Poll: If you work at home, do you also do most of the housework?
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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 21:15
Member (2006)
German to English
www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 2, 2010

We tend to share the tasks - when I have time. I tend to spend more time with my children or cooking than cleaning (although, vacuum cleaning is also done quickly)

 

Reed James
Chile
Local time: 16:15
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
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www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 3, 2010

We have a maid at home all day from Monday to Friday, so housework is not an issue.

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:15
English to German
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www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 3, 2010

My husband has to do most of it, usually I am too busy.


Working from home - I never liked this expression. It sounds like somebody is working at the kitchen table, making a couple of bucks on the side.

Either you are working OR you are at home. Where your office is located doesn't matter.


 

Todd Field  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:15
Member (2003)
Portuguese to English
www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 3, 2010

Yes.


No better ergonomic and mental break than to stand up, do a few dishes, toss a load of laundry in the washer, maybe sweep the porch. By day’s end, I’ve translated 8 hours and done maybe 30-60 minutes of home chores, keeping the house in order, my brain fresh and avoiding eyestrain and backaches.



My wife loves me for it too, so it’s a win/win deal for everyone.icon_eek.gif)


 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:15
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 3, 2010

No way! I got in the habit of having someone come in to help 40 years ago, when I was working full-time. Living in Mexico clinched it. I haven't been able to break it the habit even though I no longer have a family. The people who have helped me out over the years have been a blessing.

 

Penelope Ausejo  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 21:15
English to Spanish
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www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 3, 2010

No, we have a maid that does the cleaning, ironing, etc.

 

lillkakan
Local time: 21:15
English to Swedish
www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 3, 2010

I live alone so I don't have much choice but to do it myself...


Not many people have maids in Sweden.


 

Alexandra Goldburt
Local time: 12:15
English to Russian
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www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 5, 2010

Yes, and I resent it! I wish I could move to a place where maids are cheap, as they are prohibitively expensive in Los Angeles...


The way I deal with house work is to do an absolute minimum necessary and not care whether my house looks like I'm competing in "Worlds worst housekeeper" context. In fact, I think I'm close to winning this context...


 

keelin feeney  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 20:15
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
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www.proz.com/polls/2824 comments Feb 10, 2010

It definitely depends on the day. I cook lunch and my partner cooks dinner so in that way, we are equal. He generally does the ironing and surface cleaning while I find a few hours once or twice a week to do a big clean, including hoovering. So I guess that we are quite 50/50.

 


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