One of my dreaded worries finally came true a couple of days ago. My maid told us that she doesn't want to renew her contract to continue working for us when her contract expires in December. She said she wants to start a small business back home. This means that hubby has to spend a few thousand ringgit on the agency fee to hire a new maid. I called up the maid agency yesterday and was told that the total amount for hiring a new maid will be a whopping RM6,200 upfront! Breakdown - agency fee around RM3,500 and 5 months advance salary @ RM450 per month. Wow, that's a lot of money and hubby would have to pay thru his nose like that man. Also, the thought of getting a new maid and training her from scratch makes me shudder and gives me sleepless nights.
I've had pretty bad experiences with my previous 3 maids - the 1st maid poured urine and charm water into my drinking water, which I drank. The 2nd and 3rd maids (I had 2 maids when i was still working) brought their boyfriends back to my house in the wee hours of the morning and stole my sil's and hubby's handphone. My current maid is by far the best. She is very smart, educated and picks things up very fast. When she goes back to Indon, I will have to start all over again to train the new maid by waking up at 5:30am to show her how to do the household chores and teach her the basics of cooking, caring for toddlers, showing her the dos and don't's etc. That's really very time consuming coz for the first few days, I actually have to do the chores myself and cook myself to show her. I don't think I'll even have time to blog then. I'm praying that my upcoming maid will have good attitude and easily trainable, else I'm really going to be really stressed up again.