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I can’t understand why anyone would be so rude, @Provence.
For a start HOs don’t hire sitters, we exchange the use of our home for the kindness of a person or couple willing to live there and look after our pets.
It takes only a very short time to reply to everyone, not that I’ve ever had 50 replies. It’s often hard to decide, but it’s not hard to be polite.

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Piper, I am the one who chose the word “hire” (quote quote) She did not use the term herself.
As an owner I don’t consider I “hire” anybody. As a sitter either.
I would use the verbs “retenir” better than “engager” in french.
Subtility.

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Thank you for making that clear to me, @Provence. Yes, there is a big difference in the two French verbs. I think retenir in this context would best translate as choose. Not word for word exact but a polite usage.

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Where are you in France Piper ?

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The Vienne, near St-Savin-sur-Gartempe. AKA the middle of nowhere

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Long way for a drink…

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