I’ve decided to use this week to get through some of the controversial issues I see on other blogs. I’m simply going to post my opinions and see what you think.
Today’s Topic: Outsourcing / Hiring Help
The comments to this post at Get Rich Slowly were the proverbial “straw” that motivated me to start this blog.
If you haven’t read the post or don’t have time, it boils down this; a 26 year old that sold a company for a million dollars felt a little lost in her “early retirement”. She wasn’t as happy as she thought she’d be until she discovered outsourcing. She hired a personal assistant, a housekeeper, a personal chef, and two foreign virtual assistants so she could do fun stuff and start a new business.
As you can guess, people went nuts for a variety of reasons. I honed in on all the commenters that had a freaking cow about having a housekeeper or a personal chef. As someone who happily has a housekeeper, a lawn service, and a CPA, I was offended. Then I was curious.
Why not hire a housekeeper?
I got a response that blew my mind; by not doing my own housework, I’m not taking responsibility for my home. What?!
Take it from me; it would be more irresponsible to depend on my husband or me to keep the house up to standards (well, maybe low standards…). Sorry, house, I love you, but I hate cleaning. Sorry, yard, you’re cool and all, but I’m never going to weed you.
As the name of my blog states, I have no problem budgeting in the fun stuff. This includes budgeting in for the not fun stuff. I choose to spend as much time possible on the things that I love...family time, hanging out with friends, and blogging. :-)
Okay, now that I’ve vented, what say you? Why do you outsource? Why don’t you?
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