He Won’t Pay For A Housekeeper Anymore After His Wife Lost Her Job Because He Believes They’re Perfectly Capable Of Doing The Work Themselves

opolja - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

When people tragically lose their jobs, they often have to cut off unnecessary spending or stop using services they can live without. For instance, one of those services is using a housekeeper to keep your house clean.

One man recently argued with his wife because he doesn’t want to pay for the housekeeping service she’s attached to because she recently lost her job.

When they first moved in together before getting married, he and his wife had different views on housework and chores. He was fine with cleaning the house and doing chores himself, while his wife was insistent on getting a housekeeper.

His wife had grown up with housekeepers and used the same service for years. He ultimately gave in and decided to keep the service to make his wife happy. However, the housekeeper was only to clean their house once every other week, and then between cleanings, he and his wife would take care of their everyday chores.

“[In] mid-January, my wife was let go when her company downsized,” he said.

“For now, she’s working part-time in retail. We weren’t making amazing money before she was let go, but we live comfortably due to living below our means for the most part. Since her current job doesn’t pay much, I said that I would cover all of our joint expenses, [like our] mortgage, property tax, utilities, and our phones, so she doesn’t have to deplete her savings, and our savings won’t suffer as much either.”

In February, his wife was still able to pay for the housekeeping service, which costs a little under $200 a session, but the other day she approached him and asked how he’d like to pay for the next upcoming clean. His wife assumed he was ready to pay for the service, asking if he wanted to pay directly or transfer her the money for it.

“I told her neither; the housekeeping service was something she wanted and was responsible for,” he recalled.

“If she can’t afford it anymore without dropping her savings below a point she’s comfortable with, then we don’t need it. I’m not going to pay for something two able-bodied adults are perfectly capable of doing ourselves.”

opolja – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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