A working Saturday.. I might make it this month.

@arunima25 (48845)
Bangalore, India
November 21, 2020 5:03am CST
It's 4:15 PM here. Today was a working day for us. And till the end of this academic year ( March 2021) we might end up working every Saturday. Well, school is keeping a doubt clarification day on Saturday and also a day to counsel and give that extra help to students who are lagging behind academically or not performing up to mark. So it will be more like one to one or in small groups. Teachers have been given different slots and different groups. And everyday on weekday after school gets over we have to take these students for their one hour extra classes in afternoon. So next few months will be extra hours of work everyday. Now I have all plans to call my household help with all precautions in place. I didn't call her since March in this pandemic. But now we have planned to call her from Monday and take help in few works around house maintaining all safety and social distancing. My daughters and husband too are having tight schedule now a days and they are not free to help much around the house. This month has been slow here. But today I found my earnings showing a significant increase and I am half way through the minimum payout. I might or might not reach the payout. I would prefer to miss it. I love it when I get a double digit amount. So let it roll over to next month. I hope everyone is doing great here with their earnings and mylot goals for the monthWe still have more than a week left to catch up Stay safe in your mylot corner. Picture is of a cute clay work done by a three and half year old few years back when I worked in an inclusive Montessori environment. Just found it popping up as a reminder from Google photos.
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@GooglePlus (2571)
21 Nov
Pandemic has cost so many problems for these poor people. I don't know what to say. Make her some clear statements. If you are calling her to your house make sure you have a sanitizer near by door and she uses it. Then only knock your door. Then once she is in wash her feets and then only start working in your house. Don't talk about payout I hardly reaches it every year
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@marlina (113003)
• Canada
21 Nov
Good tips
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Well she works only in my house and has been with us for years. A dedicated and efficient person she is who earns respect with her grace and attitude which many educated high class lack. She is a big support. It was good to have her back. I feel so relieved in last two days. She was paid her salary on time along with festival perks even when she was not called. She works only in my house and has a scooty to commute. So that's safe in many ways. All precautions are in place and she has understood it well. We have a guest bathroom soon we enter the house. We don't use it at all. I have asked her to wash, clean, change there and then enter. All social distancing in place. I have bought a few masks for her and even face shield. She has to change the mask once she is here. And kitchen cleaning and washing dishes is still our job so that social distancing is in place. We have two floors so it gets easier to have social distancing. She is doing floor cleaning, laundry, terrace cleaning, watering plants etc around and that has saved me lot of time and energy. I don't set a goal here. I enjoy being here. I have earned 3 cents as my lowest in a month and $17 as my highest. On an average I have got $ 5 here every month
@msdivkar (17711)
• India
21 Nov
My wife is after me for several days now to recall our domestic help but my daughter is dam against it and she is not happy about it. She feels the things have improved now. My earnings have slowed down to great extent. I am not that active here. Will not make it this month for sure and even if I make it next month it has to be just on the borderline.
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@marlina (113003)
• Canada
21 Nov
One can only do what one can do,
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@msdivkar (17711)
• India
23 Nov
@marlina I agree with you fully. No point in following somebody.
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@marlina (113003)
• Canada
23 Nov
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@moonandstars (46569)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
21 Nov
i know it's overwhelming but, keep an eye on your body and health in general.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Now that my help is back, it's a big relief. I always listen to my body so that it listens and cooperates with me in long runI am taking enough breaks and rest
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
26 Nov
@arunima25 good, good
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@JudyEv (227787)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov
Sometimes it's really interesting what pops up as a 'reminder'. I'm sorry about the extra work you're facing.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Yes. When they pop up it reminds you how fast time flies. It's going to be busy till March end here. Glad my help is back with all norms and precautions in place. That saves a lot of my time and energy. And I am relieved.
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@JudyEv (227787)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov
@arunima25 I'm sure having some help with domestic chores will be a great bonus.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
@JudyEv Oh! It is. Since yesterday I am so relaxed and finding some time to enjoy and even be here. She is handling laundry, floor cleaning , watering plants and few more chores around. I am not letting her in kitchen and dining area to ensure social distancing. So I am just left with cooking, dishes and kitchen cleaning. She doesn't do a good ironing and so I don't trust her with that
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• Philippines
21 Nov
I have reach the minimum but it's hard to even reach 10$ unlike before.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Yes I would agree. It's a lot of time and effort to make a decent amount here. I don't find any changes in earning rate. Was it easier earlier??
