Filipina maid fired for ‘talking back’ takes her old job back
Male employer asked the worker to return to Hong Kong from the Philippines days after ordering her to leave
A Filipina domestic worker who recently left Hong Kong has returned to work in the city – for the same employer who previously fired her.
The 28-year-old worker, named Lorie, 28, initially came to Hong Kong on June 15 last year. She worked for a male employer in Hang Hau, reports sunwebhk.com, a news portal for Filipinos in Hong Kong.
Things took a turn for the worse last month when Lorie was fired for “talking back” to the man when he was scolding her. She was forced to leave immediately with one month’s pay in lieu of notice.
She told the news portal that she and her employer did not get along, that he often scolded her and that he did not give her a rest day on Sunday. She said that generally stayed silent but that her employer’s temper made her want to resign.
Two days after she returned to her home in Cebu City, Lorie’s employer called her and asked her to return to Hong Kong. The employer said his child had been missing Lorie since she left Hong Kong.
Lorie decided to return because she also missed the child and her friends in Hong Kong. She was promised a rest day on Sunday and to avoid having quarrels she and her employer have agreed to communicate through WhatsApp. She maintains she is now happy with the new arrangement.