Outsourcing our 'domestic demands'

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Outsourcing our 'domestic demands'
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Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:55pm

About 10 yrs ago I was listening to a VP at my company (fortune 500) and realized that she had it all - the career/kids/husband (not in any particular order).

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 03-14-2008 - 4:48pm

Lol--I'm sure you're right!

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Fri, 03-14-2008 - 5:22pm

I'm a SAHM with a now mostly WAH spouse and we still outsource many household tasks.

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 1:54am

I don't ever want to be so stressed for time that I have to pay people to clean my bathroom or do my laundry, lol.

Heck I wouldn't have to be too stressed for that to happen. Getting someone to do it around my sleep schedule would be enough. I have no emotional attachment to toilet scrubbing or laundry.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 12:11pm
Amen to that! I think having someone come clean my home would be like getting a massage - you don't need to be stressed to enjoy one and wish you could have it every week (or heck, every day).
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Registered: 03-21-2001
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 1:55pm

Man, I wish I could.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 03-16-2008 - 11:31pm

but we don't pay other people to do things that we are capable of doing for ourselves.

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Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 8:13am

I'm uncomfortable with the idea of having paid help inside the house, and that doesn't stop us from eating out or getting haircuts outside the house.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 8:35am

I think you're all WAY overanalyzing this -- I am as liberal and progressive as they come and i care exactly not at all about any social message I might send liza by hiring someone to clean my house.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 8:41am
dh outsources to launder and press his shirts and pants for work.

 

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Registered: 12-29-2004
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 8:44am

You say you "did not want to be like her" like she was doing a bad thing - why?

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