We sent our Indonesian maid back to her agent few months back. Her work ethics were not bad actually though grandma and mom beg to differ. What I found uneasy is her ability to listen to our conversation because this ex-maid of ours understands Hokkien!
What actually prompted my mom to sent her back was she keeps telling grandma about wanting to quit this job (grandma did gave her some hard time; old lady ma).
Okay, so you want to quit your job? We’ll help you realize that. So after 3 years plus working as my grandma’s aid we bade her tata late last year.
Just recently my uncle hired a new maid. She’s a Cambodian and she understands very little English. So grandma has to speak in English (broken). Sometimes she will include some Malay words in it which I doubt the maid understands. Haha
What I can tell you about this Cambodian maid is that she’s quite lazy. She only sweeps some parts of the floor, scrub some parts of the toilet and wipe some parts of the windows. As a result grandma has to ‘babysit’ her all the time. And she keeps forgetting how to do certain things. She can’t cook (our kind of food), can’t iron (teaching her), barely speak English, eats a lot AND cost more than an Indonesian maid. OUCH!
Hopefully she’ll learn fast and help my grandma and not the other way around.
There is one thing good about her. SHE DOESN’T NAP!!!
Instead she will stare at YOU!!! Hahaha
p/s: Her English pronunciation is very blurry. I guess this is related to her Khmer ‘accent’.