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Firstly, some nonclementure for your edification. A "Maid", as a job description is rarely seen today, especially at Lakeside. A maid is almost always a live in position, 6 days a week. Besides cleaning, a maid may assist with cooking, childcare, elderly care, a wide variety of tasks.

Who you are hiring is a cleaning lady, and there are a variety of respectful local Spanish words for this valuable and much appreciated service, none of them close to the word maid.

Secondly, the Governor of Jalisco has ordered a complete social distancing. Bringing in a cleaner twice a week is temporarily illegal. If she decided not to come in, following the Governor's edict, she still has to be paid. If you don't agree - too bad, she would win in a heartbeat if it went to Labor Tribunal in Guadalajara. So do the right thing, like the rest of us, pay her her wage even if she doesn't do the work. Don't make out that this is some sort of benelovence on your behalf, she knows, they all know, you have to pay it. This also applies to gardeners, yes, even though they work outside.

 

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On 4/26/2020 at 11:01 AM, CHILLIN said:

Firstly, some nonclementure for your edification. A "Maid", as a job description is rarely seen today, especially at Lakeside. A maid is almost always a live in position, 6 days a week. Besides cleaning, a maid may assist with cooking, childcare, elderly care, a wide variety of tasks.

Who you are hiring is a cleaning lady, and there are a variety of respectful local Spanish words for this valuable and much appreciated service, none of them close to the word maid.

Secondly, the Governor of Jalisco has ordered a complete social distancing. Bringing in a cleaner twice a week is temporarily illegal. If she decided not to come in, following the Governor's edict, she still has to be paid. If you don't agree - too bad, she would win in a heartbeat if it went to Labor Tribunal in Guadalajara. So do the right thing, like the rest of us, pay her her wage even if she doesn't do the work. Don't make out that this is some sort of benelovence on your behalf, she knows, they all know, you have to pay it. This also applies to gardeners, yes, even though they work outside.

 

It's really not important what we call our very efficient maid/cleaning lady/housekeeper except to you apparently. We  asked her what she wanted to do and that's what we're doing and there is no law or edict by our governor against what we are doing except in your own mind. You would be better served typing  about your seed and gardening and fetish for making everything industrial like dumplings and even art-eh!

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