Tried doing my bit for Broken Brexit Britain today and failed... Tried doing my bit for Broken Brexit Britain today and failed...
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    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 - That's £33p/h for cleaning turned down.

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

    Our search continues...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    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 - That's £33p/h for cleaning turned down.

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

    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.

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    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    +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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    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?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    £100 was offered and was turned down, she said it was not enough - 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.

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