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House cleaning vent

I think I posted a few months ago about my crazy once-a-month housekeeper who "couldn't get into the house because it was locked" (even though she knows she has to push the door, not turn the knob). At that point we were thinking about getting a new housekeeper but never did because things were so hectic with the pregnancy/new baby. Well, she was supposed to come today, and my husband opened the door to let her in this morning. I was upstairs nursing Alex. By the time I got downstairs, she had left a note saying "It looked like you weren't ready for me today so I thought it would be best if we rescheduled." She knew I was upstairs and she didn't say a word to me. I'm so done with her. Seriously. There are unfolded clothes on the couch, but the place is not a huge disaster zone. It just needs cleaning. Which is what I thought she would do. I'm so angry and tired of feeling like I need to have a spotless home before the housekeeper comes over. Thanks for reading. I just needed to vent.

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Re: House cleaning vent

  • Honestly, it sounds like she doesn't want the job. 

    If I had made the effort to arrive at a job where I was going to be paid, you can bet I wouldn't find an excuse to leave.  Since you're already there, it's so much easier to do the work and earn the money.

    It's probably time to cut ties.

  • You weren't ready?  There shouldn't be much prep work needed for a housekeeper.  I'd say definitely start looking for someone willing to work.
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  • I spent the morning trying to locate some possibilities. I've called 2 people from craigslist and a local cleaning service so far. Hopefully the estimates aren't too high. We really need the help!

    Now I need to figure out how to fire our current cleaning lady. Suggestions?

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  • Fire her.

    I pick up the house before my housekeeper comes and she always comments that I am the only client that does it. Most people have houses that look lived in. You can find someone better.

  • She needs to be fired. As for how... call her (or have DH) do it and just tell her her services are no longer needed. 
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    Lucy Elizabeth 10.27.12
  • image mamie329:
    She needs to be fired. As for how... call her (or have DH) do it and just tell her her services are no longer needed. 

    I'll probably ask DH to do it. Confrontation like this scares me. But then again, she never answers her phone so he'll probably have to leave voicemail anyway.

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  • image vhcoleman09:

    Now I need to figure out how to fire our current cleaning lady. Suggestions?

    You could be direct: "With a new baby in the house, we really need someone we can depend on to clean the house at our agreed upon dates.  Our current situation just isn't working out."

    or you could lie:  "Finances are tight, and we cannot afford to have a housekeeper any longer.  Thank you for your services."

  • image stephriz:
    image vhcoleman09:

    Now I need to figure out how to fire our current cleaning lady. Suggestions?

    You could be direct: "With a new baby in the house, we really need someone we can depend on to clean the house at our agreed upon dates.  Our current situation just isn't working out."

    or you could lie:  "Finances are tight, and we cannot afford to have a housekeeper any longer.  Thank you for your services."

     

    I like these 2 scenarios, plus I would have DH do it as well. How annoying. Hopefully you'll find someone who wants the job soon.

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