Another week goes by and yet another nanny bites the dust that’s now number three in less than two years high turnover you start to think what is it that makes people so unreliable is it us?
Well the first one found out she was pregnant after a few months of being here yet even this story is a bit more complicated than it should be as she wasn’t aware of the rule of law regarding people needing parental concent for marriage due to her age, In reality her marriage is likely to be non binding for that reason. On top of that the location she’s gone back to is remote with only one neighbour on the next hill which makes sense to why she wanted to stay longer when she couldn’t find a replacement for herself she came all the way back from another island asking if she could stay longer.
The second one suffered with a wife beater of a husband with jelousy issues this is why she came to work for us in the first place (to get away from him, her mother brought her here). Although eventually she was talked into going back to the provinces to look after the kids while he came to Cebu to work (Although in typical local style he went to Cebu and didn’t send any money back to the provinces to support his wife and kids).
The one this week though simply started taking her stuff away every day and just vanished and has been gone for three days so far. In the West may be a case of searching and putting an APB out for her safety concerns but here we know she’s just disappeared and gone somewhere else. Why? she did the same with her last employer simply just didn’t come back one day no reasons as she said at her last employer “she got bored”.
I am not sure if its our location that makes it worse as Minglanilla although it has its “poor” generally everyone has their own income etc. so not many people seem desperate for work. Although crazy thing is about a month ago I offered to pay for the girls college for next year and she goes and springs this on us. No doubt in a years time she will struggle to pay for college and possibly drop out because of the cost. But hey welcome to the Philippines as people are always saying when it comes to issues like this.