Monday, November 26, 2012

Aunty's leaving

Aunty is LEAVING??

Aunty, don't go!!

We had good times together!

My maid Annie has decided to move on. She wanted 2 Sundays off a month instead of the usual 1 Sunday, and got it. Then she asked to leave on Saturday nights for her Sundays off, and got it. But when she asked for 4 Sundays off, plus a whole week off in December, I said cannot lah. Hubby and me find it tough dealing with two young kids by ourselves. So now Annie has found another job with higher pay and shorter hours.

I was happy enough with Annie, she is efficient and good with the kids. Especially little SE, who has been living quite the pampered life!  OK one thing I hope the new maid WON'T do is take so long to get ready. Annie takes almost half an hour to bathe/change/apply makeup, once in the morning and another time in the evening. We can hardly afford this time on weekday mornings. On weekends when we want to go out, quite often all of us will have to wait for her. Hubby hates waiting and here he is always waiting for our maid!

Annie says she won't leave until a new maid comes, and hopefully the agent WILL send someone soon. Sigh.


  1. Your maid is very lucky to have the luxury to bathe, get changed and apply makeup for an hour every day! She applies makeup even at home? Hope that your replacement maid will come pretty soon...I've been through all this maid replacement issues once upon a time, so I know what you're going through. Pray you will get a good and efficient one.

  2. wow you treat your helper very well! hope you find a good and trusted replacement soon.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  3. U and hubby are considered VERY good employers to be so understanding to her needs all this while. So many off days. And the waiting...A lot of ppl would not even tolerate all this.

  4. Juana, yep makeup... and even some light perfume too. Hubby complained about the time she took at first, but I said well you complained the previous maid had B.O. coz she didn't bathe after morning chores.

    Ai, what to do... I need her more than she needs me!

    Leona, we didn't want her to have days off, but gave coz she's a pretty good worker otherwise. I thought she would notice everyone sitting around waiting for her and do something about it... but maybe she can't. Some people just take ages to get pretty.