I ‘WORK’ FOR MY MAID

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My peeps, even me myself, I’m confused but now I’m convinced that I must be the employee and my maid the employer.

The pictures you see above is a confirmation of what I’m trying to tell you.  It’s only the employee that wakes up before the employer and while the employee is running helmet skelter to get the kids ready for school, the employer will be sleeping.

My maid, the employer doesn’t take instructions again and does what she likes, when she likes. This stupid girl has been warned times without number to always retire to bed early and not stay up watching ‘Africa Magic’, instead, she watches till dawn. The resultant effect is what you see up.

A maid that will have the guts to tell me to my face that she has somewhere ‘important’ to go, if she’s asked to stay home and care for my sick daughter. She even ‘adviced’ me to take my daughter to the office so that when she gets back from her’important’ place, she’ll come get her.

My peeps, I can’t begin to recount how many instances my maid has proven to me that she’s my ‘boss’!

But I have a major shocker for her this coming weekend. She has absolutely no idea of what is to befall her. I’m making her so comfortable and letting her eat all her ‘last suppers’.

I’ll definitely keep you guys posted… Let me continue attending to my ‘oga’!

EVEN MY MAID IS HUSTLING!

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Na wah O! The matter is getting serious on this ‘hustling’ of a thing…everyone seems to be doing it! There are hustles, and there are hustles…meaning hustling get levels. My hubby’s hustle is different from mine, and the same time, you can’t compare my hustle with my maid’s own…mbanu!

Ever since I scolded my maid and told her her life history, she’s been hustling to get my attention, recognition and of course more of my money…what did she do and what did I say, you may ask?!…Ngwa, judge the matter…

I asked the silly girl to bring my lunch from home to my workplace at about 2pm and I begged the ‘goat’ O! Usually, I get really hungry in between work, and I really don’t like eating out. I explained all this to her.

Peeps, na so 2pm, even 4pm met me on my seat. So I closed for the day and decided to go home to change into something more comfortable before picking the kids from school. I got home, rang my bell, and who did I meet at the door looking like she was having a swell time…yours truly, my maid! Of course, I gave her the ‘daggers’, while she tried profusely to explain why she couldn’t make it. She went on and on about how she couldn’t tell the the time because there was no timepiece in the house, no phone (she doesn’t have a phone, can you dig it?!) and then the one in the living room not working, blah, blah, blah! I just hushed her up and told her that if she really wanted to bring the food, timepiece or no time piece, she would have brought it. But the wickedness, self-centerdness inside of her wouldn’t let her. And it’s the behaviour of hers that will never make me go an extra mile for her. Meanwhile, I met her with a large bowl of food watching ‘Africa Magic’! The stupid girl was comfortable eating, knowing fully well her Madame hadn’t eaten. I reminded her that “To whom much is given, much is expected” and that she shouldn’t expect more than her salary. Sebi, she has a lame boyfriend who is letting her do ‘housemaid’ work so that she can pay her N50,000 school fees! What boyfriend does that?! That in as much as she’s serving me, she will not get more than her salary! She has constantly proven she’s not ready to bend her back for anybody, and me sef, I’m not ready to fracture my spine or any part of my body for her. That she’s not enjoying me at all, she should go and ask people that know me…just salary is what she will get!

The stupid girl doesn’t even have a phone, not even Nokia with torchlight, and she’s claiming she has a boyfriend! I told her to bury her face in shame. Sebi, if she treats me well, school fees and phone problem would have been a thing of the past. But as it is now, she will never enjoy more than salary! I concluded by reminding her that her so-called boyfriend is enjoying her more than she is enjoying her. That how many men would she have to sleep with before she gets a phone or pay her school fees? That the so-called boyfriend is not doing anything for her now and I know she will soon leave him for another loser!

She wants to enjoy me, but she can never spare a day in the weekend to come and help me, knowing fully my weekend is the fullest. I just told her that there was nothing special she was doing for and so she shouldn’t expect any special treatment…Mscheew!

To my utmost ‘surprisation’, my silly maid came back from school on a freaking Saturday!! I asked her what happened, that didn’t she have lectures?! I thought they had lectures into the night sef!!! Then, it occurred to me that this girl might just be hustling for some extra help from me after all the ‘sermon’ I gave! Lol!

She will have to wait in 6months for an evaluation…Phew! Just had to vent…feels good! #MonsterMaid 

OOPS! I THINK I JUST ATE MY POOP!

Na wah O! Me and maids…when will the saga end?!

