20 responses to 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women
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    kalrose v.
    Comment on wonderful people (September 18th, 2015 at 07:56)

    wonderful people

    Amish women have alot to do at home&around the community, I really love their way of life&I wish I could of joined the church&/or their community.I hate this day&age were living in&I’m so willing to give up all modern conveniences. (I surely can do with out)anyway most women today are lazy&don’t do anything.Amish women&the people are wonderful&hard workers&appreciate the little they have (plain is great)&Having God&prayer.I will always have respect for amish people.

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    Ted
    Comment on How much does the average Amish School Teacher make per year? (September 18th, 2015 at 08:04)

    How much does the average Amish School Teacher make per year?

    I was wondering what the average Amish woman makes per hour at jobs for the Amish and for the English?
    I especially would like to know how much the Amish School Teachers make per School Year both woman and men?

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      Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 18th, 2015 at 09:58)

      Maybe we can get some current insights from Rebecca or another teacher on this. Generally it can vary by community with wages lower in the plainer communities. Men tend to be paid comparatively more for teaching jobs, in part b/c if they have a family they are usually the main breadwinner.

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        Kate
        Comment on Where's Mark? (September 18th, 2015 at 10:17)

        Where's Mark?

        Mark, you wrote you used to teach school. Do you care to share your input on this one? I’d be interested in knowing how teacher’s wages compare male to female.

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        Ted
        Comment on Teachers salaries (September 18th, 2015 at 14:51)

        Teachers salaries

        I found an article from Pathway Publishing saying teachers salaries varied but they usually averaged $25.00 per day can anyone confirm that.

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          Amish-girl Rebecca
          Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 19th, 2015 at 12:14)

          Much more than that nowadays, anyway here.

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      Amish-girl Rebecca
      Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 19th, 2015 at 12:11)

      We usually get paid per month and it varies a lot from community to community or even school to school and we usually don’t make it public knowledge even among ourselves. The price is agreed upon before you promise to teach, but you most definitely don’t teach for the money.

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        Michael
        Comment on Looking for an Elderly Caretaker for Mother. (April 17th, 2017 at 13:29)

        Looking for an Elderly Caretaker for Mother.

        Rebecca,

        We are located in Columbus, Ohio and are looking for a caretaker for my elderly Mother as a possible option to a nursing home. My Mother had a stroke in 2013 but can do nearly everything for herself but can be unsteady and. She loves company, to make quilts and sew but is unable to do the fine quilting anymore. We are looking for some suggestions as to who we might be able to contact if you know the Ohio Area. The house is very nice and simple in a safe, good area of town. Please point me in the correct direction.

        Thanks,

        Michael

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      Amish-girl Rebecca
      Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 19th, 2015 at 12:28)

      On wages for other jobs: I only have part-time summer jobs, so I normally don’t make as much as I would with a full-time job. $9.00 to 11.00 is common for my summer jobs. To clean house I got $50, but that only took me half a day. To mow an Amish single lady’s yard I got $15 -$20. If you work somewhere for a couple years and do a good job you can make more, but money isn’t everything.

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        Barbara Holton
        Comment on absolutely correct! (September 22nd, 2015 at 13:34)

        absolutely correct!

        Money isn’t everything as you said. I’ve changed jobs in the past to make more money and regretted it!

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    Terry from Wisc
    Comment on Rug weaving (September 18th, 2015 at 08:04)

    Rug weaving

    I have purchased woven rag rugs from two sisters for years. One is single and has her shop next door to the “big house” and cares for her aging parents. If she isn’t in the store when you walk in, you browse until she notices a car parked out front and will run over to wait on you.

    The married sister doesn’t advertise or have a store, but rather word of mouth and you go in the house and look at her rugs for sale. It depends on what time of year it is and how busy she is with her family duties, whether she has had the time to weave rugs. It’s a hit and miss thing. Because we are not strangers at either place sometimes all we’ve purchased is conversation!

    The last time we were at the store was kind of a sappy visit when Katie talked about the condition of her aging father. We’re not just old customers, but rather old friends after all these years of stopping in to shop and visit.

    Next Sat we’re going Amishing as we call it, and will make our usual stops at the bakery, bulk food store, rug shop, ? furniture store, ? the cheese house, a quick stop to buy eggs and end up at friends for coffee and goodies if I have written in advance when we’ll be there. :)

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    Colleen
    Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 18th, 2015 at 11:50)

    The link did not work

    If you’re interested in the subject, Beth Grabill wrote a doctoral dissertation on female Old Order entrepreneurs in Lancaster County. She notes that “the ways in which these women handle their business, family, and community roles sometimes involves extensions of traditional roles and sometimes departures from them.”

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      Emily
      Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 18th, 2015 at 13:36)

      The link to Beth Grabill’s dissertation did work for me–I’m using Google Chrome. What are you using, Colleen? Could it maybe be a browser issue?

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      Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 19th, 2015 at 14:05)

      Colleen did you get it to work? Here’s the url you can paste in your browser if you still can’t click through:

      http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/handle/1903/9245/Graybill_umd_0117E_10116.pdf;jsessionid=AEE4066361CE0D02E93BBA906FEE46BD?sequence=1

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    Tom Geist
    Comment on Only Need 1 Job Done By Amish Women... (September 18th, 2015 at 16:02)

    Only Need 1 Job Done By Amish Women...

    Amish women only do 1 job….

    That one job is the job of doing EVERYTHING!!!

    Is that meant to be a joke, yes and no. Amish women pitch in all of the time to fill the gaps of the things the Amish men can’t do or won’t do. Me thinks that English women often do the same.

    my 2 cents

    Tom in Lincoln

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    Elva Bontrager
    Comment on In the 'Olden' Days (September 18th, 2015 at 16:46)

    In the 'Olden' Days

    In a simpler time – back in the 40s – my mother had regular customers in town for her dressed geese and ducks and chickens. I remember being with her when she delivered several at the back door of a local bank. I have no idea what she charged.

    Nowadays, she’d have to have a permit, not to mention an FDA sticker, if it was allowed at all. :)

    My older sisters in the 40s worked at a ‘glove factory’ – I have no idea what they did – for their own money. I was too young and, except for babysitting neighborhood kids, never had a job while I was Amish until I was 16 and did housework for a Mennonite family up the road. They paid my parents $7.00 a week, I believe.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 19th, 2015 at 08:33)

    A recent tour of the Jayco RV factory in Indiana revealed at least one young Amish woman at work in the cabinet shop. We didn’t go into that area, but I’d guess she might be doing finishing work. Also, a film we watched before the tour showed an Amish woman applying “Jayco” stencils to the exteriors of completed RVs.

    I wholeheartedly agree with Tom Geist, as during my 41+ years of marriage, I’ve “been there, done that”! (Over & over & over…)

    Alice Mary

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    Amish-girl Rebecca
    Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (September 19th, 2015 at 12:20)

    I have several friends in Northern, IN that work at trailer factories. Around here many Amish girls also work in the stores, Keim lumber, Weaver Leather, P Graham Dunn, besides those mentioned.

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    Valerie
    Comment on Holmes County (September 19th, 2015 at 20:29)

    Holmes County

    I see that there are many Amish young women (or older) who do the housekeeping at the hotels/motels, and there are plenty in Holmes County- seems it’s easier for them to get rides to work in busier towns and other more touristy areas like Holmes County- have seen many work in the cheese houses and bakeries as well-

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    Forest Hazel
    Comment on 5 Jobs Done By Amish Women (February 26th, 2017 at 19:08)

    Several Amish girls work in a Mennonite-owned bakery near here.

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