Sunday, January 6, 2013

Maid drama

My 2nd maid Annie caught the flu and asked to recover at her cousin's place. She promised to come back and work until another maid arrives. But she didn't pick up my calls so end of story.

After 3 weeks without a maid, I was overjoyed when Reymelda came. I was quickly brought down to earth though. She whined on our way back home from the agency that our house was too far. She asked to wear shoes in the house. She asked for fresh milk, juice, fruits, potato chips and even my Toblerone. She eats 6 meals a day, making herself a cup of coffee 4 times a day.

Reyme cleans but turns the house upside down. She puts things in different places and throws things away without asking. She used up my expensive washing machine powder to clean the toilet. Yet she expects praise for her actions. When we criticise, she gets angry and mutters away in Tagalog.

She is impatient with the kids. Yesterday JE refused to let her carry her out of the car. This maid just left her in the car and closed the door. Then she calmly walked into the house and had coffee and a snack. She tried to forcefeed little SE when the poor baby wanted to sleep.

She thinks herself superior to the Cambodian maids at my parents' place. They tried to tell her to bathe JE with warm water instead of cold, that SE's milk needed to be heated up longer, that SE's food needed more liquid, but she wouldn't listen. She turned on music loudly and scolded my brother's maid when she turned down the volume for the kids to sleep.

Sigh. Reyme has only been with us ONE WEEK. I could go on and on, but what's the point. I've already asked the agent for another maid. This woman is truly appalling. For now we're thinking a lousy maid is better than none so Reyme is still around. My stress levels are extremely high right now. :(

Addendum... might as well paste this here since already typed to my sis:

JE vomited in the car yesterday. At home she started to gag so Kevin rushed for our small blue pail. He couldn't find it. Asked maid and she couldn't remember. In the meantime JE vomited and was crying with smelly vomit on her clothes, sofa, floor.

K: Where's the pail 
Her: Sir?
K: There's a pail here. Where you put?
Her: Oh (starts looking here and there)
JE vomits 
K: OK never mind, clean up the kid first
Her: I put the pail somewhere but now it's not here
K: Pail later. Clean her first
Her: Maybe in this cupboard
Her: Maybe outside (takes keys)
Her: Mam did you see the pail? I put it here
Me: Reymee clean Jo Ern up first. She vomited already
Her: I remember the pail but now cannot find

First time I have shouted at a maid! 


  1. I am seriously speechless with ur maid. JE vomited again? or was this the New Years day that event?

  2. Stacy...oh dear oh dear oh dear! WhAt a nightmare u have to tahan until ur another new maid arrives...

  3. Cat, and I thought Filipino maids were expensive but good. Oh no she's fine already, it was NY's day event.

    Leona, the one thing keeping me going is the thought that I can pack her off anytime since she keeps threatening to leave.

  4. You should have just cut and pasted the other horror stories (easily 7 or 8 more I think) from your emails :-) And that's excluding all the verbal stories.

    Reyme really debunks the myth that PH maids are better than Cambo ones!

  5. This particular one is extra special one. one of a kind. so special that she's above all n nothing beats her. such an entertainer. Hahaha...

  6. Y, haha then the post becomes too long! Mebbe another post later when things have settled down.

    Cat, yeah I should look on the bright side. After this maid, anyone else *should* be better.

  7. wah seh....this maid no respect. Kick her out.

  8. Rachel, working on it working on it. :) Target date to kick her out is this Sunday.