- A man, Young Tinda, recalled how they treated their house manager well like a family by even sending fare to her despite paying her full December salary
- While thinking all was well after she reported back to work, the nanny unexpectedly announced her departure from their home after close to two years of working for them
- Tinda explained it was his family's first time being victims of the notorious January transfer window, which left them confused as desperation set in
A family man has hilariously narrated how their househelp resigned from her job after the December festive season by handing in a transfer request.
The social media user, who identifies himself as Young Tinda, said he was a victim of the "house-help January transfer window" which usually affects most urban dwellers.
"A week ago I told you all that not only had our househelp reported by December 27, she had also embarked on helping missus (wife) with cooking. She had missed us... because we are good people. The beginning of this month marked her 22nd month with us.
"My son has not known any other nanny but her. We treat her like family and when you treat househelp like family, they don’t go. Last month her phone got spoilt (allegedly by our son). When going to repair it, missus was told the nanny’s Infinix was fake and there were no spare-parts for it. So like family, missus bought her a new smartphone. A legit phone," Tinda recounted.
Treated her like family
The Kenyan recalled how they treated their house manager well like family by even sending fare to her despite paying her full December salary.
While thinking all was well after she reported back to work, the nanny unexpectedly announced her departure from their home after close to two years of working for them.
"Treat them like family and they won’t leave I tell you. Well, that’s what I thought until our househelp handed in her transfer request last weekend out of nowhere.
"She told my wife that she wanted to leave by end of week and she should search for her replacement in the meantime. Missus played it calm, said it was okay. I think she was caught off-guard, had no time to react. That was last Saturday, January, 2, at exactly 18:07 hours."
Tinda explained it was his family's first time being victim of the notorious January transfer window, which left them confused as desperation set in.
After several attempts to find a new replacement, the man said they finally found one whom he hopes would stay longer.
"The dust we have seen since the weekend... Eh, please pray for these people who are still looking for nannies. Hug somebody who has been a victim of the January transfer wind, they need it! If you have a loyal nanny, she’ll also one day leave. Keep that in mind."
In other news of domestic workers, Briefly.co.za reported on Derek Osborne, who inspired South Africans when he revealed how his family is helping their domestic worker.
He wrote on the #ImStaying Facebook page on Thursday that their housekeeper has a dream of one day owning a house. She hoped to fulfil the dream before she turned 60 and the Osborne family decided to step in and help her make it a reality.
They started construction on the house and he posted photos of how they are progressing online.
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