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: 01-17-2005
Fri, 04-04-2008 - 3:27am

In total agreement with you...especially the Vanity Fair part...I savour each new edition!!!

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Registered: 01-17-2005
Fri, 04-04-2008 - 3:25am

Interesting post. I was born and raised in that former socio-economic status...and a child of immigrants to boot! So I knew many a relative who cleaned others' homes for a living. As I mentioned in another post, I resisted hiring a cleaner because I felt so guilty thinking about poor relatives that I still have.


Most of my friends are from a higher socio-economic background, so they didn't understand (understandably so...) where I was coming from, but we always had good laughs about it.

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Registered: 01-17-2005
Tue, 04-01-2008 - 11:38am

I guess I outsource daycare. Partly out of guilt (working class/immigrant background), earlier this year, after my friends had been telling me to do it for ages, I finally hired a great couple to come to my house and clean for 4 hours each (8 hours total) per week. What a find! They do a bit of everything, depending on the state of my house. For once, things are REALLY clean, not just a quick job. It has been worth it, I must say. We do online grocery shopping (only 6 bucks delivery), so that saves us time, though I do pop into the grocery story once in a while for little things that I can't find online...little treats. I am having baby #2 later this month...I'd love to have someone cook for me about 2X a week when I go back to work in August. I enjoy cooking, but do get tired of my own food and hubby's (all made within 30 minutes...I'd like some slow food...llike what I'm doing now that I'm on maternity leave!). Outsourcing is the way to go if you can afford it, of course.

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 10:01am
Uh-uh/ My house, my kids, my camera. You dont like you dont work for me. Simple.

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Registered: 09-13-2004
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 8:16am

I don't understand the need to justify outsourcing. We have a nanny/housekeeper and it is absolutely wonderful. It allows DH and I to pursue our careers and then to be able to relax together and hang out with DD

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Registered: 09-13-2004
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 8:05am

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Well, we have a full time nanny/housekeeper who is absolutely wonderful, and while I doubt that DD is very aware at the moment, what she will learn from this is that when you employ someone you treat them well. You show respect by ensuring that she can do the job she is hired to do (such as not leaving a complete mess for her to pick up), you keep to your agreements on working hours, you pay her when you are on vacation and give her time off.


Fact of the matter is that people have different types of economic status in society, and to be a nanny/housekeeper and cleaning for other people

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Wed, 03-19-2008 - 9:22pm
Me, too. Math is not my friend. Turbo Tax is :)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 03-19-2008 - 8:54pm

It's cheaper

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Wed, 03-19-2008 - 7:15pm

Is that only for the larger size dolls? My dd has the twin babies and their feet are still on their body but their shoes are off-lol!!

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 03-19-2008 - 3:59pm
we tried turbo tax for the FIRST TIME this year and yay,we did it.

 

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