The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

June 25, 2012  
-When you’re an expat in LA, you will surely have some household help. They really love working for expats but there are some things that go on between the boss (you) and the help (them) that will really surprise you.
-How to hire a Latin gardener, maid or handyman. What to look for in the candidates and the pitfalls to avoid.
-Sometimes if you have very dependable good long term help, they’ll know they’ve got your confidence and work a subtle scheme to get their whole family into the act. Generally, there’s nothing wrong with that- they sort of become your extended family anyway and you feel more than a bit responsible for them and their family, even though you’ll never visit their neighborhood-and often wouldn’t want to either! (does that sound classist or what?)
-When you find a very good gardener or maid you sometimes have to bite your tongue and put up with a lot of petty (or not so petty) annoyances
-Now you can follow the link on the main page at to schedule a consultation with me. If you want to discuss the details of living, working, playing, doing business and/or retiring in Latin America, now you and I can talk about your situation one on one.
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