I never expected to hear something like this when my maid announced that she was heartbroken and needed her Bangladeshi boyfriend, or she couldn’t work. I was a bit dulan and couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
It had been one year since I hired her to help me around the house and I had grown quite fond of her.
It was hard to believe that she had been keeping a secret from me this entire time. I was curious to know more about her story and why she was so desperate to get her boyfriend back.
I sat her down and asked her to explain everything that had happened. She told me that she had been with her boyfriend since she came Singapore, but he had to go back to Bangladesh to his family.
She was heartbroken and missed him greatly. She had been doing her best to try to get him back, but it seemed like a hopeless cause.
He took her money
She said that she had been feeling so lost and alone without her boyfriend and he had took $3,000+ from her.
She said that she was struggling to concentrate on her work and was having a hard time getting out of bed each day. All she wanted was to be reunited with her boyfriend, but it seemed impossible. She had tried every avenue to get him back, but nothing was working.
I could tell that she was genuinely heartbroken and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. I wanted to help her in any way I could.
But there was literally nothing that I can do, her boyfriend obviously cheated her for the money and went back to his hometown.
I’m thinking to fire her and send her back to the agency but she look quite jialat now.
How long should I wait before I fire her? I don’t want to look so bad and do it immediately…