I know this wasn't meant to be funny but it still made me laugh because on how many times it was discussed on UB.
Mine has been back for 6 weeks , she refused to take any money while not working
Ha! Same here
We've been paying her since March not to come. I cleaned the apt myself between March and May. Went out of town, had her come clean after we left, and also asked her to clean before we come home next week. But paid regular biweekly rate the whole time. It was a lot but I just couldn't stomach the idea of her huge family that depends on her going without because I didn't feel like paying. She's an amazing cleaner and human being, been with us 10+ years.
Good to know I'm not the only one! We had ours come while we were away for two weeks, but that's it. When I figured out how much I've paid over the past six months, I needed a little kick-in-the-pants reminder that it's still the right thing to do. Thank you!
I was until 2 weeks ago she told us she was retiring and moving to florida where her family lives . I do not begrudge her this in the least but it was right around the time i was feeling that i would be OK with her coming back! so now I need to find someone new or a service.
Ours just came back last week! We had been paying her up til now.
I am going to have her come and clean once we are back though. She's cleaning for a bunch of other clients so it doesn't feel inappropriate. We will do our best to be out of the house while she's there. I don't know how, since there's no where to go, but we'll try.