Maid-less once again

As spoiled as this sounds – it sucks not having a maid. We had to let ours go.

I lived alone for nearly a decade, so I’m quite competent with laundry, cooking (well, sort of), and am a pretty clean guy. So, no, a maid is not a necessary part of living here – BUT, I’ll have the rest of my life to go maid-less once I leave Indonesia.

So, my plea to you is this: if you have any reliable source for finding maids, or know of one available, please let me know. I’m not picky, not demanding, and pay more than average. i just ask that they not steal from me, escape out the roof at midnight to ‘hang out’ with the construction workers, or smoke crack in the back patio. English is not necessary believe it or not, and neither is previous expat household experience.

The search is on.

  • christie

    Brandon, I would recomend to find a maid from East Java, I don’t know, I think the east javanese tend to be more “pure” and more “county”.
    I have 2 maids who have been with my family for 15 years (both are from East Java).
    My brothers also have maids from that area, eventhough he lives in Jkt after experience having maids from different areas (that stole from him).

  • “escape out the roof at midnight to ‘hang out’ with the construction workers”

    🙂 seems like you’re turning into an old fart.

    “or smoke crack in the back patio”

    doesn’t sound good, maybe i’m turning into an old fart.

  • “… BUT, I’ll have the rest of my life to go maid-less once I leave Indonesia.”

    A very valid reason and very similar to ours. After moving to KL, we were OK without a maid… it lasted for 3 months until we really envied our neighbors…

    So go get one! (Sorry I can’t help much with your search)

  • Jeffry

    you guys are spoiled brat!!! 🙂

    I used to have a maid when I lived in Kelapa Gading. But then I moved to North America…….no more maid

  • hi brandon, i’m just bumped into ur blog where i search some photographs about indonesia. i’m an indonesian lives in pittsburgh. your pics make me miss my country so much.

    anyway, you really take nice pictures! good job, and good luck with everything u do.

    regards,
    mita

  • Heni

    Hi Brandon,

    if the vacancy still on, I am up for it.
    I won’t steal from you, as long as you pay me enough to buy anything I want
    I won’t escape out the roof at midnight to ‘hang out’ with the construction workers but for clubbing and hang out with bule in Kemang
    I will not smoke crack in your patio, I can do it elsewhere…
    I speak english well ( I think…)
    I have 7 years experience working for bule ( my husband ), cooking, cleaning, etc..etc…

    So if you are interested, just send me a ticket to my address, I will be there like a shot.