Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Another Yaya Horror Story

It seems like I’m not really lucky when it comes to retaining a sane and reliable house helper. I’ve been changing helpers thrice the past 6 months. The last one just gave me a terrifying experience. She was with us for less than a month. For a 46-year old, I couldn’t even say that she was good. The first time I saw her, I already have second thoughts of hiring her. But then, we were desperate to have a yaya and besides, she was recommended by my father-in-law’s helper.

Yesterday afternoon, she just left without any notice not even a farewell note. She left my daughter at home ALONE. I was trembling while talking to my sister on the phone. They have to forcibly open the door to get in since no one has been answering. When they went to check on our rooms, the yaya was already gone with all her belongings and that of the previous yaya. The master’s bedroom has been locked up with my daughter inside, sleeping. I was scared to death. What if there’s a fire and my daughter was trapped inside? What if my sister didn’t come home early that afternoon?

Now, I’m faced with another dilemma of looking for her replacement. With all my bad experiences about my house helpers, it’s difficult for me to trust again. I couldn’t imagine leaving my daughter at home to a complete stranger. The thought of what could have happen just gives me goose bumps.

And this blog has become a source of yaya horror stories --- please let this one be the very last. The next one might give me a heart attack!!!

3 comments:

feng said...

mhalou, though i posted comment in the pinoymomsnetwork na, i can't help it but see your latest yaya horror story here in your blog.

i had yaya problems kasi. like you, my blog ate up much space just rambling about the yaya.

poor little child of you at talagang iniwan pa ng yaya all alone sa house! wala talagang kosensya. i just hope you can get someone better. dont worry, God is merciful.

A-l-e-s-s-a-u-n-d-r-e-i said...

I wish I could get someone better.The last one was a hard blow -- and I think I'm having this yaya-phobia if you call it. But I feel a lot better if I just let it out in this blog.

isa said...

I have my share of yaya stories too.. the last one made me so mad I grabbed her hair and dragged her out... sometimes we can't really expect them to think like us.. and it is frustrating.. what i do is give them a months time..if they're okay then i let them stay. I have also tried agencies and what's good about it is when i don't like the yaya i ask for a replacement.. until i am satisfied... i ask for a police clearance, nbi and a health certificate...
good luck on your yaya hunting...