at parents’ house.
You see, I send the maid together with my children to my parents’ place every morning before I head to work from there. Later in the evening, my husband picks them up after work before heading back home.
The other day, I had to take leave as parents had some running around to do. Since N had kindergarten, the day started just like any other. N’s kindy is near to parents’ housing area.
Parents left shortly after N was picked up by the transporter. As I was lazing in front of the tv, the maid basically took countrol of the house. From cleaning to cooking to drying the clothes and even feeding the dog, all work was done by 11.30am. Only when she told me that she’s going to have a bath after she finished her chores, did I realise all this.
Heck, this is the efficient and independent maid my parents have been talking about all around. Not the ‘I don’t know’, ‘I don’t care a shit’, ‘That’s not my problem’, ‘I forgot’ kind of maid that I have been experiencing all these while for a good seven months, mind you.
I called her. I asked her what she did from the time we reached parents’ house. She listed every single thing. I appreciated her work. She smiled. Then the bomb came. I asked her how come she could function on her own here and not back home. Her face ‘fell’. How come she doesn’t need mom to tell her what to do next, unlike with me.
She fell on her knees and started crying. I told her that she has been lying and cheating me all these seven months. The crying was even louder.
I told her to wash her face and said that it is her loss. Not mine. I am happy that at least she is helping my mother. She can cheat me off my money. The bigger loser is her. If only she was honest to herself and me, I would have extended her employment for the longest time possible. For as long as she wanted to work.
Now, she is going back with six months salary, after agent’s fee deduction on her salary.
If you think she had repentent after that, well, not really. Though, there are slight improvements. Not much.