Haih... memang di akui lah.. semua pembantu rumah ni bukan lah cerdik sangat.. Ye lah.. kalau pandai ada degree, PHD takde ah deorang keja maid kan... tapi I tak expect ah yang tahap kecerdikan sampai tahap bebal/bodoh sangat.. Sampai segalanya tak bole fikir dan tiada common sense!
I have a live-in maid stayed with us for 4 years. Dah memang serasi dengan anak2 and tau segala rentak kerja. 8 months ago, dia dah balik ke Indon. Alasan nak kahwin.. ok lah.. orang dah teruja gedik nak kahwin, takkan lah I nak tahan kan..
A month after she left, I started to look around for part timers maid. At first I thought that I wouldn't need one but after awhile.. badan dah sakit2 sampai demam and terkejar sana sini.. memang nak kena cari orang especially part mop dan cuci toilet.
I've interviewed a few potential maids. One that finally qualified, agreed to work. The deal was she came to my house from 8.00am-1.30pm daily for the salary of 100riyal per month. She was quite experienced and knew what to do. I didn't have to teach her a lot. After a week, I discovered that she stole something - my personal items and foods. Not that I was berkira in the foods part but please... tell me if you want. The foods that she took was the frozen ketupat daun palas. She took a whole plastic and put in her handbag.
I did not confronted her (my mistake) as I was so desperate of keeping her. I was 2 weeks away from performing my Hajj. I have to have a maid at home as I will leave my children with mother inlaw and cousin. I have to have somebody to come and clean up house daily. I did not tell anyone about her stealing our things. Tawakal je lah.. leaving her and I just pray that she won't take anymore valuable things.
After came back from Hajj, I paid her salary and told her that she did't have to come anymore. I told the reasons and of course she did not admit it. She even dared to challenge me to prove what are the things that I claimed she stole. When I said I found out she took a bunch of my panty liner, sanitary pads and Watson wet tissue which obviously we don't have Watson here - still tak nak mengaku. You know what did she answer?
"Ibu.. sungguh pun aku ini orang susah.. enggak punya uwang.. namun aku enggak mencuri.. aku ada barang aku sendiri.. aku memakai tisu basah jenama Johnson" Cewah... cakap memang tak mau kalah.. Menyampah bila baca..The heat went back and forth between me and her until I realised that no matter what I said, she still won't admit it. Why I should low down myself to her level by responding to her sms. I stopped at one point with sepatah dua kata to her. She kept sending me sms until the last one asking her one week salary (berani lagi setelah mencuri mcm2) - my simple reply was, "pulangkan semula barang yang kamu curi baru saya bayar duit kamu" Only Allah knows what else she took.
After couple week I got a new maid. Well.. look intelligent outside but stupidity inside! Dari segi kejujuran... setakat ni Alhamdullilah.. takde ah panjang tangan. Dari segi kerja.. Ya Allah... I ni bukanlah cerewet sangat.. asalkan buat kerja betul and bersih. Tapi dia ni memang dah tahap kronik. Ada benda yang simple pun mcm takde logik and common sense dia. Ajar menggosok baju.. berpuluh kali tapi masih buat salah yang sama. Lepas tu kalau kerja kasar.. Dah banyak harta benda I rosak. Once, she broke my vase and blamed the couch. She said she wanted to sweep the floor and the couch was behind her and when she pushed the couch it hit the vase. Bole? The latest was the toilet bidet in my daughter's room. Benda tu dah melekat bertahun kat dinding and bole tercabut dikerjakannya.
Alasan dia.. rumah ni dah lama and benda tu memang dah longgar. Eeeee... rasa nak sepuk muka dia masa tu. I told her, I have been staying here for a year plus, anak I pakai tkde tercabut. Benda tu bersemen kat dinding. Kalau menjawab.. kalah professor. Haih... nak cerita memang tak akan habis pasal dia ni.
On and on she still doing the same mistakes until I got very tensed. I've tried so many ways of approach until I decided to write on a piece of paper with list of do's and don'ts. I sticked on the door entrance and at the area I wanted her to focus more.
I was away on the day I put the notes. After 30min she arrived she sms me "Salam buk maaf kalo kerjaan ku kurang rajin inssak aullo saya terusin sebulan lagi sudah" I replied "Ibu tulis begitu supaya kamu ingat kerna bnyk kali ibu cakap dan ajar kamu asyik lupa. Kalau kamu mau kerja lama, kerjalah betul2. Ibu tidak cerewet kalau tugasan kamu bersih dan betul. Ibu bayar gaji mahal maka kerja kena ah setimpal dan baik" Nak berhenti? Baru a day before cakap nak kerja dengan I selama we all stay here in Oman. Susah nak cari kerja... nak buat merajuk ah ni..
At noon when I arrived home expecting some improvement but unfortunately.. failed again. I showed her the area that I left notes and still she didn't do anything about it - I wonder now whether she can read or not? Her reaction of course dengan jawapan professor dia tu...
Frankly... I give up now. PASRAH!
My decision now.. at this moment I am writing.. I want to terminate her by end of this month. I think I have enough with her. With the amount of salary that I am paying her, more than the previous one - I, at least should deserve better than this crap.