My indon maid wants to go home after working 5yrs with me. So I hired a cambodia maid from my friend who is an agent. The maid arrived on 20th Jan 2009, before my indon maid leave on 17th Feb 2009. So my indon maid can teach the cambodia maid to do all the housework coz the camb can speak malay. My indon maid told me that the camb maid is very good, work fast and obedient too. Everyone in my family like her so much included myself and DH. DH gave her a lot t-shirts, my elder sis gave her all her outsized yoga pants where is very new and I bought her some lingeries and brought her to cut her hair again coz her hair was cut by the cambodian agent and it looks awful.
When she just came, she has some cough and I gave her cough syrup. After a few days later she has flu too. DH went out to bought her some flu & antibiotic medicine. I gave her multi-vits too. That time was during 3rd days of CNY, I sent her to my parent house coz I afraid she passed the illness to Sasha and Myra. During her stays at my parent there, her flu recovered very slow. My youngest sis went to clinic to buy her some good med for flu. Another day later, my elder sis went to the clinic again to buy the flu med again coz her flu don't have much improvement. My elder sis even told the Dr. that she needs a good and not sleepy flu med, expensive also nevermind. You guys see, how good everyone treating her..
Suddenly one tuesday morning, my indon maid told me the new cambodia maid told her she missed her mom and want to go home after working for me 13days. I have no time to talk to the new maid coz I'm rushing out about 9am to meet up a client, I called up the agent and she promised me to bring her back to counsel.
When I came back at 12pm after fetching Sasha from Kindy, my indon maid told me when I went out at 9am, the camb maid was sitting at the kitchen idling till I came home at 12pm. My indon maid doesn't dare to ask her to do anymore housework after I went out coz the camb maid looks so fierce and abnormal. She afraid the camb maid will gone mad and hurt baby Myra and her coz left both of them with the camb maid at home only. My indon maid told me that morning when they woke up at 6am, the camb maid already not doing anything till my indon maid asked her why not doing the housework as usual.My indon maid told me she observed that the camb maid toothbrush and others things had packed up. She quickly hide the house key coz she suspect the camb maid intend to runaway. She replied my maid that she don't want to work anymore. She do halfway the work then just left the pail inside the room, then sit down at the kitchen again til 9am, when I gone out and she sat there again. She asked my indo maid whether she told me that she don't want to work anymore. My indon maid said she already told me and I'm very mad. Then the camb maid just idle around at the kitchen again without saying anything to my indon maid. The camb maid suddenly came out again and asked my indon maid to give her the house key coz she wants to collect back the clothing outside. My indon maid said I took the key coz is still early around 10am, the clothes just hangout aroud 8am and why want to collect back.
So I quickly went to question the camb maid why she wants to go home since we treat her so well. She sarcastically answered me that she missed her mom, and shows me her ignorance face and "jeling mata" too. I was damn angry and my blood pressure shoot up till my head, going to burst too. I asked her so many times why want to go home, she just ignore me. She keeps on saying "Saya mahu balik, rindu mama". I told her when you came that night, you already promised me that you not going to tell me one day you missed your mom and you wanted to go home. She promised said she not going to go home till 2yrs later coz her mom already recovered from illness and now plan to come to M'sia to work too. I warned her earlier coz she came here on 2007 and just worked 3mths and gone back Cambodia. I asked her why last time just came 3mths, she told me her mom sick but actually is not true. So now I roughly knows why..sigh la!
She keeps on standing there and not moving to do the housework, told me she wants to go home. I told her that your home is not just beside our house and you can't go home as you wished. I told her I spent so much paying to agent to hire you and now you want to go home. She ignored me again, I really pissed off.. I called up the agent and told the agent about her. The agent asked me to pass the phone to her coz she wants to talk to the camb maid. She replied me said "Saya tak mahu cakap, saya tak tahu cakap". I told the agent that she don't want to talk to you and you also overheard what she replied to me. The agent insisted to speak to her again, and the camb maid repeated the same answer. The agent has no choice, and tell me she will called her hub to come immediately to pick up the maid due to the maid stubborness.
I told my indon maid to check the camb maid bag before she leaves our house. So my indon maid and the camb maid sitting on the floor to check those clothings. She asked my indon maid whether she can take one piece of yoga pant that my sis gave her. My indon maid said can't coz you are going back to agent there. She replied my indon maid sarcastically with the sounds "Huh". My maid told her to change back her own shirt coz she wearing the shirt that we gave her. She replied loudly and said "Ambil baju saya"... I was so mad and told her off that this shirt is given by us coz you are our maid, and now you are not my maid so you are not deserve to have our things. She replied me and said "baju ini madam Audrey bagi saya, bukan awak". I told her Madam Audrey is my sis, why I can't take back the clothes she gave you.