@Nakitakona (38430)
• Philippines
21 Nov
I'm afraid I couldn't reach the minimum too. I don't I keep it up.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
It's okay. There is always a next month. More than the earnings, this wonderful community and interaction counts
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@Nakitakona (38430)
• Philippines
24 Nov
@arunima25 Thanks for the encouragement.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
@Nakitakona Welcome
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@anil02 (21658)
• India
21 Nov
Here all education institutes are closed till the 30th November, Here corona is spreading some more fast. In these I am not earning good amount here. But I visiting each and every day. For me mylot friends are more important than money
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Even here the plan to call students on volunteer basis is on hold till December end. Seems many teachers and students got infected and it had to be stopped. We are taking extra classes for doubt clarification and help to struggling students. Our work pressure has increased a bit.
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@anil02 (21658)
• India
24 Nov
@arunima25 Here students are not coming in schools, and looking in next month they will also not come to school, Here in Rajasthan situation of corona is some more serious
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
@anil02 I am really worried. This whole academic year has passed. Everyone is suffering. Especially ones in professional courses and those who need practical exposure to learn. Nothing is clear.
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@shubhu3 (36703)
• New Delhi, India
22 Nov
Too much work. Have rest in between.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
I am doing that. Just doing with what needs to be done on priority basis and staying relaxed. Overworking and stress doesn't work for me.
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@shubhu3 (36703)
• New Delhi, India
24 Nov
@arunima25 Same here. Have a peaceful sleep.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
@shubhu3 Good night. I am here all tucked in my bed
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
21 Nov
I have reached minimum payout. So maybe I'll get my first payment here (and it would stay in my PayPal account for months). I hope everything goes well for you
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Congratulations!! On your first pay out. It must be real special feeling.
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
24 Nov
@arunima25 yeah, at first I thought it was impossible. But I am glad I could do it.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
@Cheyee Well, it's very much possible. People make really good money here. I have seen posts where they claim to make 40_70 dollars per month. But then you have to spend a lot of time here
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• Philippines
22 Nov
I won't be able to make it this month but it's okay.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Well, there is always a next month. The wonderful friends here and interaction with them matters a lot to me. Earnings are like extra icing on cake
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• Philippines
24 Nov
@arunima25 True that! Take care, dear.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
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@Shiva49 (17581)
• Singapore
22 Nov
2020 has been a year that upended our plans but we need to catch up especially for the sake of children. We need to make adjustments at the home front too despite the virus having its stranglehold on us and our activities. Good that you still find time for myLotting but this is after all a place to relax. If I am consistent I can make the payout every two months and I am comfortable with that. Good job by a budding artist.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
When this picture popped up it refreshed a loving memory of this session with this extra active and talkative child. . I had totally forgotten about it and phew!! It's been four years. He must be so grown now. I earn anything between 3 cents ( that's been my lowest) and $17 ( my highest earnings here) in a monthOn an average I have got minimum payout each month. It's the interaction here with wonderful friends that counts She has come back to work. All precautions are in place and we are too strict about social distancing. I am relieved a lot. Though I am not allowing her enter kitchen and wash dishes, she is a big help with so many chores around the house.
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@Shiva49 (17581)
• Singapore
24 Nov
@arunima25 I have memories of children who are now grandparents! A couple of years ago, I met our friends who were our neighbors right after we got married. We were very close to them during the couple of years and then we moved apart. One of the daughters, now settled in the US, could remember how I used to play and entertain them in great detail and that jogged my memory of those days. She was all of seven years old at that time and that was over forty years ago! I understand a few make over a dollar a day here but that would be work for me! I come here to relax anyway. I am in India now and still wary about letting outsiders into our place though at times I cannot help it. This virus does play hide and seek with us and no amount of precautions are too much.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
@Shiva49 It's beautiful to go down the memory lane and enjoy the beautiful moments. And yes time flies and we realize it more when we see our babies growing so fast. I too don't want it to become like a work. A dollar a day means a whole day of time and effort. And I would not ignore the offline obligations for that. The real life is not in cyberspace but offline. I am here to relax in free time.
