Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Nanny

Just in the span of two weeks, little Hobb already has two nannies. The first one left and the new one is on duty. Lets talk about the first nanny. She seemed to be a puppet to her husband. We were introduced to her by a church friend a week before she started work, the first week of June. She is married with a husband and three grown up children. We liked her because she was really into little Hobb and not worry about how much she would get. Yet, the person who drives her sprinter van rack life is her husband. Hobbit and I dislike the husband despite how much he wanted us to trust him. Just wish he hopsHe used to pick up the wife in the evenings. If the wife is still working by the time he reached our place, he will come in to the house and look around as if inspecting on things. I can't tell you how much I hated the gesture! 
In the span of two weeks, there were three big dramas that drove me to the wall. Two days before she was suppose to start work, the husband called and told us that the wife couldn't work anymore because she was to return to her old job. I was literally mad. She told me two days before she was to start work and how was I supposed to look for a new baby sitter in the span of two days? Then all of a sudden, prayers answered. She called a day before she was supposed to start and told us that she could work again. See? Then another drama happened the fourth day of work. She came early in the morning and told me off immediately that she was sorry for she can't continue work because he salary is not enough. What? What did she mean by not enough? I asked my Thai friends and they scolded me for my willingness to pay this lady the amount she asked, and now she wants more?? So I made a deal with her that instead of the amount she wanted, I would give her a thousand baht lesser than the amount she asked for. Then when I get a pay raise, I would also raise her salary. She discussed with her husband and finally agreed to it. Now the last drama... She took off right after she received her half month pay! Grrrrrr...Yet, thank goodness she left. God opened way for another nanny to come in. More about the second nanny in my next post!

4 comments:

Dawn McCoy said...

I think I need to CATCH UP on your blog!!!! Little Hobbit? OMG

Hobbit Wife said...

Dawn, where have you been all these years? Hehe! I'm so glad you stop by! Do you still blog at all? The last time I went visiting, you weren't active. Yes! Little Hobbit arrived March this year. I am really enjoying motherhood! You need to enlighten me on things since you have been through this journey many times and back! :) Lets really catch up! :)

Dawn McCoy said...

Just so busy Aims....the girls are now almost 10, just turned 11, and getting ready to turn 13, Aiiiieee!The almost 13 yr old is starting 9th grade and the almost 10 yr old is starting 6th grade! All 3 girl are honor students, but keep me so busy! I am so happy, the 9 year old is a math genius, so nice for a girl, but I cannot help them with homework anymore Lol. Be easy, boys ARE SO MUCH EASIER THAN GIRLS! Here atnthenhigh school, they can attend college and get dual credit and graduate high school AND college at same time, so I have 2 who will be graduating that way at 16 years old....very scarey , but exciting at same time.

Hobbit Wife said...

OMGoodness! Your pints are pints are all grown up! Do you blog about them? Your pints are smart kids. I don't know how kids manage high school and college at the same time. Doable I suppose but I am yet to find a school that does that here. :)

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