She went to the toilet and change back her own clothes, then when she came out she just threw the shirt that she wore on the floor. Then she held on all the angpow, I told her to give back since you don't want to work for me. She said "Ini wang saya, orang bagi saya". I told her that people give you coz they knew you are my maid but now you are not my maid so you have to take out all the things we gave. She insisted don't want to give back the angpow, I told her if you not going to take out then you don't need to go back agent there. She thought awhile, then threw all the angpow on the floor.
My blood pressure shoot up till exceeded limit when she threw the clothes and angpow on the floor. She dared to fight back and told me that "Ambil wang saya, ambil baju saya". I asked her to pick up all the angpow and the shirt, she ignored me and sat down there only. I screamed at her to pick up and she ignored me again. I'm look so idiotic like talking to the wall...really sigh!
After awhile, the agent hub came and the camb maid was sitting on the floor near the front door there. The camb maid can change 360 degree, once she saw the agent hub, she greeted him "Petang, Sir" in a polite way. I asked the agent hub to look at the floor where she threw the shirt and angpow coz I asked my indon maid no need to clean up and let the agent hub has a look himself. The agent hub asked her to clean up, she quickly went and clean up. The agent hub asked her "kenapa buang atas lantai", she replied "apa itu buang". She knows what is the meaning of "buang" coz we always asked her to "buang sampah" but she can pretend she don't understand. She even dared to tell the agent hub that we checked her bag just now, that is why all the things scattered on the floor. I told her off what you meant by the things scattered on the floor, we just checked your clothing. Those on the floor is threw by you. She kept quiet and looks so innocent coz the agent hub is around. I told the agent hub that I'm not going to take back this maid coz she knows how to fight back. I can tolerate if the maid said missed home like my indon maid just came last time but not the maid who knows how to fight back.
The agent hub brought her back and the agent called me later. She said the maid didn't said she wants to go home, she just told her that she don't want to work for me. The reason was Sasha scolds her, I laugh out till my tears also came out. I told the agent did you believe a 4yrs old kid scold her that is why she don't want to work. I told the agent is better she tells you that I scold her then I think people will believe it. She always told me she don't understand what Sasha's talks coz Sasha speaks english mixed with malay. I only let her do all the housework all the time, my indon maid is helping me take care Sasha and baby Myra sometimes. The camb maid just standing there to observe coz I don't want her to take care since she so new. She seldom closed to Sasha, then how Sasha scolds her. Now I realised why she said like that after I told her case to all my friends. Everyone told me they suspect my camb maid having mental problem. No wonder in 2007 she came here 3mths and she said her mom is sick, then after her mom recovered, she should gone back to her employer coz she said her employer is pregnant but she didn't. I know she was kicked back by the previous agent due to her mental problem.
Now the agent told me she counsel the camb maid already, asked me want to take her back. I told her I don't want her coz I suspect her got mental problem, the worst thing is she dared to fight back. I'm not going to put a time bomb at my home where I have 2 lil kiddos around. Is too dangerous and risky, I rather loose out the money. Eventhough the agent is my friend, once about money. No negotiating!!! Either I take back the camb maid or I pay RM2K again for hire a new camb maid again from her. I told her off, if you were me, are you going to take back the nuts maid? You have 4 kids, if you dare to take the risk then you can have the maid yourself since your indon maid also going home.
After several arguments about the camb maid, she agreed to give us back partially. She wants us to bare the FOMEMA, Permit & Levied that we agreed, Air Ticket RM850 and maid salary RM25/day where her actual salary is RM580/mth only that which we are not agreed. At last she told me to bared 1/2 of RM850 but I also not agreed coz she is giving this maid to another friend of mine to try. She will charge that friend the air ticket again once she confirmed my rejected camb maid. This is what friends are for....taking advantage on me and others. I only agreed to bare 1/2 of the actual air ticket where is RM163 only.
Now I'm waiting for this agent friend to come on tuesday to return me all the balance. I will asked her to sign the letter of transfer ownership to protect myself from any liability of my maid. Thanks to a lawyer friend's of mine for her advise. Hopefully my nightmare will ends here...