Alkisahnye, I brought my kain and my sister's kain (she brought 3 while me only 1), to this tailor. Last year I sent to this same tailor. While I am not really satisfied with her work with my other plain baju kurung, but she did a wonderful job on my baju kurung Pahang so I opt to send to her again to just make a baju kurung Pahang. (Maklumlahh.. aku rase tu je aku muat kut). My sister tahun ni, excited pulak , while last year she brought only 1, she decided to bring 3 because she likes the tailor work. Another reason why I decided to use this tailor, sebab she is the wife of my husband's colleague. Kira nak tolong member la ni.
So I sent it around May, and her worker said around June dah boleh dapat. But I said no rush la, as long as before Raya. So around mid July aku pergi la kedai tu. Dannnnnn
Boleh tak kedai tu dah bertukar tangan. The signboard is still there and all, but instead of the tailor, kedai tu instead a kedai that sells baju kurung siap. Angin nye lah aku. So basically, I had went to the kedai and the new owner gave me the tailor number and the new owner said, the tailor moved out early July. Menyesal kan tak pergi amik baju bulan June... kekonon nak bagi can, sekali terkena batang hidung sendiri. Bagus!
Basically, I called every number I have of her, all of it either not in service or went straight to voicemail. I had send an email, which I doubt she checked. My husband called her husband which also went straight to voicemail and all attempt to find him is not successful. The husband is around at his workplace, but so far he manage to avoid my husband ignoring his messages, notes and emails.
The thing is... bukannye the tailor or the husband owed us money. I didn't put down deposit pon as the pekerja cakap tak payah. All I want is my kain and more importantly, my sister punye kain back. Itu pon ko tak termampu nak buat ke. WTH is happening / or had happened to this couple?
Husband went back to the shop, to see if the new owner have any other ways to contact the tailor, only the useless number tu je la. Horrible betul la this people. The new owner also mentioned that a lot of people came looking for them. I can only imagine la.
Some people mentioned maybe sakit ke or mati ke. You know what... I don't really care. As a business owner, especially a Muslim one, you should know your responsibility. Tu semua hutang tu. If indeed die sakit teruk or mati ke.... then the next of kin have the responsibility to at least inform people, so we can make peace or demand payment/return of our good we had with the deceased. Kannn... mende tu simple je. Aku tahu mende tu pon dari aku 10 years old. Takkan engineer yang working at a renowned company, tak tahu basic hukum agama kuttt. No phone ade dalam buku jahit. At the very least, put up a notice at your previous kedai. Ni hilang tanpa dikesan, macam kena kejar along, which is my next suspicion.
This is the second time this had happened to me. The first time happened to my baju nikah. OMG kan. Nasib baik I got the tailor to contact me. I had blogged about it, tapi malas cari. Basically the tailor sakit, and decided to tutup kedai without informing customers, membuatkan aku cuak bile aku nak pickup baju nikah aku dan kedai tutup with nothing inside and I phoned the kedai, it went unaswered. Also aku teringat, I asked the people around the kedai (kedai yang I antar baju nikah ituu), where and how I can contact the owner, the replies I get is .."Owner kedai tu memang sombong tak campor dengan kami2". Heloooo... tadek kaitan dengan soalan aku. Haih laa... ni aku cakap.... adat Melayu berniaga.
However I manage to leave a note demanding them to contact me, and the husband of the tailor at last did contact me and pulangkan the baju. The baju, Alhamdulillah siap, tinggal fitting je I sent to another tailor. Not taking any more chances.
So it is really annoying it happened again, and I seriously wonders my luck with tailors. Dengan itu, after this tadek kesian-kesian dah bab-bab business ni. I will only send it to the 2 chinese tailor I had known to be highly reliable. Walaupon they're expensive, at least they are good and RELIABLE.
This type of people, macam tailor yang hilang ni, is the kind of people that makes Malay people looks bad. This type of people jugak yang selalu demand, "Melayu should tolong Melayu", but then when we give them chances they basically throw it away.
I don't mind if they have difficulties ke, can't siapkan the baju ke. But have the courtesy to inform your customer. It is not just courtesy, it is your responsibility! Do you think sebab you are your own boss suke hati ko je ko nak buat perangai?
Annoying sungguh. Pantang je berpuasa, or this post would probably be filled with the appropriate curses. I don't really care about my kain, but I feel guilty sebab my sister hantar 3. Banyak tuuu. We are not the type to buy expensive kain, but the kain we bought is usually bought elsewhere yang jauh. So kira bukan senang nak cari ganti laa!
If you want to start a business, you should really ask yourself, are you ready to face the challenges and responsibility. You have a responsibility towards your customer, responsibility to be amanah and mengotakan janji-janji yang diberi. This is basic stuffs and things that any decent human should know, apatah lagi seorang yang mengaku Muslim kan.
I highly doubt that I'll get the kain back, but it wouldn't hurt to hope kut. My previous experience at least I manage to get it back, amidst my panic. This time I macam laidback sikit, and kinda berserah. Lagi pon ibu mengandung tak larat nak emoism. Sume mellow je sekarang.