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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Tuesday, 25th September 2012

    Hi Tayler

    could you please confirm Emma's working arrangements? Has she returned to work for Ian & Adam since taking maternity leave and if not, why not?

    Who cleans The Bull, and do Lilian & Matt not have cleaner or Jenny? Surely there are plenty of similar jobs for Emma to which she could take Keira.

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by Dinah Shore (U14984316) on Tuesday, 25th September 2012

    Matt dismissed the cleaner before he was jailed, during the time Lilian left him (he also dismissed the gardener|).

    Jenny has a cleaner, Polly, who bravely took on Brookfield when Emma was pregnant,. She needs special cleaning stuff, only available from Felpersham.

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Tuesday, 25th September 2012

    what about Adam & Ian though? I'm surprised she hasn't returned to "do" for them & it's not like they can't really afford her.

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  • Message 4

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    Posted by Tayler Cresswell - Host (U14232848) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    what about Adam & Ian though? I'm surprised she hasn't returned to "do" for them & it's not like they can't really afford her. 
    Hi Dee

    I'm not sure about that, so I'll see what I can find out

    Tayler

  • Message 5

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    Posted by Tayler Cresswell - Host (U14232848) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    Hi Dee

    Emma gave up her cleaning job for Adam and Ian in 2009. We haven’t broadcast the exact number of hours she works at Brookfield.

    So she only cleans at Brookfield and has the odd (unexpected) shift at Lower Loxley.

    That's alongside looking after two small children.

    Tayler

  • Message 6

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    Thanks Tayler

    Didn't realise that she gave up I&A's job that long ago. They don't have a cleaner now? If I was Em, I would have asked if they might want a couple of days a week again.

    George is at school all day, Emma could look for other cleaning or similar opportunities where they wouldn't mind her taking Keira along. Or she would be eligible for Surestart or Nuresery Education Funding or similar.

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by Garde_Champetre (U14354428) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    Emma gave up working at A&I's some time ago. She was finding that she was unable to cope with both childcare and working several jobs. She talked it over with Ed (or alternatively, she told Ed that they'd have to lump it).

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    Part time at Brookfield and a couple of hours 2 or 3 times a week at Ian & Adam's shouldn't be too taxing even with Keira surely? I can't see I&A being that untidy or slovenly. Ian would keep a clean kitchen & neither strike me as slobs. Emma is young and fit and in good health, no reason why she can't do a few extra hours somewhere local.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Garde_Champetre (U14354428) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    Why would you rather believe in some sort of made up Emma which exists in your head, than the actual Emma who talks in TA, and tells us that she's struggling to cope with work and childcare?

    Obviously, you're much more capable than Emma, and wouldn't have any of the problems she has.

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Buntysdaughter (U7084475) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    That's a bit strong, Garde-Champetre ! Dee was making quite sound points.

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by Garde_Champetre (U14354428) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    That's a bit strong, Garde-Champetre ! Dee was making quite sound points.  I'm not trying to change your opinion. Mine is different.

    Emma expressed her views on air quite clearly before stopping work at Adam and Ian's. You don't have to agree with it. But you do have to accept that it happened.

    Why someone would want to refuse to accept that, and instead would rather keep on wondering why Emma doesn't do what they themselves would do, with the plain implication that Emma is feckless and the other person is wonderful, is beyond me.

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    the plain implication that Emma is feckless 

    and lacking morals.

    Yep. That's Emma.

    And stupid.

    Has Gawg given up Karate yet?

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Mieteka (U14938651) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    Now that times are hard for them, why doesn't Emma approach someone like Christine, who is getting on and would probably appreciate someone to help her do things like change the bed, clean the windows, scrub the bath etc? I'm sure she wouldn't mind if Keira came along too. And what about Jill? She's another elderly lady living by herself who could probably do with a hand for a couple of hours a week.

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Tuesday, 16th October 2012

    Emma expressed her views on air quite clearly before stopping work at Adam and Ian's. You don't have to agree with it. But you do have to accept that it happened.  I'm afraid that I don't accept it, because I have no recollection of her ceasing to work at Honeysuckle Cottage being mentioned on any of the three days in 2009 on which Emma spoke. I don't remember any mention of anything to do with work except for her stopping work at Jaxx in order to start at the Orangery, which was mentioned in April when Ed went to scrounge a final cup of free coffee at Jaxx the week before she left. That was the first time she had spoken that year. Her most recent appearance before that had been on 23rd September 2008, and she didn't mention work at Honeysuckle Cottage then.

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Thursday, 18th October 2012

    She managed taking George with her when she was cleaning Honeysuckle. Is Kiera so different in nature? Obviously it's difficult in the school holidays when goerge is around too but I'm sure she could work something out with other mothers or even get William to have him. Except that Ed doesn't want George to spend any more time with his father than the minimal.

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by barwick_green (U2668006) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Now that times are hard for them, why doesn't Emma approach someone like Christine, who is getting on and would probably appreciate someone to help her do things like change the bed, clean the windows, scrub the bath etc? I'm sure she wouldn't mind if Keira came along too. And what about Jill? She's another elderly lady living by herself who could probably do with a hand for a couple of hours a week.  Why doesn't Emmur put a postcard in the village shop offering her services as a cleaner? (Her mum would make sure it was prominently displayed). Given that Emmur took Jaw-Gee with her when she used to 'do' at Ian and Adam's so Keira shouldn't be a problem.

    Working from home she could offer to do ironing for the many busy Ambridge commuters who work in Birmingham, etc or take a serious look at becoming a registered childminder?

    It seems to me that rather than finding more work and easing her financial problems she'd prefer to watch Jeremy Kyle ion her slipper and dressing gown and reading the passed on copies on Heat. TV Thick and OK and prefer to whinge about her lot.

    Ed should also look at his business plan and financial prospects and consider doing something different. There seems to be no future in what he is doing and getting out of dairy farming might prevent throwing good money after bad.

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Susan took in ironing at one time because the Carters were struggling financially. Emma ought to remember it: she apologised for it whenever anyone went round. Excuse the mess, she would say. Not tidy up, naturally, but apologise for her mother.

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