A 39-year-old Filipina woman who has served a Singapore family for more than eight years has been thankful for their love, support and generosity.
Lea Calambro was hired in 2009 by her employer surnamed Lee to help him and his wife take care of three children – a daughter then six, plus a son and daughter who were twins then aged four, Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) reported.
From the beginning Calambro was treated like a member of the family. The wife and the maid would go together to get a massage every two months and the maid has been given a debit card so that she can shop for the family easily. And whenever the family goes on vacation, their Filipino maid comes along.
In 2013, after four years of work in Singapore, Calambro made her first trip home. The Lee couple decided to go with her, so they could meet their maid’s parents.
The Lees realized it was natural for parents to worry about their children when they are away from home. So, it was with Lea. “We thought if they could meet us in person, that could [help] make them less worried,” the 48-year-old female employer said.
The meeting went well. Calambro’s parents were happy and the Lee couple were flattered by the warm welcome they got from Lea’s village.
Two years earlier, the Lee couple learnt that the maid’s village in the Philippine suffered a drought, so they sent some food for relief. They also sent stationery and other supplies to reward students who did well at school.
With the three Lee children growing up with Calambro, they sometimes reveal their private thoughts to the maid instead of their mother, but their mum says she is not jealous – just grateful to have such a devoted and caring helper.
Wow for you kabayan’ lucky for having an employer like them ‘
Salute and thankful for this kind of employer, who can see the efforts of their maid …..you have a good and kindhearted employers Blessings more into your Life
One in a million..
Wow,you’re very lucky to have such a caring,and understanding employers,keep up the good work Lea,me too is lucky for having such caring employer,they treat me as a family cum older Sister.
Wow bait amo ganyan sana amo ko pero indi eh
it’s nice to hear that….I been worked singapore for 5 years and my employer is very good as well…it’s really very far from employers behaviour here in hongkong..they always think very high of themselves and always quote maid as only a maid…I hope God will punish all heartless employer..and bless more those kind and considerate employers
God bless you more… This is how to treat an employee as a family.. With love and support..
Hoping some employers will learn from this couple who treat their helper as a human being❤❤❤❤❤
Congrats dai lea you maid it.
You made it
Wow!congrats to my 2nd cousin lea….we’re very proud of you…you are very lucky with ur employer….she’s from iloilo city….
wow.taga Leon,iloilo city ja ma’am vine calawigan?
the maid from alimodian iloilo
your maid has loving heart very hard to look for that kind of person and to your familys also good peoples love care is most important to our lives …Good examples .
I work for 27 years and I never get a special treatment. I was treated and thought to be grateful for what they give me! And I am paid to do the work! And I should compare myself lucky.
Harsh reality! When you are poor!
Same as me I work hard for the money ived got every month without special treatment. 16yrs working with one family. But still thankful for what I have..
Anne Sambo : we once had a maid and she has been with us for 24 yrs. She’s frm Indonesia. When she first came, she was asked to look after my younger sister’s baby girl. When she grown up, she was passed over to my third sister, looking after her newborn baby girl and she sticked to them until she got another two more babies after that. To cut short, the youngest baby has turned 11 yrs old, when she left the family. Throughout the years with us, we never considered her just as a maid. She is just part of our family members. When she left, my third sister, the one she last worked with, became very ill. ( before that, she was quite sick ) Two years later my sister passed away of cancer. Living 5 children aged 20, 18, 16, 14, 11. The three youngest one are very attached wt the maid. Now…she did pop up once a while ( 3 -4x a year) and put in at her old employers house. She is always welcome. She can stay as long as she wants. She’s already a family to us.
It takes two tango! And she is blessed to get an employer like that too! Both parties God bless always and Happy New Year!
Wow!!!your such a good employer ma’am,my employer also good but not good as you and your family…Thank you so much for treating my co Filipino as how u treat ur family…Good bless you more and of u ate Lea,You did a good job..You and ur employer is a blessing to each other..
ラチカ シェリル ILONGGO’s is always warm and loving
sa sampung amo dyn sa sg. iisa lang ganyan mabilang pa sa patak
so lucky get best boss……
Raquel Seballos agree
Your are very lucky ….these type of employer appreciate what you’ve done for them….your hard work is highly appreciated they are one in a million….
Neng ambot nabasa ni Bhebs ni . Congrats bhe!!!
One in 5. Coz hundreds of maids told me too
Alice Pachejo Piz …nd c bhebz js nang ah.pakaduha nmun tna ja rga rizal.
Ave q c bhebs neng
That’s Wonderful employer and God bless you both , for having good each other .
Alice Pachejo Piz .indi nang..hehe
Wow……we applaud you kabayan….
Wow your so lucky to have employer like them …but my employer also good but the problem is thier children they dont know how to appreciate what im done to thier parents and they are very calculative…
Hope and pray that all employers anywhere in this world are like this.It was greatful for us as a helper and it made us happy to work.God Bless u more to this employer.
So nice to hear. Here in Malaysia, many Chinese employers treat their maids horrible.
We treat our maid like family
So few employer treat thier maid like this.Your so lucky kabayan you have kind employer
So good im devoted for 14 years..but hmmmm
Wow your so lucky Lea. Hope that have more generous and kindness employer like your employer. God bless more to your employer
I salute to the very good employers!
Maids are human like us.Treat them like one
All employers should follow this example.
My parents and husband pass away but didn’t have a chance to see them… Hope my employer will read this article…
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