Irky-Wirky Me Part IV

June 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm 20 comments

I didn’t want to comment about this, and I avoided talking about ‘them‘ – just because I’ve had enough. But seeing the photo of so many of ‘them’ at their embassy – claiming they have been abused… I just need to write, and hopefully I’ll be read.

  • How many of us had Indonesian maids who stayed just for a short while, and then fled?
  • How many of us had Indonesian maids who breached the 2-years contract, and when not given the full pay – claimed we did not pay them?
  • How many of us had Indonesian maids who sneaked out of the house at night to meet their lover – and at the same time sneaked out some food, and valuables for the so-called lover to enjoy?
  • How many of us had Indonesian maids who leaves the children on their own at home?
  • How many of us had Indonesian maids who abuses the children?
  • How many of us had Indonesian maids who steals?
  • How many of us gave unlimited access to food & drinks in the house to the Indonesian maids, only to hear them telling people they are not given anything to eat?

I can list out so many more from stories I’ve heard. One can be lucky and get a good maid straightaway. But there are more unlucky ones than lucky, I’m sure! I have been to Indonesia several times, and I have to say those who stayed in their own country and able to find a job for themselves, are definitely the good ones. But those who decided to come here, I am not quite sure what are their intentions, seriously. To get a laid-back job with better pay, perhaps?

I am not one to judge as a whole. All I want, is for the government to at least listen to the people. Just because they’ve never had the bad luck with maids like most of us, then we are to blame.

When a maid gets abused, it’s in all major papers. When a maid fled from the house, stealing valuables as well, and police report is being made, the police can only say,

Memang banyak maid lari, especially orang Medan.

Fullstop. No action. Just a piece of paper for record (which we have to pay RM2 for it, of course!).

Next up, to the immigration to cancel the maid’s permit. Hey, guess what? The employer has to pay a fine! Not RM10, but RM250! What if you only have RM250 worth of cash and the maid stole the last of it?

Oh-well,

That’s YOUR problem, you know?!

p.s. Just for the sake of saving ‘them’ from the sin of lying to their own embassy, maybe they SHOULD be abused!😛

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  • 1. naziah  |  June 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I think I want to write to the Indonesian punya governmet and let them kno kawasan rumah aku tu ramai betul penyamun dari negara diorang!

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  • 2. ainil  |  June 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Oh.. i can rant on this forever, i tell you!
    Let’s see…
    1. Maid lari – check! With Pak Guard ok?!
    2. Maid made stories to ppl that I didn’t pay her – Check (i discovered this AFTER she has ran off, of course)
    3. Maid sneaked out dating2 while I was not home – Check! (left my 2-yr old daughter kat rumah some more!)
    4. Maid stole things – Check! Check! Check! Check! Rings, anklet, handycam, digicam.

    Oh the list can go on and on. I’ve only had one maid.. and ‘experienced’ so much. Won’t ever, ever trust any of them anymore. Ever!

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  • 3. ida.z  |  June 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    maid tak kenal dek untung, enuff said.

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  • 4. noordinarymomster  |  June 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    naziah,
    pleasela tulis surat tu!😀

    ainil,
    you are one of those unlucky ones! maybe the ‘sumpahan’ on me rubbed on you – via google talk! hahaha…

    ida.z,
    so true!

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  • 5. Ms B  |  June 26, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    err….. cant comment much cos i only had one maid when i was back home and she stayed for 2 years, v good. treat us like family, v versa.

    my dad’s maid has been with us for almost 8 years. so still no comment. still happy with her pay, never asks for increment. goes back to indo once a year, refuses me to give her extra whenever i’m home and she takes care of the young lady.

    But i heard many horror stories too. have to be careful.

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  • 6. noordinarymomster  |  June 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Ms B,
    You and you dad are among the lucky ones – just like n.i.😛

    I think, if the government decides to at least protect the employers as well in any possible way, then it won’t inject too much fumes from the employers themselves, if anything were to go wrong.

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  • 7. Amoi  |  June 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    The best blog entry from you, dude…!
    The essence of your feelings expressed. I feel you!🙂

    If only “they” know…

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  • 8. Jade  |  June 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    ala… my statement to them: stop ajer la hantar. kitorang pun tak hingin nak amik orang ko keje kat sini. kalu ko nak suruh smer orang ko kat sini balik pun lagi bagus!!

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  • 9. mamaeiman  |  June 27, 2009 at 12:23 am

    i loike this entry!!

    For me for the past 6 years, aku dah experienced with 6 maids..camner tu? suppose contract 2 yrs rite..

