Monday, March 20, 2017

Please don't take my cleaning help

Its erev Pesach you scheduled your cleaning lady to come, she doesn't show up. She never missed a day and didn't call in sick. You find out another desperate yiddeneh offered her more money to come clean by her. This is not hypothetical but its actually happening again. People are paying close to $17 an hour for cleaning help taking away cleaning help from the people who have them on a steady basis. Poskim debate the issue if its Assur al pi halacha. However think of the tzaar caused on someone else who is left with no cleaning help forced to work twice as hard, is that the feeling you want going into the Pesach seder?

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  1. Capitalism... colluding to keep a lady's income low just so you can have cheap labor is very un-American. If you were scrubbing toilets to put bread on the table you would try to get the highest wages possible. If the market rate for cleaning help is higher Pesach time than you'll have to pay more to keep your help. Simple economics. No need to bring Rabbi's into it.

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    1. I am not aware of any business that pays a worker more for the same hours during a busy time of the year.

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    2. Stealing someone else's cleaning lady is simple economics??? It's nothing less than stealing and certainly a disgusting thing to do. Since you think it's perfectly fine I really hope you lose your cleaning help a few days before Pesach, it would serve you right.

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  2. That is neither the question nor the point being raised here. The thane his not on the cleaning lady who is lured by more money. Tge taaneh is on the yiddishe lady who is selfish enough AND low enough to stoop to luring someone else's cleaning help away. And please don't go on about being Dan lkaf zchus etc because anyone who is offering more than $12/hour knows full well and without a doubt that they are luring someone's help away.

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  3. Its a matter of supply and demand. Just like u pay more and more every year for food when it comes yomtov especially pesach. I dont see u complaining. Is it because you rely on food stamps? Maybe, maybe not. Many dont have food stamps and hud. So consider yourself lucky if you do and stop complaining.

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    1. Your analogy makes no sense. Seasonal businesses charge a higher profit margin, because they have a shorter period of time to recoup their investments and make their money.

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  5. I make up with my cleaning lady a schedule, and then I call two days before and let her know if she skips off, she shouldn't bother coming back after Pesach.

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  6. I say think of the happiness caused on someone else who worked like a dog before pesach but at least once a year has a little extra to provide her children things that you take for granted. Isn't that the feeling you want going into the Pesach seder?

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  7. @4:22 wow! What irrefutable logic.

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  8. New cleaning lady chat
    https://chat.whatsapp.com/6Yvhxw0YoMs5EJ2gqgl4QK

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  9. @ 5:32 who's also 1:31: if you're too stupid to figure it out on your own then 2:52 spells it out for you.

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