Thursday, June 28, 2007

Fair wages

Chewymom is hiring a cleaning service to help keep her house-for-sale perfect while her family remodels their next home. A clean house is money/effort well spent for resale. The final selling price will likely reflect the cleanliness of your home, whether you do the cleaning or you pay someone else to do it for you.

Chewymom has turned this into a question of stewardship: She could hire a cheaper housekeeper, but should she?


Anonymous said...

Okay, I see your point, and it is a good one, in my case however I pay MORE to a service company to have some one come in one day a week and do the 'heavy' cleaning for me. I pay $78.00 a week for this service. I could get a person from the newspaper ads for less money. I pay more for the service company because I want someone who is bonded and insured. I have done it both ways, and this is what has worked the best for me.
I work 60-70 hours a week in my day care business, so cleaning my own house is just more than this Grandma can do sometimes. I have 2 young grandsons who live here (age 5 and 7) so this house is not an 'adult only' there are 8-10 kids here 5 days a week. So there is much dirt coming into this house. (there is also 4 dogs) Did I tell you this house gets dirty????? I believe everyone deserves a fair wage for a fair days work. I am happy to pay for it. Roxie

Indie Pereira said...

If I were going to hire someone I'd go with an individual too. Most of those services don't pay their employees very well. I'd rather eliminate the middle man and know that the person was making a fair wage.