Monday, June 1, 2009

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

Raft3r’s mom is pissed.

Our household help for over two years has abandoned us.

She left without even saying goodbye.

She just packed her things and left in the middle of the night. She took our house keys, too.

Let us examine the reasons why she left our Mali Bay residence:

- We treated her like family.
- She was required to join us for dinner and attend most family functions.
- Her sleeping quarter was air-conditioned and had cable TV.
- She was provided a mobile phone for convenience.
- Salary was above average.
- She took days off whenever she wanted.

Is it too much to expect a little gratitude from someone? Unless you’re Angel Locsin, of course.

Post script: My mom received a love note from our ex-household help yesterday asking for forgiveness.

36 comments:

Wendy said...

Sakit yata yan ng ibang househelp. Di marunong magpaalam ng maayos. Basta na lang umaaalis. Dami kong naririnig na ganyan.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Kaya pag ako namasukan magpapaalam ako ng maigi. Hehe

vhincent said...

baka she didn't get what she expected to have as house helper? A little nagging, late salary, a different set of food etc.. lol

Ganns said...

I know what you mean.

Blogged about your blog today, Raft3r.

Raft3r said...

vhincent, Sya nga kumakain ng bfast ko! Hehe

ganns, Wow! Matignan nga! Thanks!

the donG said...

baka nagtanan???

Raft3r said...

the dong, Nyahaha. Pwede. Love makes you do crazy things, eh. Hehe

eden said...

you better be careful may house keys siyang dala. you should change all the keys in your house. just a thought!.. hehehe

have a nice day!

Raft3r said...

eden, Don nga naprapraning nanay ko. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

baka nagtanan? LOL ang susyal naman ng house help nyo. spoiled.

Beth said...

i had several househelps na. I even blogged about my experiences with them. Ganun talga, bka nahiya na sa inyo ska baka di nyo payagan hehehe. Pero khit na di nyo siya payagan, dapat nagpaalam pa din right?
Sarap naman maging househelp sa inyo. Bka pag nalaman yn ng ibang househelps ko noon, bka iniwan din ako at lumipat sa inyo :)

len said...

The biggest concern is the house keys. Bakit kelangang dalhin iyon?

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Nanay ko pa nagpa-aral ng anak non sa high school.

beth, Nyahaha. Basta nagpaalaman ng maayos. Hehe

len, Tama ka dyan. Di pa rin kami nagpapalit ng mga locks. Ang dami, eh. Hehe

len said...

Palitan niyo to be sure. Mahirap na.

And white naman ang theme ngayon. i like the blue one though. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Yun na nga. Panay nga kulit ko ke erpats. Hehe. Hayaan mo. Babalik sa blue din yan. Wait and see.

The Scud said...

ano nakalagay sa love note? sensya na. tsismoso lang. hehe.

at tantanan mo na si locsin. balita ko big hit ang my only you nya. :D

Raft3r said...

the scud, Diko nabasa. Hehe. Yeah, big hit - sa Mindanao. Nyahaha

bestfriend said...

hanggang ngayon ba naman sagad hanggang buto ang galit mo sa kanya bestfriend

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Wala akong galit. But she will always be remembered for that particular thing she did. Teka yun kasama ba namin sa bahay ang pinag-uusapan natin? Hehe

pixie27 said...

Baka naunahan sya ng takot kaya di na nagpaalam. OR baka lumipat na sa ibang amo at kelangan magumpisa na kagad sya dun?

liza said...

Pwede ba ako na lang apply sa inyo? Hahaha. Pero totoo, sakit ata ng househelp ang ganyan, kami rin nakailan na ganyan.

Raft3r said...

pixie27, Kawawa tuloy si inay. Hehe

liza, You got that right. Hay.

gillboard said...

ako din naghahanap ng katulong.. gulo na ng bahay namin..

bagong salta sa'yong blog...

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

naku talagang precious na rin ang mga household help ngayon. hirap makatagpo na swak sa iyong panlasa.

pero tama ka dapat, anu't anuman dapat marunong magpaalam.

ayoko na mag-comment bat kasama pa si angel locsin sa post na ito. hehehe. basahin mo na lang dun sa ni-link mo. hehehe

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Exciting. May comment pa sa link. Hehe

mitzi said...

what did angel do ba? parang di ko alam un ... yeah, change the lock of your house, un din una kong naisip eh... ang sarap nga maging househelp sa inyo ah... baka may emergency naman lang... dala niya susi, baka kasi balak niya bumalik agad sana without you knowing she was gone.. hehehe :D

Raft3r said...

mitzi, I like your logic. Hehe

Andy Briones said...

Huwhaaat?! Your house help had an air-conditioned room with cable? Ehehehe.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Oo naman. Bakit hindi? Hehe

Bernadette Anne said...

Some househelpers are such pain in the neck. Do you know how many times I changed help during our stay here? Four times! Count yourself lucky you don't have a Tunisian maid!

If you did, you would always have to put them in their place because they make their own schedule, they listen only to the men of the house, they choose their own cleaning products, they do things their own way and many other headaches. If you put them in their place, they pout and do their work grudgingly that in the end, you will get fed up and just fire them.

Hahaha! You see how annoying it can be? Why can't we just programmable robots?

Raft3r said...

bernadette anne, To think yours are paid like office workers. Hehe

Bernadette Anne said...

Tell me about it! Grr! I totally sympathize with your mom!

Raft3r said...

bernadette anne, Yun nga. Mainit tuloy lagi ulo nya. Hehe

Fine Life Folk said...

What's your beef with Angel anyway?

Raft3r said...

fine life folk, Ewan ko na nga ba. Nyahaha