    But, all hammppeh…
    List of my maids:
    1.Tibi
    2.Overdose Drug
    3.Tak suka jaga budak.Siap lempang eiman
    4.Dah tua…most of her time semayang, baca quran, puasa..bila suruh buat keje..penat!
    5.yg kelima ni demand handphone. Dah kasik, demand suruh top-up everymonth, bila tak top-up muncung tak nak buat keje, pastu main2 cinta ngan indon keje construction, Bila tegur, threathened nak balik indon..
    6. Yg ni pandai masak ngalahkan chef..tp, manja.. tegur sikit nangis..mogok..nak balik..

    So, ni masuk ke-7..my new maid baru 5 bulan keje..alhamdulillah so far ok..

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  • 10. shasha  |  June 28, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Oh my god, some of your experiences here sound horrid! This is the reason why I insisted to get a maid who’s a relative of a trusted maid working with our family and not from an agent.

    Never mind her ignorance like heating cookies in the microwave and her sneakiness to off-set objects on the shelf to prove she’s dusted them! But, at least I know that (hopefully) I can trust her.

    No doubt though that a maid can bring more headache than help! We’ve certainly had horrible maids too growing up..

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  • 11. ideserveabreak  |  June 29, 2009 at 5:14 am

    we were actually considering bringing a maid from msia as it’s very costly to have a nanny or to send him to a creche. but with all the horrible stories, we dont think it’s a very wise idea to do so. i’d rather part with my money than have a headache!

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  • 12. n.i.  |  June 29, 2009 at 8:11 am

    ainil, sorry to hear what Tri did 2 u & family… eventually, dia memang seorang yang tak sedar diri… lagi baik i biar dia kena dera dulu… GERAM!!!

    momster, sorry for all the things u went through… siti rasa bersalah giler… dia dah suruh tekong bagi balik duit coz otherwise dia ugut korang akan report polis…

    that’s what I told my maid, what about the employers yang kena ‘dera’… Alhamdulillah, setakat ni my maid ok… give & take… Even siti my maid kata: “rasanya yang kena dera tu, bukan salah majikan 100%… memang patut kena dera kot”..

    to me, it’s ok if the Indonesian government wants to stop sending maids to malaysia… 95% aren’t qualified, anyways… itupun ada hati nak mintak gaji rm600! tak sedar diri… hehehe

    Owh, kesian Imtiyaz no more 1/2 day!

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    • 13. n.i.  |  June 29, 2009 at 8:12 am

      ainil.. “lagi baik i biar dia kena dera dengan majikan lama dia dulu” hehehe nanti orang ingat i yg dera dia keh keh keh

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  • 14. noordinarymomster  |  June 29, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Amoi,
    u guessed right, i wrote in fuming mad! hahaha…

    jade,
    tulah kan? sukati la taknak dtg pun…

    melly,
    same luck with me huh?😉 hopefully the current one is reliable… saves u the headache…

    shasha,
    i was shocked reading them all too! i thought i was among the most unluckiest, but now i know i am luckier than some!
    at least all my maids didn’t have a chance to abuse or steal!

    ideserveabreak,
    i am spending more than double the maid’s salary every month for imtiyaz’s school, and the ease of mind is definitely priceless!😉

    n.i.,
    no probs, not siti’s fault laa…😉

    just so you readers know, (i didn’t feel the latest maid deserves an entry so i’m writing here).

    i had a maid just early this month from siti’s (n.i.’s maid) contact. i treated it as a trial period, and wasn’t thinking of long term. and my guess is right – sent her for her monthly day off on saturday, and yesterday we went to pink her up, she refuses to come back.

    since it was sort of expected, i just claimed my money back. there’s no way i’m going on bended knee to have her back, not that she’s worth it anyway!🙂

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  • 15. Serene  |  June 29, 2009 at 10:39 am

    n.i., after what Tri did kan, I even wondered, entahkan the story about her previous abusive employer pun dia tipu kot tak? Entahkan she did exactly what she did to me. Ran off and then made up stories. I doubt everything now. Don’t you think so?

    Kadang2 when I think of how really nice we have been to her, I regretted not being a mean employer. Haha. I should have dera her kan? Bila dia lari, tak la sakit hati sgt! Haha.

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    • 16. n.i.  |  June 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm

      yes, i doubt her story… memang nyesal haku layan dia baik2 muahahaha

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  • 17. Serene  |  June 29, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Oh one more.. Momster, I honestly think you made the right decision with your ‘latest’ maid. Mengada2 tak bertempat. This is EXACTLY what our government is teaching the indons to feel – like they are kebal kat negara orang!

    You have one person less to care about now (more like one person less to be sakit hati about, actually kan?) So I’ll say, Good Riddance!😉

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  • 19. At Ease « no ordinary m.o.m.s.t.e.r  |  June 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm

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  • 20. mbe  |  July 6, 2009 at 11:36 am

    heheheh….kalau nak maid yg tak lari, suh hubby korang kawin ngan maid la…confirm tak lari. hakhakhak

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