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[Jul. 22nd, 2005|05:54 am]
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Um, just to have a sounding board, is it wrong for an adult child to accept payment for 40 plus hours per week spent working as a caregiver from the parents (at a fraction of what the other caregivers working for them are being paid)?

[User Picture]From: tsjafo
2005-07-22 12:11 pm (UTC)
I don't think so.
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[User Picture]From: susandennis
2005-07-22 02:03 pm (UTC)
I can see absolutely NOTHING wrong with that at all.
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[User Picture]From: saintgeorge
2005-07-22 03:49 pm (UTC)

No simple answer, sorry

It is not wrong to accept payment, if payment is understood as an honorarium or as a token of affection.

It would be wrong to accept payment if it is given a way of obtaining cheap labor.

I think the rightness or wrongness of the situation depends on your emotional relationship with your parents.
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2005-07-22 04:46 pm (UTC)
Assuming it's a matter of necessity (as I know it is for you), then no, there's nothing wrong with it.
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[User Picture]From: secanth
2005-07-24 04:27 am (UTC)
Good grief no, it isn't wrong. Mom has me for room and board, and I live in. What we do is just as hard as working at a 'regular' job, and it's much better than paying more to have a stranger take care of them. *hugs*
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