i dont have problems with men but some women who rent me to clean her house treat me badly,sometimes it was humiliated for example:one day i cleaned floor on all fours and woman sat on sofa and watched tv(it was humiliated)when i cleaned beside sofa she lied on sofa and ask me could i take her shoe to hall(i did it beacuse i dont wanna loose my job)but i dont understand why they do that?another time(somewhere else)i cleaned kitchen floor and woman came to kitchen for something and stand her shoe on my hand,it hurt(of course she apologise me later)why (some)women behaving like that??
sorry i dont agree with that. I have been in housekeeping since i was 16, i am 26. People that do the housekeeper profession get respect, or atleast should get it.. The people that hire for their homes are usually snobby and self absorbed. People that work that job are some of the most responcible caring people to take care of everyone elses needs, and she shouldnt have to get advice that says that the job isnt considered honorable, and that she should find another profession.. Maybe she likes doing it, but is tired of the woman treating her bad... I think you should find a more understanding boss to treat u better, dont find another profession,Cristianoo3344. And i am appologizing to the one above my resonse, that is ur oppinion, but you didnt need to sound insensitive. You didnt need to make her feel worse by saying that job isnt considered honorable by some people. To me, i think a strong people who do that job, dealing with the crap that goes with it deserve more respect and Cristianoo deserves to be treated better.
I'm a self-employed house cleaner and I absolutely love my job! There is a sense of satisfaction, accomplishment and pride in a job well done. I like being the "boss of me", I like determining what I will or will not do, I enjoy being able to make my own hours and still earn a respectable wage at the end of the day.
I too have had problems with some of my female clients although not to the extent that you have experienced cristianoo3344. I can tell you though if somene stood on my hand (accidental or not) I would have "fired" that client, which by the way I have done but for other reasons. Having someone step on your hand shows a sign of utmost disrespect. It shows that they either do not value your personal space, your services, or you as a person.
I've also walked out in the middle of a cleaning job because in my opinion if people are in the house making it harder to get my job done in a timely manner, or simply because I feel uncomfortable having people watch me cleaning is a very disrespectful and awkward.
Just remember, there is always someone out there waiting/looking for someone with your skills and abilities and you don't have to take anyone's crap!
It is because that these people think that these jobs are poor and dirty.And they think that those people who do this work are also dirty and poor.so,they treat you badly.If she do this again don,t fight with him and tell him that this is is bad and god will treat you badly for this bad work.And see how these people apologise with you and they never do this with you.
I'm Austalian and have been a cleaner here for a couple of years now...THIS TIME. I've done it off and on for years. I'm about to give it up after a two year stint. I've never been so badly mistreated in my whole life as when I clean. I have had other jobs and do this profession when I am desperate. I've had regular clients not pay me. I've sat outside their homes waiting for them to arrive with money, when they say they will go get the money and be back. They lie and don't turn up and leave me with no wages. I've had people think they can run a personal cleaning tab with me, and not pay me for weeks. I've had clients discontinue service, only to have me pack my car and drive all the way to the job and say they are discontinuing service. I've had unreasonable clients who don't want me to use bleach and have ordered me to clean their showers with bicarbonate soda and a toothbrush. I've had clients short change me, by not leaving enough money and "I'll fix up the balance next week" notes. I also have people who are so tight with money they continually cancel their fortnightly, weekly scheduled cleaning appointment to save on money, leaving me with no income. Then when I do clean the house is twice as dirty, but I'm getting paid the same amount of money. I've had women treat me and talk to me like dirt and been asked to do extra jobs that are not in the agreement. I've been bothered with clients personal problems. I've been forced to entertain children while trying to do my job. Babysitting is not part of the service. If your expecting your cleaner, take your children OUT! I also have been lied to about how much clients have paid previous cleaners in order to get discounts. I am extremely good at my job. I am fast, efficient and very thorough. I have actually just told my clients I am giving cleaning up and they are all surprised?!? Before Christmas I had many clients drop off because they were commencing holidays and were going to clean their own houses to save money. My prices are more than reasonable. So reasonable, I save very little, so because they cancelled before Christmas, I was left broke over Christmas. Never again, I'm over it. The industry is also made harder by immigrants that work for $10 an hour...ugh.
Oh and the creme de la creme of bad clients, was a Tupperware consultant who thought I was going to work for her weekly, and spend my income on her Tupperware. This is a woman who constantly didn't pay me and once even told me she would drop the money to my home at a certain time and never showed up. I waited 3 hours for her.
I haven't finished yet (lol). Also people that live in large 2 storey affluent houses are the WORST. They expect you to do a detailed clean in a house 3 times the size of a normal family home in 3 hours for $60. I've had these sorts of women lie to me, to get a spring clean cheap. I've had them text me and rave how happy they are with the clean only to never hear from them again.
The worst of these women that come to mind is when I had a cleaning business with a friend and we went to give a quote on a job. The couple seemed ok and had daughters, the youngest being about 6. They showed us around their house like they were being interviewed by vogue, expecting us to ohhh and ahhh at every turn. Little did they know, both myself and the woman I was working with have nice homes. She wanted to be treated like some sort of royality, but lost interest in us when she realized her house and how much she had meant nothing to us and we were just there to do our job. They were the most pompous assholes I've ever met. We did one clean for her which she said was a good job. Then we went back a second time and did exactly what we did the first time, only difference was, she went out. Her husband was working in his office the whole time and only showed himself twice to tell the children to be quiet, saying "be quiet girls I'm trying to seal a million dollar deal in here". Loud enough so myself and my coworker could hear it (what a wanker). So the youngest daughter has a school survey she has to complete and decides she's going to survey both myself and my coworker while we are trying to do our job. Not wanting to be rude and knowing she is only a child we let her do the survey. We clean the house, then leave and the kids then messed it up before the mother came home and we got abused...BY TEXT. My parting advice is, don't clean large houses, you get the same money for cleaning a 2 bed unit, and the people are a lot nicer. I gave up cleaning large houses years ago. People who have money often do so because they are tight and greedy. Never turn up to a mansion and assume your going to be paid well because it's a nice house. Often these people are mortgaged to the hilt anyway, can't afford a cleaner and shouldn't be acting like they can.
Don't be afraid in losing your job, there are a lot of jobs out there, instead be afraid of losing your self-respect. If you do, you will get used to it and will let people treated you that way. Not all women are that bad, maybe it is just a coincidence. If you are treated that way, look for another people to serve.
Whatever you do your job, do it for yourself not for the others. Your own happiness is the biggest power to win in life. Any job need respect even to put all the garbages into the can an put it in the proper place.
Good luck in your future life and be strong, they do not know how big is your precious value.
I've been cleaning for yrs, and I can honestly say that there is no shortage of folks needing us. If you get an abusive or unreasonable client, drop them! Lots of other decent folks in need that will appreciate your hard work and respect you! I practice zero tolerance to mistreatment, and consequently, have many wonderful regulars I enjoy cleaning for, and who enjoy having me!