Finding employees. That’s the crap-ass thing about a good economy.
So, you know how sometimes you just have to bury your face in a pillow and give a good yell?
Here it is….
I prefer to have a housekeeper. I LOVE having a housekeeper. I pay cash, and only need someone to come in 2 or 3 hours a week usually… sometimes another hour or so but really, it’s not that big a job. Two bedrooms, two baths, 1050 square feet of home lived in by two people who are relatively clean.
Hell, they don’t even have to do dishes OR laundry, because I prefer to take care of the laundry myself, and my best friend “pays” for the food he eats when he visits by doing my dishes. I even provide all the cleaning supplies for the job.
So there you go. You would THINK, being that I’m offering $13 an hour paid in cash, that I’d have people jumping for the job.
When you work for one of those house cleaning companies, they cleaners don’t even get paid that much because most of what they make goes to the company, and what’s left is taxed.
And yet… not one person with house cleaning experience has contacted me about the job. Not one. The guy I almost hired didn’t have any experience at all in cleaning, which was a huge drawback for me because it means I’d have to -teach- it all. I don’t really have time for that, and so I really want someone who already knows how to clean a bath tub. Is that so much to ask?
I’m frustrated. I’ve had ads out there for 2 weeks now.
Back when the economy was bad, finding a housekeeper was -easy- as pie. I put the ad up and had multiple replies within hours.
[End of sulky, frustrated rant.]