A lady to her husband: Avoid giving too many clothes for laundry.
Husband: What happened?
Wife: The maid won’t be coming for work for a couple of days.
Wife: She’s going to see her granddaughter over to her daughters place over the Ganesh Chaturthi holidays.
Husband: Alright, I’ll keep that in mind.
Wife: Before I forget, how about we offer her a festive bonus? Rs. 500?
Husband: But why? Diwali is around the corner, why don’t we just give her the money then?
Wife: Oh, no… She’s a poor lady, works as a domestic help. She’s going to see her daughter. With her meagre income, how would she be able to enjoy a good holiday? Poor thing!
Husband: There you go! Getting overly sentimental again!
Wife: Don’t worry about the money; let’s cancel our plan for pizza for dinner tonight. No point wasting money over eight slices of stale bread.
Husband: Great! So now we have to give up on our pizza night so the maid can get a bonus?! Three days later, when the maid is back at work, the lady’s husband asked her.
Husband: So, how was your holiday?
Maid: It was wonderful, sir. Didi had given me 500 as a festive bonus that added to the joy.
Husband: I heard you went over to your daughters place. Met your granddaughter?
Maid: Yes, sir. I had such a great time. We spent 500, all of it in just two days.
Husband: What did you buy with that money?
Maid: I bought my granddaughter a shirt for Rs. 150 and a doll for Rs. 40, sweets for my daughter and to offer at the temple for Rs. 50, each, spent Rs. 60 on the rent, bought my daughter bangles for Rs. 25, and a nice belt for my son in law for Rs. 50. We spent the rest of the money buying notebooks and stationery for my granddaughter.
Husband: All that for Rs. 500?
In a shocked state he started thinking and seeing pizza in his head.
Each piece of the pizza started buzzing in his head. He started comparing the pizza’s price with the maid’s festive expenses over her family.
He started imagining each piece of the pizza as different things she bought for her family like kids dress, sweets, rent, the bangles she bought, the belt she bought for her son in law, the books and pencil she bought.
He had only imagined the delicious part of the pizza, he had never thought of the other plain and dry part of it and today because of his maid he could understand the other part of the coin or the pizza. A simple 8 pieced pizza taught some reality of life.
This incident made him realize the meaning of “Spending to live not live to spend”.
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Leapforce, is a US based company that provides work at home opportunities across the globe. They mainly provides jobs that can be categorized under “Social Media Ad Rater” or ” Search engine result evaluator”. They pay $13/ hour for US citizens and $7/ hour for India. However, you are allowed to work only for an hour a day (per project). It can vary from project to project. You need to upload your resume and a scanned copy of your government issued identity proof. Based on the details you have submitted, Leapforce team will contact you back. Upon successful completion, you will be asked to provide your bank details.
You can now login to the website and apply for various projects. You will have to clear a qualification test for each projects you are applying. The more projects you enroll, the more you can earn. Exams are bit tough though. I could only clear one exam out of three I have attempted. Study materials are lengthy and I recommend spending some quality time with the materials before attempting the exam.
Current openings in leapforce can be found
PS: They prefer graduates.
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For me, this serves as a passive income. Where else can you earn 10-13K monthly just by spending 1-2 hours per day? Payments are made in the form of direct bank transfers through Western Union by 20-30th of each month.