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amother




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Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 5:45 pm
Following the spin off on Hungarian cleaning help, made me consider trying one out...

Where did you find your Hungarian cleaning lady?
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amother




Mistyrose
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 5:54 pm
Is no one else offended by these inquiries?
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amother




Gold
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 6:04 pm
amother [ Mistyrose ] wrote:
Is no one else offended by these inquiries?


No
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amother




Pumpkin
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 6:18 pm
amother [ Mistyrose ] wrote:
Is no one else offended by these inquiries?


Yes.
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naomi2




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 6:42 pm
What is offensive about this? She is looking to employ someone who is originally from Hungary because she heard they are good workers. What's the problem?
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amother




Pumpkin
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 6:46 pm
naomi2 wrote:
What is offensive about this? She is looking to employ someone who is originally from Hungary because she heard they are good workers. What's the problem?


It's offensive to stereotype on nationality, for good or for bad. If the good stereotypes are valid, then so are the bad ones.

Plus it's not such an amazing compliment to say a nationality are good cleaners. I wouldn't get all puffed up and proud if people said 'Ashkenazi Jews make the best cleaning ladies, where can I find one?'
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yiddishmom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 6:56 pm
amother [ Pumpkin ] wrote:
It's offensive to stereotype on nationality, for good or for bad. If the good stereotypes are valid, then so are the bad ones.

Plus it's not such an amazing compliment to say a nationality are good cleaners. I wouldn't get all puffed up and proud if people said 'Ashkenazi Jews make the best cleaning ladies, where can I find one?'


I disagree. I think it's a compliment!
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amother




Navy
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 8:45 pm
Hungarians are the best at housekeeping. Period. It doesn't matter if they're Jewish or Rastafarian. If a person of Hungarian origin wants to earn a living cleaning houses there's no shame in that. She's getting a job doing something she's great at. That probably gives her some degree of satisfaction, and a decent salary too based on what cleaning ladies charge. There are exceptions to every stereotype and I'm sure there are Hungarians who are slobs, but it's hard to find one.
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amother




Coffee
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 8:48 pm
I don't think Hungarian cleaning ladies are still around. We had one in the family for 20 years, she went back 2 years ago. Oh did she clean! She was a machine!!! Since then we did not find yet a cleaning lady that even comes close to how good she was.
Some summer camps have Hungarians but they only come to the US for the summer months.
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amother




Aqua
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 8:49 pm
My mother was born after the war in Hungary. My grandparents emigrated to America with a family of several kids.

Anyway, whenever her cleaning help doesn't show, my mom jokes that this week she had an Hungarian do the cleaning. LOL (She usually has a Polish woman or lately a Hispanic women.)
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Bubby6




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 03 2020, 9:17 pm
amother [ Aqua ] wrote:
My mother was born after the war in Hungary. My grandparents emigrated to America with a family of several kids.

Anyway, whenever her cleaning help doesn't show, my mom jokes that this week she had an Hungarian do the cleaning. LOL (She usually has a Polish woman or lately a Hispanic women.)


Lol
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