You know you are stuck up when …….
you complain about your hired help………………
who doesn’t really work for you because his visa is paid for by the person who owns your house…………………………..
BUT HE IS DRIVING ME FREAKING INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK, a little background.
We have a wonderful gardener. He is an old man and he takes care of us and our house very well. He is respectful and hard working and he is a good man. Since his family is in Bangladesh, he wanted to go home and visit last year, so the owner of the house hired a young boy (20 years old) to replace him when he left. In the beginning it was great because this boy understood and spoke English and he was willing to learn and do everything we asked him to do. He came inside and cleaned with me and he helped with dinner. Our old gardener never got to go home, because of his age or something or other, so now we have two men working here.
When I went back to work, I took the boy aside and trained him for two weeks in the fine art of cleaning and taking care of a home. Let me tell you, he has failed miserably. I have since retrained him over and over again and he still doesn’t do anything right. He does things I don’t ask him to do, he doesn’t do things I ask him to do and he is wasteful. He does not speak or understand as much English as he lets on to and he is a nosey son of a ………….
He is constantly asking for extra money at the end of the month for this or that brother or cousin and he is making a habit of “telling on” the old man gardener for doing all kids of stuff. This kid had the balls to ask if my husband was going to give a check for 20,000 Dhs to the home owner for rent. Since when in the hell is it a house boy’s business when where and how much money we pay to who for anything? He reads our receipts, our papers, and everything else in his view. He stands over my freaking shoulder and reads my damn e-mail while I am typing. It has gotten to the point to when I see him, I get so angry that I just want to scream. I am aggravated and I hate just thinking about him being at my house.
Now, he comes inside just now to tell me something about our old man gardener and how he is going outside the house and working (well duh, he is earning extra money and we don’t care if he does). Apparently, this fu**ing kid has started something with the home owner to try and replace our old man gardener with his cousin. I am livid! I just want to scream “You’re fired” to this kid right now, but my hands are tied because I don’t hold his passport and even though we have talked to the owner about him, there is a HUGE communication breakdown and nothing is getting done. I am so pissed off right now I really don’t want to see this kids face again. I am afraid of what I may do.
What shall I do?
I am looking for a live in Filipino lady and have one prospect, but don’t feel good about it. Any more ideas?