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#2230460 - 03/14/12 10:59 AM Re: The thread continues... [Re: whatisis]
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There's nothing like that love!

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#2230466 - 03/14/12 11:13 AM Re: The thread continues... [Re: gabbysmom23]
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That is sweet what she said.

But her employers sound like Slave Drivers - that is ridiculous! We have labour laws in Canada.

I'm glad you don't think you are "in Love" yet. It does take time to sort out the feelings. It is so hard not to "Fall" when we have been without that kind of love for so long. But important to know the difference.

I'm glad it continues to go well for both of you. Taking things slowly is good but I think you are both more than ready for a kiss.

Barb

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#2230486 - 03/14/12 11:52 AM Re: The thread continues... [Re: SunFunOne]
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Curious question, are her employers Philippinos?

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#2230496 - 03/14/12 12:24 PM Re: The thread continues... [Re: gabbysmom23]
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Originally Posted By: gabbysmom23
Curious question, are her employers Philippinos?


Nope.
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#2230498 - 03/14/12 12:28 PM Re: The thread continues... [Re: whatisis]
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...and yes Barb, she can say the sweetest things indeed. She makes me feel cared about and valued. On the weekend I was telling her that my apartment was an oven at 78 degrees F. She asked what I was cooking and I replied "me" She said "Mmm, sounds tasty. Can I have a piece?" Yes, she can flirt lol!
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#2230583 - 03/14/12 03:41 PM Re: The thread continues... [Re: whatisis]
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Btw Barb, here are the labour laws as applied to foreign live-in care givers:

"Generally, you cannot be required to work more than 8 hours a day or your regular daily work schedule (if more than 8 hours). For you to work more than the daily limit, your employer must have your written agreement.

Generally, you cannot be required to work more than 48 hours a week. For you to work more than 48 hours in a week, your employer must have your written agreement and an approval from the Ministry of Labour."

SDA Lady works 78 hours per week. Each caregiver signs a contract outlining the expected and agreed upon hours of work. Women coming directly from overseas e.g. Philippines will agree to pretty much anything to get into the country. After their 2 year caregiver contract is over they quit and find better employment because they have open work permits by then. My guess is that the employer just tells the ministry of labour that the employee has off time during the day when the kids are napping or some such nonsense. It isn't an easy life for these ladies but Mom living this life is what put SDA Lady's daughter through college in the Philippines. She worked previously in Hong Kong for nine years and the norm there, and here, is six days of work per week. Fun stuff...oh, and I read that the money these lady's send home makes up 10% of the Philippines GDP, accounts for 75% of big ticket items sold and gives the country lots of foreign currency. The government encourages ladies to work overseas. Nice, eh.
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#2230643 - 03/14/12 06:57 PM Re: The thread continues... [Re: whatisis]
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Hooray! I just bought Raptor tickets for SDA Lady and I for Sunday April 1. They cost me $12.50 each. She loves basketball and will be thrilled when I tell her. I tried to get tickets once before and the only seats left were in the hundreds of dollars so forget that! We're also going to the Blue Jays game on Sunday April 15. We're such jocks!
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#2230661 - 03/14/12 08:41 PM Re: The thread continues... [Re: whatisis]
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Wow - that's a good price! My son used to do the audio for the Raptors & the Leafs at the ACC. He was just filling in for someone who was off for a while but he would sure love to get in there full time. Enjoy celebrating MY anniversary! Yes - April Fool's Day will be the 8th anniversary of my first date with Josh!

2 sporting events in one week? Whose idea? Are you going to the National Ballet after that - you know - in fairness?

Barb

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#2230664 - 03/14/12 08:54 PM Re: The thread continues... [Re: SunFunOne]
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ExH and WHorether's 1st anniversary is April 1st. Gabby and I are going to see Max and Ruby Live, also $12.50 a ticket. I know, you're jealous.

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#2230669 - 03/14/12 09:31 PM Re: The thread continues... [Re: gabbysmom23]
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Wow - April 1 is coming up fast. Bet we don't even have plans. But I do know this - I will be HOME by then!

Barb

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