I am working my own little business.
Cleaning homes - 20.00$ an hour.
No if's and's or butt's about it.
That is the price.
I have one client whom I have held on to simply to keep the time slot open.. and to keep that little bit of income..
but oh holy hell.
First of all she was my very first client. I was broke.. she needed work.. so I struck a deal.
I give her 3 hours worth of work for 35 bucks.
YUP.. done screwed myself there.
But, it was so i could - have the income - have a current working referrance- and start practicing.
I have to clean her entire home ( an apartment..) in 3 hours..
because that is what she pays for
i sometimes end up staying an extra half hour just to finish . But , I promised that if it was on the list of things to do, i wouldnt charge the last 20 minutes or so it took me to get everything completed..
just trying to be a nice service woman
screwed my self there too..
i cook a meal while I am there.
I iron laundry, wich i told her from the begining that isnt something I do.
she showed me 2 things at the start that she asked.. if I had time... would i mind.. not a necessity, but she had a meeting and it would have been a great help
I am now expected to iron too.. every visit.
Her dog tore up her carpet..
she tried to make ME pay for it saying it wasnt possible her dog did it. .. .
she asks for a discount for christmas
she asks for a free hour to help with christmas cleaning
she asks for more tasks to be taken on in an already tight time schedule with no intention of paying for the over time because she thinks it should just be one big cleaning package and not hourly work.
she expects deep professional cleaning for 35 dollars, when i have made it clear that i am NOT a professional, im just a ' helper'.
she thinks 35.00 is bouncing her budget and could be lowered some..
she thinks i should be willing to clean anything and everything despite the peramiters I set for this job..
she thinks her house isnt that hard to clean (
I THINK- i need to get another customer..
tell me where you can find an entire house clean + meal cooked for