Aug 23, 2003, 7:21 PM
Post #4 of 4
Yep, try every other day which is cada tercer día.
Another you should be aware of is a week is 8 days, not 7 and when you are speaking about something going to happen in a week, you use the 8 days. Example: ¿Cuándo regreses? En ocho días. That means if today is Saturday, he is coming back next Saturday, not Sunday. Have you noticed something here? When you count days, you count today too, not like us Americans.
Anyway, you still have me confused. Was the guy asking you if you wanted him to work for you and you were trying to tell him yes, you wanted him to work 365 days a year? Todos los días says exactly that.
You should be aware the normal work week down here is supposedly for 6 8/hour days. And wages are not by the hour but by the day. Still almost everybody knocks off early on Saturday, and the albañiles and their workers only work a half day on Saturday but still expect a full days wages.
And be sure and find out what the regulations require. Full time employees are entitiled to a lot of extra perquisites, including, if a business, a share of the profits, and don't forget aguinaldos, vacations, and a host of other items.
However, domestic employees have no power and most are treated very badly if employed by other Mexicans, although us gringos tend to overpay them.
You sound as if you are new down here. If so, have a good time and enjoy. If you have been here some time and I am wrong, forgive me, just keep on enjoying the life in Mexico. You can't really go wrong. Adios. Jerezano.