I’m not sure if I ever told you guys about my last ordeal with my most ‘efficient’ maid from Togo, who turned out to be pregnant even before she got the job… Yeah, she was pregnant… But too early for me to notice until symptoms mimicking malaria cropped up. She even had the guts to request that my Gynae hubby terminate the pregnancy for her… Trust me, I’m still trying to recover from the shock! Ooh, I forgot to mention that I’m not the only one that got a rude shock, her boyfriend got the rudest one. Apparently, the pregnancy did not even belong to him. So who the hell is the Dada?!  *I hope it’s not her master from her previous job in Lekki* #DeviousMaids

Anyway, just when I said I wasn’t having anything more to do with maids, I had a blast from the past yesterday.  One of my maids from my past employ paid me a visit, a surprise visit, begging me for a job, especially to support her education. On a good day, I don’t usually re-employ any laid off staff, but I don’t know, I’m was sort of okay with this particular one.  The only problem I had with her was that she was boy/man crazy! She really had potentials O! Let’s just say she might have been too young to settle down for the job.

Anyway, I bared my mind to her, telling her exactly what I thought about re-employing her, including my fears. She claims she has changed but I told her I don’t believe her.  She showed me her student identity card but that didn’t move me.

I eventually employed her but not as a live-in and she would only work when I was home to supervise her. Meaning, I will never leave her alone in my house except when I’m home.

Please don’t judge me,  if you were in my shoes, you will do same. At least look on the brighter side, I even told her that any shortcomings on her part will attract a reduction in her salary. I didn’t even mince words about what was expected of her.

Lol! Just remembering how the silly girl came to office so that I could release my home keys to her! Meanwhile, I had told her previously that she should come on Sunday so that I could orientate her, but she ignored it… only to show up on Monday. Anyway, I said a biggest ‘NO’. She begged and begged, that she had changed, and how matured she was, blah, blah, blah! I still maintained my biggest ‘NO’. She sat in my office until closing hours, then we went off to pick the kids.  *Hehehe*

So you guys stay tuned, while I give you an almost daily reports on my ‘poop’!

SHOULD HUSBANDS BE INVOLVED IN MANAGEMENT OF DOMESTIC STAFFS?

THE GIST:

Mrs Okafor is very angry right now,  because according to her, her husband won’t stop interfering in domestic affairs. She says her husband undermines her authority in front of their maid, which is probably contributing to the maid’s insolence towards her.

She has given him some conditions which includes –

  • He should desist from paying the maid her monthly salary and hand over that ‘portfolio’ to her.
  • Whenever he needs anything, rather than mention the maid’s name, he should inform her.
  • He should never scold or even correct her in front of the maid even if she’s doing the wrong thing.
  • He should stop asking after the maid’s well being like “Has she eaten?” and all that.
  • He must never send the maid on any errand.
  • All matters concerning domestic duties should be left in her care.

THE ISSUE:

Mrs Okafor is threatening to move out of their matrimonial home if he doesn’t agree to these terms and sign.

  • Do you think husbands should involve themselves in domestic affairs?
  • Is Mrs Okafor over reacting?
  • Are her terms of resolution too harsh?
  • Do you think there is any possibility of the couple sharing domestic affairs?
  • Should there be a limit to Mr Okafor’s interference?

MY VERDICT

Frankly speaking, I personally can’t stand men who interfere in domestic issues. I think that aspect should be left to the woman. Then if she’s having problems, she could invite him to help solve it, but he shouldn’t force it.

Well, I’m feeling Mrs Okafor’s annoyance but she should chill. It hasn’t gotten to the stage of giving ultimatums, I think it’s something she can work out amicably if she puts her points across well.

The husband can keep paying the bills but shouldn’t be the one to give it directly to the maid. It should go through ‘madam’.

Abi, what do you guys suggest?

STILL ON THE MAID MATTER…SEE MAID WITH AGENDA!

Just to buttress my point about the kind of maids we employ that have agendas…here is a story from PUNCH.

I don’t think we can really depend on the so-called agents as such any more, because it seems to me, that they are accomplices, if not the ring-leaders!

Esther Aniefiok

This is 23 year old Esther Aniefiok from Akwa Ibom State, who was employed by one Mrs Abiola who lives in the Ifako area of Lagos. Esther was employed on March 30 through an agent, Anthony Akpan, and was to be payed N18,000 per month, as agreed.

When Esther was employed, she appeared well behaved and unassuming, “looked like an angel” in Mrs Abiola’s words, and never showed any evil trait, until she broke into her room on April 6. Aniefiok was alleged to have made away with gold jewellery, including a wedding band and engagement ring, wristwatches, shoes, clothing items, a phone and about N100,000 cash. She also took away the family’s foodstuffs.

The agent has been arrested, but the suspect is still at large.

Na wah O!