1. Yes, it's a whole new look! Have questions or need help? Please post your question in the New Forum Questions thread Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice
  2. Seeing tons of unread posts after the upgrade? See this thread for help. Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice

House Cleaners

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by napper, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. krmckee

    krmckee New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    1
    Crosswind, I am so glad you liked Sylvia. We have used her for almost 2 years now and she's never missed a day. Always on time and does a great job! It's true, you don't have to tell her what to do - they do everything!
     
  2. Hershey

    Hershey New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi, Could you tell me how much they charge for a SF? Thanks!
     
  3. MyCrosswind26

    MyCrosswind26 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    she asked for $120 and I paid her $100.
     
  4. krmckee

    krmckee New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    1
    Well, I think it depends on your needs, how big your SFH, and weekly vs. biweekly service. If bi-weekly around $100 is my guess.... more if you need a lot of detail, less if you want her to skip some areas.
     
  5. luftinarr

    luftinarr Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    6
    I just tried to call Sylvia and didn't get anywhere with her. She said her English is not good and something else that I couldn't understand. Maybe she said for me to call back or something, but if you want my business then you need to be able to communicate with me.
     
  6. krmckee

    krmckee New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    1
    Her oldest daughter speaks perfect English, maybe she asked you to call later in the day (after work) so her daughter can help translate. Too bad you are unwilling to overlook language barriers, she is a very honest and hardworking single mom of 4. If you gave her a try, you won't be dissapointed - she's good and knows what to do. You will also find that communicating with her in person will be a lot easier than over the phone.
     
  7. luftinarr

    luftinarr Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    6
    Is it too much to ask a person working in the US to speak English? I don't think so.

    However, since you are so adamant that she's that good, I will give her another try. I will call later this evening and see what happens.
     
  8. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,929
    Likes Received:
    69
    i agree that this is extremely important- for liability, for one. also for special instructions, or if there are allergies in your family. i lay out a few certain products to be used on certain surfaces (stainless, granite, etc.) even though Jacqueline of Quality Maids DOES bring her own. so if she couldn't read the packaging to know what's what, she could end up ruining something by using the wrong cleanser on it. she speaks both perfect English and Spanish, and has been the one i communicate with and is in my home when the job begins. no grey area. no misunderstandg, no problemos.

    i speak enough "spanglish" to get by and make my requests/concerns known if i am dealing with someone who speaks more spanish than english- and even enjoy the opportunity to practice it in SOME circumstances. but if the person i am considering to do important work for me- and am RESPONSIBLE for in my home- is from, say, Russia- and I don't speak a lick of it- i can't go into that contract with confidence. what if their translator isn't with them A) when i am going over contract terms or b) when they show up to do the job?

    if i am paying someone to do a job for me i don't expect to have to "overcome obstacles" just so they can work, especially when there are plenty of options out there for the same price that DON'T force me to overcome anything.

    just my 2 cents.
     

Share This Page