Breaking my rule

@Anniedup (3652)
Richards Bay, South Africa
February 22, 2007 12:40am CST
Good day MyLotters, I normally login and respond to all my friends discussions first, then I go to all my discussions and comment back, but today I am breaking my rule by starting 3 discussions first, little bit selfish:) or better it feels kind of naughty!:D Here is the first one. I would like to know have you ever employed a housekeeper, although in my country we call it a domestic worker. I employed my domestic worker 20 years ago, her name is Lucky Ngobe. She is part of my family and we both went through life's circle. She was and still is a shoulder for me to cry on, a thousand times. We have shared in each others trials and tribulations, the arrival of new babies and loosing a loved one. I always hug her and tell her she is my pillar of strength My country's track record for treating domestic workers badly, use to be horrible, thank God it changed. so I would like to know, have you got or had a housekeeper.
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@GardenGerty (105303)
• United States
22 Feb 07
No, I would have to have a lot more money to do so. I do not know anyone who has a domestic that is exclusively theirs, and a member of a family. There are people who employ some people to come in and clean from time to time or on a regular business. There is a certain religious sect whose members will work this way, and college and high school students.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
22 Feb 07
She is not family related at all, we just excepted her as part of our family. I employed her 20 years ago when she just left school, and she is with us ever since. I have never heard of certain religions that do that. It's interesting to know Thx for the post
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I have never hired a housekeeper to come in and clean my home. Besides being to expensive, as someone has already said I would feel obligated to clean my house first. Since my back injury I am unable to do much of the work myself so my children help with much of the cleaning. If not for their help, I suppose I would have to get someone else to come in and help at least on an occasional basis, but I really can't afford to do that.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
4 Mar 07
I am very fortunate to be able to have one, and I am very grateful and humble. You are a lucky mother to have children that are willing to help, normally kids are a bit lazy and selfish when it comes to household chores
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I always felt that the ultimate luxury was to have a house keeper! I just never could see where I could afford to have someone come in even once a month! And if I could, I'd have to clean my house first! LOL. How lucky you found a good one, and that she became more than a house keeper, but a good friend through the years!
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
22 Feb 07
I know I am very fortunate to have her I count my blessings everyday, and I don't know what I will do without her. Apart from having her as a friend, my house will be on it's ear without her. Thx for the post
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@deesamps (653)
• United States
28 Mar 07
No we have never hired a housekeeper. My husband and I feel why pay someone to do a job that we are both capable of doing. And since I am a stay at home mom, it falls mainly into my job catergory. I would rather clean myself and use the money that people normally pay a housekeeper and do something fun with my family instead.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
29 Mar 07
We hired her years ago. and at that stage my husband and I were working and traveling allot, and we needed someone to take care of things when we were absent. I have not one day, regret that we employed her. She was stranded with no education and no work. Thx for your response