Culture!? I don’t respect her culture!?
I’m SSSOooooooo ticked off right now.
My housekeeper was due back from leave today. Since she left her set of keys here, I had to wait for her before I could leave for work. She didn’t pitch.
I sms’ed. No reply. I phoned. Her phone is off. I phoned many times during the day. Phone off.
I phoned tonight at 6:30 pm and her boy friend answers. Apparently she’ll be back at 7:30 pm. I asked him if he knows why she didn’t come to work today and he said, she didn’t say.
So I phone her at 7:30 pm. Apparently, I didn’t give her an exact date when to be back at work. This after we agreed she’d be back after New Year.
Apparently she is having some or other traditional culture thing because she’s pregnant. I have never heard about this one before.
I told her that she has to be back tomorrow, with a sick note for today or she’ll be fired (she already has a warning for not coming to work)
She said that she can only come home on Monday and I’m not respecting her culture. That I should get someone else to work this week, she’ll be back Monday.
When I told her again, that if she plans on coming back on Monday, she can just as well not come back at all. She’ll be fired.
haha…immediately drops the “madam” and calls me by my name. Thought that was so funny. Again, she went off on how I don’t respect her culture. That I must respect her culture.
I told her that she is not respecting mine. In my culture (Christian) when we make a promise, we keep it. She’s not keeping hers and thus not respecting my culture.
Again and again, the whole “you don’t respect my culture…..I have the right not to come to work when it comes to my culture …. blah blah blah”
I asked her why she didn’t just phone me ahead of time and ask if it’s okay that she doesn’t come back this week and she had no reply.
Well, FIRED she is.
I’ll probably get a letter from CCMA but I’m ready for them!