie's cambodian maid in her blog. wasn't very good initially but she's picking up. downside is the communication problem.

Shern's mom said...

before i got a maid, and was about to, my mom told me to pray for a good maid. so that my baby will not be abused. thank God, He really did gave me what i prayed for.
so my piece of advice is to pray and go with your own instinct.
i remember how my sis go against me choosin my now maid. she said her teeth are too jongang! ugly from the photo. but i insist of gettin her. and thank God i made the right choice.

Babysmooches said...

Maids are scary. I had a very good once but she started to become lazy and stubborn towards the few months of the end of her contract!!

Speaking of maid, my gal's nanny's maid committed suicide last Sat. Really shocking..

jazzmint said...

all the best to u. Which agency u usigng? Mine is due next Apr, so I still got some time.

Anonymous said...

Looks like getting a good maid is like finding a rare gem, huh? It's just like finding a good nanny over here. Quite impossible 'cos there are so little of 'em and they ask a lot for their salary.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Sharon... OMG, that was really shocking and scary as it happened in ur nanny's hse!