Shall I fire my Househelp?

Philippines
February 5, 2007 3:37pm CST
I know she's good. Her work with us was so lax, since Me and my husband works, she don't do much when we are not around. Since also, me and Hubby have nightlifes. we often go home during the wee hours of the night. One time we went home early, around 10PM, We were shocked that there's no one home. the house is locked.. with no lights whatever. I called her, and ask her where she is, she said.. she's with her cousin.. cause she have a problem.. i dropped the call. luckily, i always bring my extra key to the house. I locked the house. i think around 15 minutes, she arrived. she kept on knocking on the door. But i was so pissed off that i didn't opened it! The next day she arrived early in the morning with her auntie. i stayed in our room. hubby talked to them. She said, she was having problems with her child (her child stays with her auntie)... i stormed out of the room.. and told her that she's a lier since she told me last nite that she's with her cousin! she said, they met at their cousin's place, and that's the first time that she went out without our permission and she was only out from 8pm. but a tita of mine saw her all dressed around 5:30Pm outside our house. I still don't talk to her, although she keeps trying to communicate. Hubby is just getting along as if nothing happens. as for me. i don't believe this is the first time. You think I should fire her and look for another househelp? Your opinions please.... Thanks!
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@Jemina (5784)
23 Feb 07
Maybe a little more investigation will give you peace of mind. It may not be the first time she did it but you don't have proof yet. I know it's really annoying but sometimes when we're angry we make drastic decisions that we might regret later. You can tell her to change her attitude and maybe let her know of your expectations so it would be clear to her. What about a warning first? Then if she would do it again tell her the consequence. Good luck!
@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
I hope this response will not be very late but I still post my view on this topic. As for me you really have to check things out more seriously and if you found out that she just lied to you and to your husband it will merely depends on how she did well as a househelper for the past few months and if she really deserved a second chance. It there is some truth on what she is saying that will be a good thing to consider that she is partly saying the truth and if it is a totaly lie then there is no reason to keep her and just find another one that is more reliable and dependable that her.