Any input anyone ?
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I have to send my 3 month old fresh Filipino back to her country as she had piles before she came and it got worse here and she bleeds and has constipation problem. Also, she started missing her 3 yes old daughter . So, she told me she wants to go back this month which I have agreed , ifi can find a replacement for her.
She is actually a really good. Maid who can take her initiative on a lot of things and I am happy wit her.
She also assured me that it's not because of us or job scope she doesn't want to work here.
I have another Filipino helper coming in. The new one is ex Sg and has worked here before. However, from what she filled up, she changed employers a couple of times before settling
down on one where she finished her contract.
I am not sure if I should let the two meet for maybe two days so that my current one can 'train' the new one.
The agent advises us not to let the two meet, as when she came down to pay the Ey she owed them, my current maid Sis said something about my current maid not coping etc and piles etc.. But cos agent was in a hurry , she's not sure if it's cos of piles she said she can't cope or other reason.
We think her workload is manageable , she gets to rest from 2 to 5 and after 9 pm she's free . Until next morning at 6.
I also think I have done nothing wrong and think our relationship is ok ( I even buy gifts for her dear daughter) so I m still unsure whether I should follow agent and not let the two meet , which will make it soo muc more tiring for us as we have an active 7 month Old in the house, which Helpers do not need To take care of. It will be harder for us as we have to say everything from scratch as opposed to having the new one observe the old one and see what the daily functioning islike.
I asked my current one if she wants To go. Back earlier or shes ok training new one. She said she's fine training her.
Sorry for the long post,but mummies with experience in hiring maid, but do you it's ok for the two to meet ?
Last edited by natureautumn; 09-11-2011 at 06:43 PM.
Any input anyone ?
Any one any comments?
I dont't think it's necessary to pay for 2 maids unless household chores are very complicated or you are working full-time (& there's no else). exSG maids usu should pick up things "quickly" after 1 month. Unless your maid is very slow (like my ex-Burmese), there isn't much to do in house. Your new maid may just talk talk talk & get used to not doing anything.
I'd prefer to teach the maid personally. So much miscommunication can happen & it's such a chore to change maids. I' d prefer to set the right tone from the start. Your maid is leaving. She will not be accountable for "training" results. You may have to "undo the training" if it's not done properly. Every time a maid goes away, I find that I uncover "mistakes" & I have to make sure the next maid doesn't repeat the same thing. These mistakes are sometimes deliberate (lazy) or miscommunication.
If your maid has not been doing right things, she will pass on to next maid.
Last edited by ping26; 14-11-2011 at 05:31 PM.
True, ping agree. Just that juggling with a young one and pumping sometimes leaves me quite tied for time
My new maid has arrived and I will have them both technically for at least 2 days