Last Friday, my maid (who been working wiz me for the past 4 months) drop the bomb…she wanted to stop. And she gave us 24hours notice. Her reason was, my old maid (which is the maid that belongs to my mom) kept bugging her asking her to do this and that. I didn’t take her words though. In fact I just found out like 3 weeks back that all these while, it was my old maid (kak ani) that did all the ironing for syauQi’s and my clothing. When I asked kak ani, why she did it, she said my maid didn’t have the time to iron, so since she see it piling up, she decided to iron it all…afterall for the past 8 years she been ironing my clothes.
Well, if that’s the case, I think my maid was over paid. I paid her salary just like any other maid, but comparatively to others she hardly had work to do. She only had to clean up my room unlike other maid who had to clean up the entire house, she NEVER cook (kak ani cooks)… she didn’t do the dishes (except my babies bottles), she didn’t need to follow my mom for marketing, well in short…she only needs to take care of my babies. Period. And it is not as though i’m working and she has to take care of the babies all by herself. I’m the one (or syauQi) who bath the babies and feed (solid food) the babies. She would help me give either one of the babies milk if my babies happen to demand for milk at the same time. Most of the time, I’m with my babies unless i want to bath or do my prayers. And only ocasionally I go out and leave the two babies behind (BUT kak ani would help her to take care one of the babies). When syauQi is around, the babies will be with us most of the time, where she ended up having her frequent morning, afternoon AND evening naps. On top of that, my babies sleep at 7pm, leaving her nothing to do after 7pm. Her eyes would be glued to the TV. (thus I told kak ani to let my laundry pile up, she had no excuse of not having the time to iron coz she can do it at nite).
And it seems that since she had to iron my laundry, she started complaining about the work loads. Isn’t it only fair for her to do my laundry instead of kak ani? Today, when she left the house, I asked kak ani wheater my maid complained anything to her? Believe or not…she actually complained that she had to take care of two babies. So all these while she had in mind that, she handle one baby and I should handle one. No doubt there are times, after she put one of the babies to sleep, I’ll pass her whoever that was awake so I could do my stuffs. Oh, apparently she told kak ani “saya sudah tidokan sorang, kasi lagi sorang pulak kat saya”….fuuuhhh byk shantek die, die ingat i bayar die gaji tuk jaga sorang je ke. Abis tu maid2 lain, kalau rumah tu ade 5 anak, bukan ke maid tu mmg kena jaga sume 5 anak, plus mengemas, membasuh dan memasak? Isn’t that the standard job scope of a maid? Oh sungguh ngada2 lar tat maid. I doubt it she can get any easier job at any other houses. Well, good luck to her!
So for now, I have two babies to handle 24/7. Of coz my mom would help me, but she still has lots of errands to do. Thus I can’t expect her to be home with me all the time. Lets just hope hubby won’t have any looong tripss..i think maximum of 4 days is the most i can handle…hehehe. The prob is that hArith doesn’t want to take any nap during the day. He expect attention all the time. The most he’ll take15 mins nap. Just enough time for me to take my bath and solat.
Actually I have a lot to update about hArith and athirAh, will need to find the time to do so. Among them are:
- On hArith’s nap time
- On storytime
- On athirAh and car seats & stroller
- On athirAh being choosy with foods
- On playtime