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@Nevena83 (55603)
• Serbia
25 Nov
Sounds like you have a lot of work to do. This month was normal for me, but I reached the minimum.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov
Yes with the academic year coming to a close and many crucial exams lining up. it becomes a crazy term for High School and teachers there. Congratulations! on reaching the payout. I am sure we still have time and you can add up more there to your bank
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@Nevena83 (55603)
• Serbia
27 Nov
@arunima25 Yes, we have a few more days and it would be nice to add more money.
@BelleStarr (55707)
• United States
24 Nov
It is good that you will have help and in a safe way, as I cleaned the bathroom this morning I was thinking I need to find someone to help.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov
I paid her salary without using her service since pandemic in March. We were managing well without her. But off late it was getting too tiring for me and now I am calling her for help with chores mainly outdoor ones and those where a social distancing can be managed. Even that much save a lot of my energy.
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@BelleStarr (55707)
• United States
16h
@arunima25 Sounds good to me.
@just4him (226989)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I hope all goes well with school to the end of the year. I hope you can get your help in for a few hours a week to help maintain your home around your busy schedule. The picture is very nice.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
My help has come back. I am so relieved. I badly needed a helping hand. All precautions are in place and we make sure we maintain social distancing. Dividing the chores is helping me save energy and time to do other things
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@just4him (226989)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
@arunima25 That's good it's working out well.
@RebeccasFarm (12853)
• Denver, Colorado
24 Nov
You too Arunima, bless you and family stay very safe.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Thank you. Hoping that we all stay safe and healthy
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• Denver, Colorado
24 Nov
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@sophie09 (32175)
• Indonesia
22 Nov
i hope you will reach the minimum for payout
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
I don't see that coming. I will shy away from a few cents but that means a bigger payout next month
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@sophie09 (32175)
• Indonesia
25 Nov
@arunima25 yay thats nice then
• United States
21 Nov
aw, what a sweet pic :) i feel fer y'all needin' the help due to yer massive work loads 'n hope this person 'grees to come, the conditions 'f such. stay safe, hon.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
With this increased work pressure, I definitely need a helping hand to not loose my sanity. Glad she came from Monday. All precautions are in place. We are strict about cleaning, sanitizing and social distancing. I am keeping kitchen cleaning and dish washing to ourselves restricting her from kitchen and dining area. But she is a big help with so many other chores around saving so much of my time and energy. Well this picture bought a smile on my face. It was a fun session with this energetic and talkative child.
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• United States
25 Nov
@arunima25 i bet such 'tis a load off yer mind, hon. so glad she came 'n 'tis helpin' out where she can. i bet so!
@shaggin (55350)
• United States
27 Nov
It stinks not reaching payout each month but when it rolls over its nice how large the amount seems.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov
Oh! Getting a double-digit in payout is always excitng I make good some months and only a few cents some months. But on average, I have got my minimum payout each monthI would consider that good enough.
@DianneN (204108)
• United States
25 Nov
My cleaning woman called and asked if I want her, yet, but my answer is no way. She is working in other homes with a mask and gloves, but I don't know if she is a carrier. Hubs helps me around the house, and with just the two of us, it is very neat and clean. So your schools run for 6 days a week???
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov
Even I kept giving her the salary but not using her service all these months since March. I did not want her to go through a money crisis. We are not letting her cross the kitchen and dining area. She does help with watering plants, terrace cleaning, hanging clothes in the sun, floor brooming and mopping and cleaning things like a fan, ceiling etc which are out of our reach. We have two floors and we make sure that social distance is there all the time. She comes by her own two-wheeler and not by public bus. SO that is safe. We have a bathroom as soon as you enter the house. She comes and washes there, sanitizes, and changes before coming in for work.. We have given her face shield and mask that she has to take a fresh one every day. Before going back she changes again to her clothes and her outside mask. Well, I badly needed a helping hand. Husband has got increased workload and so do I. Daughters also have a lot going on with their academics and other classes. I take care of cooking and ironing. We share the load of kitchen cleaning and dishes. That's good enough and tiring for me with this increases work demand. Three Saturdays in a month will be working for each teacher. We have to give 2-3 hours on Saturday till March.
@db20747 (32119)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
25 Nov
Such cute clay work. Love three year old art. I reached payout after two months.
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@arunima25 (48845)
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov
We all get such months when we have too many things on our plate and we can not make it here. This picture brought back a smile. He was a superactive, talkative and fun child. SO much full of life. He must be in Middle school now.
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