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Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« on: April 26, 2015, 10:59:31 pm »
Do you have separate utensils and plates for the househelp?  Hubby said that it's some form of discrimination.   :-\
« Last Edit: April 26, 2015, 11:02:39 pm by sardonyx »

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 12:54:46 am »
No sis. We use the same utensils. IMHO, gagawin ko lang yan kung isa sa kanila is maysakit like sipon (pero medyo OA pa rin yun sa tingin ko) or mas malala pa dun. And somehow, I agree with your husband na parang discrimination sya at nakakasama ng loob kung ako ang house help.
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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 01:17:27 am »
unless may sarili silang kitchen.. may mga alam kasi akong mga amo na may sariling "bahay" ng helpers sa likod ng main house.

kami dito sa bahay, we use the same set of utensils, madalas ko na lang pinapa-banlian ng boiled water ang mga utentils namin. may 2x to 3x a week.

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 04:56:45 am »
The same lang sis. Sa mall nga or restaurants di natin alam kung sino na nakagamit ng mga utensils. At least sa maids mo kilala mo at healthy naman.

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 11:59:44 am »
Hi TS! yup, hiwalay utensils namin, pero kasi sa bahay namin, talagang may kanya kanya kaming gamit magkakaibang design kasi hehe kahit kami ng kapatid ko hindi nagsshare... reasonable din na maghiwalay ng gamit lalo na pag may sakit...
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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 02:49:04 pm »
Sa amin nakaseparate, not as a form of discrimation but it started nung nahuli ko yung helper ko na binabalik yung ginamit nyang baso na di nya man lang hinugasan.. Eh syempre kadiri naman yun so sinabihan ko pero paulit-ulit ginagawa.. Siguro para di na sila mapagalitan, sila na mismo nagseparate ng utensils etc nila..they have their own kitchen/dining area din kasi so convenient din for them na nandun na lahat kesa papasok pa sila sa main kitchen to get their utensils, plates etc...
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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 03:44:57 pm »
Separate.  Not due to discrimination, but practicality and hygiene issues.

I have a family kitchen, where I cook.
And I have a separate service kitchen where all cooking (not by me)  is done.  Where  the house staff of maids, drivers, etc eat, lounge, watch tv/dvd, etc.  I have 2 sets of everything so the 2 kitchens do not share anything, even potholders.  Mine are high-end, theirs -- well, mapanira sila or don't care if they damage or mis-use stuff, so cheaper means easy to replace.

Atchaka for hygiene/cleanliness.  Di Ko type yung pati driver gets a spoon from a common stash we all use. Can't be avoided -- hawak hawak na kung whatever.  Como the kitchens are separate --  sure ako our utensils are clean as can be. 

Discrimination?  Yun ba yon? It is what it is, no apology. 
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 03:51:01 pm by aquacharly »

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 03:57:45 pm »
^i agree :)  as ive said, hygiene din main reason ko, plus i have 2 young kids so no-no sa akin yung ganun na binabalik yung nagamit without washing...eeww lang, mabuti na nag-iingat kesa magkasakit pa mga anak ko no.. Plus true nga na palagi silang nakakabasag, yung helper ko nga all smiles pa when she told me na yung baso daw nila yung narinig kong bumagsak (as if sila ang bumili hehe)..ayun naubos na nila lol so i buy the cheaper ones lang din for them para di masakit sa bulsa..

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 04:13:23 pm »
Hindi discrimination yan. Hygiene yan, and personal protection na lang. Malay mo ba anong sakit meron ang maid mo, eh di nahawa pa kayo.

Sa amin they have their separate set of plates, spoons and glasses. But I buy them maganda naman na set. Hindi yung tipong ang baso nila eh yung pinaglagyan ng peanut butter. I think it is just the same as having your personal towel, bed sheets, etc. 

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 04:52:31 pm »
^right.  Pretty ones, though cheap.  Kasi you also have the responsibility of upgrading their taste, skills, manners and attitudes.   

In SM, the cheaper glasses are those from Thailand.  Flatware, those from China.  These are pretty enough, though not as pricey as the German made ones the family uses.  Cheap doesn't mean ugly nowadays.   But well, as to pricing -  It is what it is. 

