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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Can Any Employer Tolerate This Species Of Maid?

Other than being plain slow, I discovered that my maid loves to be a nosey parker and phat here and there when she does her work. Yesterday when I asked her to wipe the kids' toys, she sat on the floor playing with the gals' toys and reading their books! To someone from an ulu kampung (remote area with very little civilization), I think she has never seen such high tech toys that emit sounds and voices or interesting books. She was so engrossed reading the books that she did not even notice me staring at her! Yesterday, hubby brought home a liondance head for the girls. This morning, whilst I was busy preparing Alycia for school, she was at the living room playing with the liondance head!!! My mum saw it and asked her what she was doing. She just gave my mum her usual silly smile but I reprimanded her.

There was a pipe burst outside our house yesterday and water supply was cut off the entire day. When the water finally came back, there were lots of things to be washed and done. There were dirty pots and pans in the wet kitchen and loads of laundry to be washed. Water was also not boiled. Thinking that my maid will be very busy doing these chores, I went upstairs to help wash the 2 bathrooms. When I was done and came down, I saw my maid sitting on the floor watching my mum play with the gals. I was fuming mad and could feel my hot blood shoot up to my face and head. I gave her a piece of my mind telling her how could she have just sat there and relax whilst me being heavily pregnant got to wash 2 bathrooms upstairs. I bet no employer could take this kinda nonsense.


MamaJo said...

I guess it is even harder to train your maid than your kids, right?

mama bok said...

No "seng mok" lah.. your maid..!! so hard lah.. to have someone like that work for you eh.. :(
Same here lah.. "ang mohs" also plain lazy only.

Sweetiepie said...

Never spoil them.You are 29 weeks plus right.Don't do all those house chores.Wash bathroom is dangerous.I slipped and fell of the slippery floor when I was pregnant with both girls.So becareful ya!

Montessorimum said...

wah...I can really fel your blood boiling. Hope you can get rid of her soon. You should never have wash the toilet urself, don't pity them, have to train her to be fast, it's her work not yours, she's paid to do the chores.

sheela said...

Aiyoh , I also so stressed reading this post. I cant imagine how u r feeling, Hugs!

IMMomsDaughter said...

Can you return her to the agency ah? She sounds quite hopeless. Somemore, get reprimanded so many times, still like bullet proof :P

Health Freak Mommy said...

Mamajo... u r so right.

Mamabok... she's blur and not seng mok at all.

Sweetiepie... wow, that was dangerous when u fell during your pregnancy!

Montessorimum... after that incident, I told her I will not pity her anymore.

Sheela... thanks!

Immomsdaughter... she's only a temp maid, a rejected one that is and my agent doesn't hv anymore temps for me now. I hv to wait until my permanent maid arrives.

Annie Q said...

hmmmm..again i have to said, i understand u!Because i got one at home too!! That's y i always nag her to do things fast..sit there and monitor her. I know not easy to just sit there and watch her..maybe just keep on checking on her. Hope u get ur permenant maid soon!