People change all the time. My helper has been with us for more than 5 years, coming to 6 years in June. Each year she gets to have her home leave. Last year, again she requested to go back for her festive celebration and we allowed her, for 3 weeks. But in the past year, her sms-ing while working or cooking is just driving me crazy. Can you imagine checking it during cooking or doing any chores?
Then in the past few months she gave me some other problems as well. She has too many matters/excuses and request for too many things. She has also lied about some things too. What I’m also cross about is that she also does not bother to wait for the school bus with my daughters but sits with a group of 7 other helpers chatting. A neighbour and my daughter says when the bus arrives, she is not even aware of it! I have not confronted many things with her but since she has also requested to go back for good so I am letting it happen.
I wonder if I should allow the new maid to come before she goes back for a proper handover or should I not do that. Some friends say it is better not to allow them to meet totally just for security purposes. I was also advised to install security cameras, or rather those little hidden cameras at home to make sure they don’t let people in when we are away at work. My neighbour did that after she found out that her maid has been letting some men into her house when the adults are at work and the kids in school! Oh how terrible!