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2015, 05:55:12 pm »
Nung may helper pa kami, nung una doon siya kumukuha Utensils sa amin, pero nung huli binigyan ko na ng sarili. Wala naman akong nakikitang masama kung ibukod o hindi kasi choice mo naman yon, ituring mo man kapamilya, ibang tao pa din kaya ayoko din. Di namn porki bukod ang Utensils descrimination na o masama ka na agad. Talagang ayoko lang din na share kami.

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 05:59:54 pm »
yes! sa house ng mom ko dati may sarili silang kitchen and work area. katabi ng kwarto nila.Dun sila pag hapon, they eat there they wash their utensils there. May sarili silang mga plato and kubyertos.

Even if ipamedical mo sila pagnag off yan overnight minsan kung ano nasasagap na sakit sa labas hndi kasi maingat mahilig kumain ng tuhog tuhog or kung ano sa labas. Delikado lalo na kung may bata.

Yung isa namin yaya nagbakasyon pagbalik grabe ang ubo. mag ilang weeks na hindi pa gumagaling kaya niremind ko to use her own utensils at baka mahawa ang mga bata.

may kilala kami na nahawa ang anak nya ng TB sa helper so simula nun we insisted na kailangan may sariling gamit ang nga kasambahay.

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2015, 08:20:18 pm »
My husband is very strict about this.  He is very nice with the maids, they even like him more than they like me.  But, it is what it is nga, they have their own, we have our own even though we only have 1 common kitchen as of this moment since we only live in a townhouse.

One day, when we have enough, what I want is to have a separate dirty kitchen and clean kitchen just like in my parent's home.
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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2015, 11:30:26 pm »
Para di masabi na discriminating sa mga household help eh pwede siguro gumamit na lang ng disposable utensils di ba para tipid na rin sa dishwashing soap at time and effort at economical pa. LoL
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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2015, 06:14:48 pm »
^ I don't think it's an issue for house helps that they are using separate utensils.  Understood naman na yan unless iba talaga mag isip yung maid which is sometimes the case.

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2015, 11:42:46 pm »
Para di masabi na discriminating sa mga household help eh pwede siguro gumamit na lang ng disposable utensils di ba para tipid na rin sa dishwashing soap at time and effort at economical pa. LoL

Eto napansin ko, and it irritates me.

When we have children's parties and there's a theme, di ba usually disposable ang mga cups, table cloths etc etc?
I eventually discover that the help do not throw away the cups, plates, spoons & forks as per instruction, but -  Wash, dry and bring home these disposables.  I find this a waste of time (done during party time as the disposables are collected) & a waste of water & dishwashing liquid. 

Ok yan in terms of the global  advocacy to Recycle, recycle... But yun na nga, kahit sabihin mo to THROW AWAY disposables --  there will surely be help that can't get over the waste.  Say: ok pa , sayang & recycle it --- though unmindful of the false economy thereof (time, water, d/washing liquid).  Eh pag recycle sa house natin -- hello, germs. 

So, again, it is what it is, practical hygiene & not discrimination:  enforce strict separation of utensils.
Make it simple to enforce:  physical separation and very noticeable differences in the utensils of family vs help. 

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2015, 09:40:36 pm »
Most maids know their place.  Initially, they were using plastic plates but I told them they can use the old plates I used to use when I was still living in a condo.  Ok naman, most of them won't think of it as discrimination. 
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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2015, 10:19:44 pm »
Separate, but only when we upgraded/bought new ones.  Sila na gumagamit nung dating sets, just so hindi agad maluma yung bago. Madami kasi kami sa bahay, 8 sa family, then 4 helpers plus a driver.

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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2016, 01:49:17 am »
para saakin it depends sa level ng yaman or status ng buhay.

Kung ang bahay ko ay tig 500million like the ones sa forbes, ayala haha.. Seperate utensils ay acceptable.
If my house naman is big and i am rich, yung may sariling tambayan ang maids, na may dining area sila, room at cr. Seperate utensils's fine too.
Pero kung kulob yung bahay, bungalow, townhouse, 1bedroom condo, di naman kayamanan. Isa lang ang cr ng amo at maids, ok na yung share ng utensils. hehe.
I dont know, feel ko lang na it should be that way.. 
Kaya ang helpers namin share ang utensils kasi di naman kami mayaman. Hahaha.


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Re: Separate Utensils for Househelp?
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2016, 08:27:46 am »
we separate everything na gamit for household helpers we dont know them personally what they do in life baka may sakit sila o ano.
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