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scooterscot
28th August 2017, 13:14
The cleaner who looks after my Edinburgh pad is returning to Austria.. we'll miss her but understand she has to do what she has to do. So reliable and never a compliant from guests on cleanliness.

So we set about finding a replacement. 80-90Sqm apartment, interviewed a local cleaner in town. We explained it can take up to three hours with 3-6 turn arounds every month. £100 was offered and was turned down, she said it was not enough :eek: - That's £33p/h for cleaning turned down.

If this is a sign of things to come Brexit Britain is totally :throw:

Our search continues...

woohoo
28th August 2017, 13:26
The cleaner who looks after my Edinburgh pad is returning to Austria.. we'll miss her but understand she has to do what she has to do. So reliable and never a compliant from guests on cleanliness.

So we set about finding a replacement. 80-90Sqm apartment, interviewed a local cleaner in town. We explained it can take up to three hours with 3-6 turn arounds every month. £100 was offered and was turned down, she said it was not enough :eek: - That's £33p/h for cleaning turned down.

If this is a sign of things to come Brexit Britain is totally :throw:

Our search continues...

You should consider the possibility that she didn't want to work for you even for 33ph. I imagine this canny scots women sized you up as a moaning whinger from the get go.

However, things are quiet in Manchester at the moment so if you can meet my 40ph I'm willing to travel.

scooterscot
28th August 2017, 13:44
Actually she was from Englandshire, as is half of Edinburgh these days. Think it was Yorkshire she was from..and we've never met. My housekeeper arranges the interviews....

eek
28th August 2017, 13:51
You should consider the possibility that she didn't want to work for you even for 33ph. I imagine this canny scots women sized you up as a moaning whinger from the get go.

However, things are quiet in Manchester at the moment so if you can meet my 40ph I'm willing to travel.

+1 - I suspect she thought there was something dodgy going on so safer to ignore the offer rather than end up with problems later...

What is the current rate for a cleaner in Edinburgh?

woohoo
28th August 2017, 14:21
Actually she was from Englandshire, as is half of Edinburgh these days. Think it was Yorkshire she was from..and we've never met. My housekeeper arranges the interviews....

Then I would worry what your housekeeper/mum is saying about you.

Paddy
28th August 2017, 14:22
+1 - I suspect she thought there was something dodgy going on so safer to ignore the offer rather than end up with problems later...

What is the current rate for a cleaner in Edinburgh?

The uniform put her off.

http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/istock_000014170214_small.jpg?resize=1100x740

BlasterBates
28th August 2017, 15:11
UK making a mess of the negotiations (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-michel-barnier-david-davis-talks-discussions-transition-article-50-a7916936.html)

:D

PhiltheGreek
28th August 2017, 15:13
Actually she was from Englandshire, as is half of Edinburgh these days. Think it was Yorkshire she was from..and we've never met. My housekeeper arranges the interviews....

Have you let the boys from Siol nan Gaidheal know about this? Or are they still staking out some godforsaken farmhouse somewhere? :laugh

If she was from Yorkshire you should have offered her something she might value. Like a new flat cap/some whippet feed. Or a train ticket home.

woohoo
28th August 2017, 15:30
UK making a mess of the negotiations (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-michel-barnier-david-davis-talks-discussions-transition-article-50-a7916936.html)

:D

Of course the eu is going to put this propaganda out. Have you read anything about how they handled Greece. The EU are not the good guys.

GJABS
28th August 2017, 15:31
£100 was offered and was turned down, she said it was not enough :eek: - That's £33p/h for cleaning turned down.



Supply vs demand innit.
Had she given any indication of her rate before attending the interview? It's one of the first things Agents tend to ask us.

shaunbhoy
28th August 2017, 15:38
Tried doing my bit for Broken Brexit Britain today and failed...

You didn't fail. You fooked off abroad..........that is enough for most of us!!

Just make sure you never return and we'll be happy.............you dreary twunt!

:laugh

greenlake
28th August 2017, 15:42
Supply vs demand innit.
Had she given any indication of her rate before attending the interview? It's one of the first things Agents tend to ask us.

It's not just the money. The problem is that she is being offered piecemeal work on a variable schedule. Any decent cleaner who works for herself wants a guaranteed, predictable schedule, even if the hourly rate for that guarantee may be less than for a one-off job.

scooterscot
28th August 2017, 15:55
Actually the work is quite predictable and previous gal actually enjoyed the flexible hours, she was also a photographer - was actually how we met.
With a decent annual turnover managed, typically between £30-40k.. we can pick and choose who we use. We could hire a local cleaner for £15p/h but we've been more impressed by paying above market rate to get and time and time again quality finish. Our last cleaner even used the apartment when her family visited. We throw perks here and there from time to time. I'm not tight by any means but if you're demanding more before putting one day in.... sorry but that's taking the liberty.

scooterscot
28th August 2017, 20:04
It certainly works for the rest of us.

So by 'working out' you mean a collapsing currency and faltering economy - sounds like you need me back... :D

kaiser78
28th August 2017, 20:32
Actually the work is quite predictable and previous gal actually enjoyed the flexible hours, she was also a photographer - was actually how we met.
With a decent annual turnover managed, typically between £30-40k.. we can pick and choose who we use. We could hire a local cleaner for £15p/h but we've been more impressed by paying above market rate to get and time and time again quality finish. Our last cleaner even used the apartment when her family visited. We throw perks here and there from time to time. I'm not tight by any means but if you're demanding more before putting one day in.... sorry but that's taking the liberty.

Even £15 per hr for a cleaner is a hell of a lot. But willing to pay £33 per hour you must be barking mad...sorry but...

scooterscot
28th August 2017, 20:38
Even £15 per hr for a cleaner is a hell of a lot. But willing to pay £33 per hour you must be barking mad...sorry but...

It's an Edinburgh thing :p

Beside not too different for what I pay for my cleaner out here. In the past we've used a services agency but they just don't care after a short while and then it is someone different every other week. We need someone who knows the place what to look out for. That costs more and it's is worth it. It shows in the turnover.

You've got to spend a little to make a lot.

motoukenin
29th August 2017, 07:55
The cleaner who looks after my Edinburgh pad is returning to Austria.. we'll miss her but understand she has to do what she has to do. So reliable and never a compliant from guests on cleanliness.

So we set about finding a replacement. 80-90Sqm apartment, interviewed a local cleaner in town. We explained it can take up to three hours with 3-6 turn arounds every month. £100 was offered and was turned down, she said it was not enough :eek: - That's £33p/h for cleaning turned down.

If this is a sign of things to come Brexit Britain is totally :throw:

Our search continues...

I only pay 10 Euro per hour for a cleaner , ooops! forgot thats about £30 quid now anyway.

Mordac
29th August 2017, 09:16
Actually she was from Englandshire, as is half of Edinburgh these days. Think it was Yorkshire she was from..and we've never met. My housekeeper arranges the interviews....

How very Downton...

OwlHoot
29th August 2017, 10:42
.. Willing to pay £33 per hour you must be barking mad...

Did scooter mention whether this cleaner works topless?

Platypus
29th August 2017, 14:10
UK making a mess of the negotiations (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-michel-barnier-david-davis-talks-discussions-transition-article-50-a7916936.html)

:D

Independent making a mess of journalism more like. What a rag.

BlasterBates
29th August 2017, 14:14
EU slam UK for inadequate proposals (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/barnier-tells-u-k-to-focus-on-key-brexit-issues-as-time-scarce)

Gets worse

:D.