Traditionally, the women and daughters of the families have been in charge of all those tasks related to the maintenance of the house and the care of its inhabitants, although not all in the same way and not all in exchange for a salary. Those who could allow, they were in charge of coordinating the household employees that they had at their service (the wealthier came to have a whole arsenal of employees). The rest of the women at least took care of domestic tasks in their own home, but in many times also in other people's houses, in those more fortunate than could hire them. They could hire them full time as interns or just for hours to perform specific tasks such as ironing or washing clothes.