After those two weird house helpers that we had, we're on our 4th set of newly hired house helpers. Kalowka lang! Almost 1 month din kaming naghanap ng ipapalit dun sa dalawa. And then one of our former katulong in Bicol recommended her cousin. We took her. I thought I found the one! Ok sya. As in malinis. marunong magluto. Hindi tamad. After a month of working with us, she asked if she can go home to Bicol to attend a reunion and her town fiesta. (Susme! Ganyan na po talaga sila ngayon. Bawal sila umabsent sa fiesta.) I agreed for a 3-day vacation. Gave her money and off she went. (I was expecting this.) On the day that she's supposedly coming back to Cavite, she texted me that a relative was stabbed and she needed to stay longer. (I know, right?) Mabait na ako to accept her once again when she called me after 3 weeks. Sabi nya, she'll bring her sister na rin since I asked her naman talaga to look for her makakasama sa bahay. Partida yan, maliit lang ang bahay namin. Pero ayoko silang mahirapan kaya 2 ang kinukuha naming katulong. I sent them money, pero na-delay pa sila ng isang araw dun sa araw na pinagkasunduan namin na darating sila. At dahil mabait nga ako, dedma na lang (again). I thought ok na kami. Both of them are masipag. Jackpot! (Or so I thought.) On the day of Baby Aerin's party, the original katulong told me she's pregnant. (Huwaaattt?!) Her boyfriend (for 5 months) wants her to stay with him sa province. She decided to discontinue her service for us para maalagaan nya sarili nya at ang baby sa sinapupunan nya. To make the story short, she asked their younger sister to replace her. So ang nangyari, si Ate 1 (yung original na preggers) umuwi ng Bicol. Naiwan si Kapatid 2 at Kapatid 3. On the next day, nagpalaam si Kapatid 2 na pupuntahan daw yung anak sa Tarlac and magnininang daw sya sa binyag. (Haayyy!) It's a weekend and since the Kasambahay Law states that we have to grant them a 24-hr restday every week, I had no choice! She asked for a cash advance (again) and I willingly lend her. Para daw kasi sa anak nya. (Mommy ako, matitiis ko ba ang anak nya?) Although alam ko na ang susunod na mangyayari. =(
To end this this rant, si Kapatid 3 ang naiwan ngayon sa bahay. Plus her friend na dumating kahapon (in replacement to Kapatid 2 na hindi na nagparamdam). So far, ok naman silang dalawa. Sana last na 'to. Nakakapagod na rin kasi talaga. =(
So I was thinking, anong naging tulong satin (employer) ng Kasambahay Law? Kahit naman may kontrata silang pinirmahan, anong magiging habol ko sa ganitong sitwasyon? Kasuhan sila ng breach of contract? What for? To cause me more stress and more money?