The nerve of other people

United States
February 2, 2007 8:37pm CST
There is a woman who hires a friend of mine to clean her plantation style home she pays her 10 dollars a hour;now this house is beyopnd dirty like 40 and 50 loads of laundry and her children never have to clean so you can imagine the rest..... My friend got down after her surgery and hasnt been able to clean it so another friend of mine took up the cross and decided to do it for the same pay. a few weeks later she talks about the other girl awful saying she doesnt clean right and just watches the washer spin etc.... I told friend number two and she will never clean that house again she cleaned for 3 days and could barely move after doing it. well tonight the lady has the nerve to call both of them begging for someone to clean... geesh why not hire Merry Maids or heres a concept clean it your self. sorry for the rant
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16 responses
@mbarryton (1873)
• United States
3 Feb 07
first of all that was really rude on her part. shes lucky she got someone to clean that big a house with that much mess for on 10 an hr. to down them for the way they did the work well that just wasn't right. i dont blame those people for not wanting to go back
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• United States
3 Feb 07
It seems to me your friend brought it on herself. After the very first day she should have told the person who hired that the pay was ridiculous for the amount of work she had to do. Then the lady would have had some respect for her and not treated her like a slave.
• United States
3 Feb 07
I dont know the lady is rich and your right my froend should have told her how she felt but she wont and it wasnt about the money here that is decent for clenaing a house that big but the lady wants it done in one or two days when in reality it takes a week
• United States
3 Feb 07
Wow, that house must really be a mess! I wonder if she could afford to pay someone to just show up and clean for days on end? Even if someone is able to clean it, it will probably go back to a mess in a day or two. I bet if she called a professional company they would charge a flat fee (a fortune in $$) or just refuse to even deal with the mess. Maybe your friend should ask for more money if she was to return -- $15 or more an hour might make it more worthwhile for her.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Shes offering 20 a hour tonight lol and no matter what in a few dayys it is worse than it was.... I think its bad how she will talk about them and complain then call them back. now friend number one is a excellent housekeeper but honestly she just had hysterectomy and cant be cleaning that yet....
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Feb 07
Yeah I made the mistake of doing my own cleanup bussiness for awhile I only meant for light house cleaning you know sweeping , mopping, dusting, I went to this one house and the whole house was a mess and on top of things the lady kept saying your not very professional. I got mad and said you know what I don't think I am what you are looking for and I left.
@jchampany (1131)
• United States
5 Feb 07
My mother was a single mother when we were growing up. She had a lady come clean our house every two weeks. I don't know what she paid. I just know that every time it was time for the cleaning lady to come, the day before my mom would make us pick up our rooms and our house. I never used to understand this. I used to think, "isn't that what the cleaning lady is for". No she was there to do the serious cleaning, not pick up after a couple of teenagers. I understand now that we were just doing the right thing. She wasn't there to clean my rooma nd do my laundry. She was there to dust, mop, bathrooms, etc.
@weemam (13377)
5 Feb 07
years ago when I was a lot younger I took a job cleaning someones house , I was so particular and she was at the back of me leaving a mess before I got to the next job , I did this for a few weeks then gave it up , I could not stand her messing it up again before I had even left the house xx
• China
4 Feb 07
i think you are right that she is a person talking about a people in wrong way is bad,when she need a help she beggs ,great ,interesting to such a character mylink:www.freewebs.com/mylotmoney
• United States
3 Feb 07
Yea some people are lazy and dont like to clean their homes or take care of their own things or children for that matter. If she can pay someone to clean her house she probably feels like why should she have to do it but then when she has no one to do it she is stuck with a dirty house which serves her right.
@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I don't get what the problem is here, except the employer had the nerve to talk behind their backs. That was unkind and unprofessional. But, some people have disabilities that aren't obviously seen that keep them from doing house work. I am in that predicament. I have congestive heart failure , which makes me very slow. I also have arthritis and now I have a shoulder injury. I do not have a lot of money, either. Merry Maids are out of sight for me. I have found 2 housekeepers who want to work for me and they do not charge a lot, but it is sufficient for them. Msybe this lady is a slob, but maybe not.
@mnksmommy (302)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I personally like your concept of clean it yourself! No matter how big my house got I probably couldn't hire someone to clean it. It would do no good to hire someone--I would just clean up the house before they got there so they did see a dirty house...I actually like cleaning as it is theraputic for me. Anyway, this lady has really got some nerve! She'd have to up the ante before I would even consider going back! Maybe her house will get so nasty she will break down and clean it herself and have her kids help her!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I know its a hard job my cousin does it she has her own business and does it all on her own. I dont think do the laundry should be required she should be getting for that unless she is. The problem with the merry maids they dont clean the right way and people know that. If your friend was smart she should up her price.
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
It's your and should alway look clean. To leave messy for how many days would mean it's okay for you to stay in a place with an awful site. That reflects your attitude. One should not depend on others to clean your sorroundin even if you can pay.
@banta78 (4335)
• India
3 Feb 07
I feel the woman you mentioned has been exploiting both your friends by making them do loads of laundry & cleaning in couple of days when it will take weeks easily. Besides paying them peanuts. It is good that your friends that they have they realised they are being exploited and have stopped cleaning the woman's home. I don't understand why some people pile up garbage in their homes and hope the others will do dirty work like machines for peanuts. They should learn to clean their own mess.
@moneymaka (495)
• United States
3 Feb 07
i lol at the part where she called begging for someone to clean it up, jeez what a loser she is taking advantage of those people. if shes that rich to make get a big house then she should pay more for her house work,
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I used to own a small cleaning service when I was younger. You would be totally surpirsed by how some people keep their homes and their children. Filthy, nasty, dirt everywhere and unhealthful conditions. I think that when women get like that it is a shame.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Wow she is ungrateful,and she should be glad someone helped and shouldnt critize the help, she needs to call merry maids next time.