Outsourcing our 'domestic demands'

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Registered: 10-02-2006
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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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2004
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 10:52am
I hear you, but still - even
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:03am
And if the cleaner only comes for a few hours per week, and there are 4 of you in the house who are capable of cleaning, it would hardly take anything to split those few hours between 4 and skip the cleaner.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:15am

Let me ask you why you're not okay with paying someone to clean the house, but you're okay, presumably, with your DH outsourcing (the majority...fill in the percentage of the cleaning you do) the cleaning to you?


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Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:20am

And you will have helped the economy by circulating money. And, the way I look at it, if everyone did their own sewing, I'd have to get a "real" job.

Chris

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:20am

Well, we're a family, so he's not outsourcing it, is he?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2004
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:21am
Why bother?
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2004
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:24am

Great point, if her home runs like most others', where the wife still does more than the husband, regardless of their respective work status.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:25am
I would feel my DH was outsourcing to me if we had no paid cleaning help, so maybe that's why I pay for it and you don't mind doing it for the benefit of the whole family.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:27am

>>I'm not getting why there should be more of a moral dimension to it than there is to any of these other examples.<<

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:30am

In our case, it's 90 minutes every two weeks. Surely it's no biggie to plan a trip to the grocery store or a playdate for that short a time?

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