February 10, 2011 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #594917TheGoqParticipant
how much?February 10, 2011 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #739714600 Kilo BearMember
A dollar a day. She doesn’t like it? Of course she doesn’t but she gets very scared when I utter the magic segula handed down by Reb Chenek’l Otisviller….”IMMIGRATION”…and it makes her run for her life before she even gets her dollar :))))).
Actually IIRC I paid about $7.50 an hour in Brooklyn and I don’t think it has gone up much.February 10, 2011 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #739715smartcookieMember
7.50 is way below average.
They take $10 in brooklyn today, and I heard of some that already take more than that 🙁February 10, 2011 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #739716chanabMember
7.50?! You guys get ’em cheap!! My The going rate where I live is 12 – and that’s for the new ones!!February 10, 2011 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #739717cherrybimParticipant
It depends, how is her cholent?February 10, 2011 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #739718AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
Does she have any free days available? I’m paying $10/hr!!!
(Or maybe your wife hasn’t told you what she REALLY pays???)February 10, 2011 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #739719doodle jumpParticipant
$10.00 an hour.February 10, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #739720bptParticipant
Well, since I’m married to my “cleaning woman” (and she’s also the mother of my children), what I “pay” is a whole lot more than the going rate.
Then again, I help her, and try to treat her like a person, as opposed to an employee. Come to think of it, I treat her like a partner.
Still, if you’d rather have a stranger poking around your house….February 10, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #739721to really smileMember
bpt – i totally predicted your response!February 10, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #739722anonymrsParticipant
i pay 10. a while ago i was looking for a new cleaning lady, so i posted an ad on one of the local lists, and someone responded to me that for that price i was going to get someone not very good, and if i want someone good i need to be willing to pay at least 14.February 10, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #739723geshmocksterMember
BPT: I’m glad, I’m not your wife! LOL!February 10, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #739724bptParticipant
“totally predicted your response!”
I was going to say something else, but the Mods would have my head.
“I’m glad, I’m not your wife”
Seeing as she gets a 10 hour headstart on me each day, if she wanted to run, she could be across the globe by the time I got home.
She (like me) stays because its worth staying for. Uh oh, 6:07… gotta run!February 10, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #739725not tellingMember
My mother pays $10 an hour. I think that’s the usual going rate here.February 11, 2011 12:41 am at 12:41 am #739726i am hereMember
I rather do the work myself but sometimes one needs the extra help. pay $10 an hourFebruary 11, 2011 1:10 am at 1:10 am #739727ontheballMember
$10.00 an hrFebruary 11, 2011 2:19 am at 2:19 am #739728
i would love a cleaning lady but for some odd reason my husband does the ichy stuff i hate. B”H for husbands! when pesach comes im getting one. the other day my husband tells me that at the beginning of march I wont be allowed to eat in our room anymore because hes going to clean it. i said thats wayyyyy before purim and we can wait till the end of march lol!February 11, 2011 5:23 am at 5:23 am #739729s2021Member
lol yogi- shhh! dont advertise! someone might cum one night and try to kidnap ur husband!! 🙂February 11, 2011 7:03 am at 7:03 am #739730real-briskerMember
Do you suspect your cleaning lady is stealing things?February 11, 2011 7:52 am at 7:52 am #739731PosterMember
40 shekel an hourFebruary 11, 2011 9:00 am at 9:00 am #739732ummMember
In Israel the going rate is 40 NIS, come to think of it I never heard of anyone paying more or less, that’s really the set rate.February 11, 2011 11:03 am at 11:03 am #739733fabieMember
Yes 40 shekels is the going rate.February 11, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #739734ImaofthreeParticipant
ten dollars an hour…plus five for car service one way. worth every penny!February 11, 2011 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #739735gefenParticipant
no cleaning lady here. can’t afford one, so I’m the cleaning lady. my kids do help though. my husband works long hrs but he helps when he can.
sometimes before Pesach, if i’ve saved up enough, i hire a service. talk about expensive!!!February 11, 2011 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #739736
s2021-he acame home from his shiur last night at like 1030 and only then started sweeping and mopping the floors! if anyone comes to steal him its not a problem as long as they pay him!February 11, 2011 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #739737SJSinNYCMember
$0.February 11, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #739738always hereParticipant
yogibooboo~ wow! impressive! my DH also came home from his shiur @ around 10:30 & so did NOT sweep & mop! I just did this morning (a little); our cleaning help began college & has a full time job so we’re looking for someone new, maybe her roommate. we also have a guy who comes into B’klyn from Newark (started off more as a handyman, now does everything), but he’s veryy undependable.
$10. an hr, plus transportation, & usually a tip.February 11, 2011 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #739739s2021Member
Yogiiiii!! u dont even realize how lucky u r to posess such an incredibly rare and unbelievable gift! a MAN who HELPS!!! Please appreciate it!! 🙂February 13, 2011 1:15 am at 1:15 am #739740
two words….BARUCH HASHEM!February 13, 2011 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #739741charliehallParticipant
$90/day; she usually takes 4 to 5 hours. She works for an agency which I think takes a cut.February 13, 2011 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #739742shlishiMember
that’s a lot! how many days a week do you need her?February 13, 2011 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #739743
Shouldn’t the question read “How much did you pay for your cleaning woman”?
It really is worth the investment to buy one upfront, instead of renting from someone else.February 13, 2011 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #739744
Popa! That is not funny. Slavery has existed, even in this country, and exists in many places even today. Your callousness towards their plight does not behoove you.
The concept of eved is in the torah. Don’t understand it? Neither do I. But it’s there.February 13, 2011 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #739745shlishiMember
who are you quoting? i dont see anyone saying that to you.February 13, 2011 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #739746
Now I have to defend the people who are arguing with me also?February 13, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #739747600 Kilo BearMember
$7.50 is from memory and I may be wrong – I last hired a cleaning lady in 2007 in the US and I do not know how long she worked. I may have indeed paid her what I remember paying her for fewer hours than I thought she worked.
It is time for Welfarian women to be bonded by the welfare department and forced to work as domestics if they want their benefits. Instead, we are compelled to hire illegal aliens because no American will work as a domestic in the NY area.
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