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Poll: Do you find that household duties interfere with your work?
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Chris S  Identity Verified
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Of course not Apr 6

That's what the staff are for.

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Ricki Farn
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My turn Apr 6

... to ask "what kind of a friggin' question is that?"

Of course my household duties interfere with my work. As does the need to tie my shoelaces or brush my hair. And my work interferes with my knitting of rainbow scarves. The day only has 24 hours on this planet, so everything interferes with everything. Huh?


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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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No, Apr 6

I used to do it on Saturday afternoons, but now I have a cleaning lady come in every second week. I pay her by the hour, and she also takes care of my laundry. Works just fine!

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Not at all Apr 6

On the contrary, many of my household chores are a welcome respite from screen time, an opportunity to stand up, move about, stretch my legs, get some fresh air and generally rest my eyeballs.

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Mair A-W (PhD)
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Chores Apr 6

Household ... duties? I quite like to tidy my house now and again, but I wouldn't call it a *duty*.

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Teresa Borges
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No, not at all! Apr 6

In general, no! I live alone, I’m very tidy and I have a cleaning lady every week. Actually, the potential interference is the other way around: work comes first than my domestic chores…

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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No Apr 6

I have a helper who comes every week. That's an expense that I have budgeted for ever since I started translating. I don't think I have used a vacuum cleaner in 40 years.

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Axelle Hawkins
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Exactly ! Apr 6

neilmac wrote:

On the contrary, many of my household chores are a welcome respite from screen time, an opportunity to stand up, move about, stretch my legs, get some fresh air and generally rest my eyeballs.


100% Agreed !


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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I am sometimes chased out of my own kitchen... Apr 6

No, chores don't disturb me. They never did much, but since my husband has retired, he has discovered the joys of cooking and brilliant new ways to hang the washing on the line, and that the frightful noisy vacuum cleaner sounds a bit like a super racing car. It soothes his withdrawal symptoms, I think, from driving 50 kilometers to work and back every day.

He used to be quite bad at mansplaining... I have just discovered it's called mandskueliggørelse in Danish. But I can pay him back and more - he asked what a transitive verb was last week!

The vacuum cleaner does interfere with my work a little, especially when my husband feels a need to clean in my workroom, but if I yell the word DEADLINE louder than the vacuum cleaner, he goes away! He doesn't miss his work, and the withdrawal symptoms about the car are wearing off.

Besides, the weather is nice now, and it is the gardening season - I'll be allowed to help freeze beans and tomatoes in a couple of months.
He's really quite good at cooking, as long as you like chillies in everything...


[Edited at 2017-04-06 12:36 GMT]


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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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yes Apr 6

Unfortunately my partner works 8.30-5 so most of the things at home are done by me... which sometimes is a problem,

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Exactly Apr 6

neilmac wrote:

On the contrary, many of my household chores are a welcome respite from screen time, an opportunity to stand up, move about, stretch my legs, get some fresh air and generally rest my eyeballs.


Looks like we're in the same boat. My wife doesn't like cooking, but I do because I see it as a chance to get away from the computer.


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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No Apr 6

Apart from the fact I am married, we share the fun of cleaning, etc. My wife cleans and I stay out of the way until she is finished:-)

No, but seriously, does shopping interfere with your work - next Poll!! Does going to the loo interfere with your work - there is another one anonymous and I have a few more on top if you want to stay anonymous


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DianeGM  Identity Verified
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Not ... Apr 6

really worth dignifying this one with an answer, is it?

I find it hard to work on a messy desk - but that's probably not what the pollster meant ...


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Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
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Sometimes Apr 6

I have a maid that comes from Monday to Friday to help us with housechores, including preparing breakfast and lunch.

I live with my mom and she always gets vistis after 4:30 p.m. when the maid has left. So, I have to prepare dinner and do the dishes. If needed, my mother calls another lady to do some special chores.


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