Maid Questions

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Maid Questions

Post by Cinnamoncat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:45 am

Just out of curiosity, do people over there still hire maids?

When I lived there, we had a maid to do our shopping, cooking, cleaning. There weren't washing machines or driers, and we didn't want to go to the Asian markets every day and then deal with food prep and cooking. But enough about me.

Do you all still have maids over there?

What do you pay, and what does she (he?) do for the money you pay?

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Re: Maid Questions

Post by taabarang » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:56 am

"Do you all still have maids over there?"

Yep, in rural Cambodia it's part of a wife's job description.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by Cinnamoncat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:02 am

taabarang wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:56 am
"Do you all still have maids over there?"

Yep, in rural Cambodia it's part of a wife's job description.
Hey--I do all of our cooking and cleaning! And I'm quite alright with that. I'm a good cook, too.

But when I landed in P P in '94, it was all much too much for most of us.
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by clutchcargo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:04 am

In the province of Gilead they are called 'handmaids' and dress like this:

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'Blessed be the fruit'
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by canucklhead » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:06 am

taabarang wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:56 am
"Do you all still have maids over there?"

Yep, in rural Cambodia it's part of a wife's job description.
Phnom Penh as well!
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by IraHayes » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:38 am

We pay a live in nanny/housekeeper $200 a month. It’s an all in deal... she’s a damn good cook but he only thing she hasn’t grasped is the washing machine. So I set it going and she’ll sort it all out once it’s done.
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by pczz » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:43 am

My landlord employs one. Khmer quite often use poor relatives from the countryside. In return for maid duties they get bed and board and school. Relieves pressure on the countryfolk's budget and its cheap help. many years ago they used to be as young as 5 or 6 but I am not sure if that still happens.
I am house trained and do it all myself
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by Spigzy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:52 am

I've never had one in all my years here. All other expats I've known to have a maid have been stolen from at some point; not worth the hassle versus a bit of self-discipline.
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ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by Brody » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:10 pm

Spigzy wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:52 am
I've never had one in all my years here.
Look at Spigz, trying to seem a man of the people.

Let's put this another way. How many young, female cousins and/or other distant relatives of the wife do you have living in cramped quarters on the palace grounds scrubbing banisters, cleaning Audi floor mats, and scouring brown streaks from your Calvins?
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Re: Maid Questions

Post by Spigzy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:17 pm

Zero Chief Brody.

#ManForAllSeasons #ManOfThePeople #OccasionallyHasShowerIssuesAtHisMotel
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tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
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