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Today I let 2 of my cleaning clients go because...

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AnotherNightCooking Sat 23-Mar-19 12:03:34

1) shitty message from one complaining half an hour spent scrubbing their limescale crusted shower screen wasn’t long enough.
I even take a toothbrush to get in the awkward parts. To me it was gleaming. How can I clean a 3 bed house & iron in 2 hours if 1/2 hour on the shower isn’t long enough. They were there so timed me !
& has I nicked their used cleaning cloths ? I hadn’t.
£10 ph they can scrub their own shit.

2) customer complained because I hadn’t found the shoe insoles they had asked me to look for whilst cleaning

What has made you leave a job ?

tierraJ Sat 23-Mar-19 12:08:54

I left 2 admin jobs that were basically data input because they were sooo boring.
I was getting depressed with the boredom.

Now I'm working in a hospital environment it's much better.

WitheringEyeRoll Sat 23-Mar-19 12:14:15

If they were there why didn't they mention it at the time!!!!

MrTumblesSpottyHag Sat 23-Mar-19 13:02:11

I once left a job because the boss wrote me instructions for measurements which I followed. He then rang me to screech down the phone that "I didn't mean you should do the exact measurement!"

Frouby Sat 23-Mar-19 13:10:46

I left a job once because the owner was having an affair, got caught out and (despite us working our arses off all December, retail) didn't pay us a Christmas bonus as 'he might be a bit skint next year if his wife takes him to the cleaners).

I wasn't too fussed, had only been there a couple of years and wasn't desperate for the cash, but some of the other staff had been there 10 years plus and really relied on the Christmas bonus, for Christmas costs.

I did bide my time though, waited a full year for him to put the Christmas rota up with a fuckton of extra hours for me. Told him I would be just doing my contracted days this year as I preferred to spend Christmas with dd, and obviously as he hadn't paid us the bonus last year, he didn't actually appreciate the sacrifices we made over December.

Never seen a bloke look soo furious but be unable to argue. I worked until the day before Christmas eve (only because the other staff would have suffered) the resigned in front of all the rest of the staff, wished him and his wife merry Christmas and said he should make sure he paid a Christmas bonus to his remaining staff.

ILoveMaxiBondi Sat 23-Mar-19 13:10:55

I left a job because during a premises move the shop owner sat on his ass and watched all the staff, including a late 50's woman with heart problems, lug all the heavy merchandise up and down flights of stairs for days without a word of thanks and then when i was due to clock off asked another staff member to tell me to stay on for another few hours. i said something very vulgar in response and then phoned the next day and said i had injured my back lugging his boxes and would be off for 4 weeks and then gave my notice.

ImaginaryCat Sat 23-Mar-19 13:57:53

I've just lost my amazing cleaner because she's moving away. I'm gutted. I assure you I have nothing but gratitude for what she does for us, and if she tells me a particular task took longer so she wasn't able to finish elsewhere, I know she went to town on that first task.
Wanna come and work for me instead of those fuckheads?

lyralalala Sat 23-Mar-19 14:04:07

I quit a well paid temping job when I was at uni because it was so boring I just couldn't cope.

It was printing paint tin labels. So in the morning I'd fill the label printer. Then I'd have a list of codes to input. Literally would type in a code and then select however many thousand labels and print.

Then wait the hour/two hours for them all to print. Then put in another code and press print. The owner of the company was an arse and kept saying "I'm not paying you to be on the internet or read a book" so you weren't allowed to do anything else. A couple of times after almost begging I got some filing to do, or covered someone else's phone, but generally it was just sit there and watch the printer. The days dragged and dragged (way way too much time to think) and when I gave my weeks notice the owner hit the roof about how people never stuck the job.

HarrySnotter Sat 23-Mar-19 14:10:15

Serves them right. They don't pay you enough to put up with that bollocks. The older I get, the more I realise that some people really are just arseholes.

AnotherNightCooking Sat 23-Mar-19 14:23:00

@HarrySnotter - yes I think like now.
I put absolutely everything into every single job I do & often will stay 10 mins extra if I’m not happy.
The funny thing is I have a few ‘famous’ customers who are actually so lovely but a few of the joe public (not intending to upset anyone) are just so bloody rude.
Most are great just weeding out the arseholes 😀
@ImaginaryCat - i hope you find an equally lovely replacement 🧹🧽

Doglikeme Sat 23-Mar-19 14:24:31

I contemplated quitting my current job because my boss explained to me in minute detail how to complete an invoice that I made the template for. 'The address goes here - make sure to put his business address. The price goes here and the quantity goes here' he even drew me a diagram despite me having done probably in excess of a thousand invoices for this company and being the only person who does invoices.

WhentheRabbitsWentWild Sat 23-Mar-19 14:24:53

Saturday job. Well known shoe shop of the time (circa 1982) .

Customers changing minds on styles of shoes , colour etc etc and the final straw when a stack of boxes fell on me whilst I was on a moving along ladder to get another box .
I understand it was a shoe shop but when the manager gave me a public ballling out (it was actually my first, and only, day there) I thought don't need this , finished my day , got my wages used to get them there and then in a brown square envelope and left never to return ,
I later got a Saturday job in WHS where I stayed for a good two years or so .

pootyisabadcat Sat 23-Mar-19 14:29:46

I once went to an interview for a legal secretary job in 1997. They said there'd be a typing test. Fine. It was a typewriter, a fucking typewriter, with no automatic carriage return. I laughed because I thought it was a joke. Then I turned round and walked out.

I left another job, again, legal secretary, because management decided to cut costs and axe maintenance/janitorial staff and then make a rota of all the secretaries to clean the office, including the loo. I don't fucking think so.

Another legal sec job. Then told part of the job was to 'bake for the solicitors' and that each secretary was expected to bring in home baking on her Friday.

CoolCarrie Sat 23-Mar-19 14:32:16

I lasted two days in a sandwich shop, as the boss moaned about me being too generous with the fillings, he was a mean sod!

AJPTaylor Sat 23-Mar-19 14:33:35

My current boss is on his final warning! As the Complaints manager I resolve complaints not create them. Nor am I personally responsible for Ombudsmans decisions

alltoomuchrightnow Sat 23-Mar-19 15:16:08

I left a job because the manager ( specific kind of service and retail) gave me lifts to work and would rant and rave about all his issues every day on the journey. Serious anger problems. I had enough when he went round a roundabout the wrong way and nearly killed us, he was literally spitting with rage about a client. Got to the car park and I said I was leaving and I ran off and onto the first bus home! This was 25 yrs ago, in fact I got onto a bus straight to my home town and got a new job that same day!

alltoomuchrightnow Sat 23-Mar-19 15:18:25

Pooty, it wasn't in Watford was it? In the early noughties I worked for a solicitors and another one local to us only used typewriters (really old fashioned ones as in missing letters, faded ribbons etc) computers..and used to send letters to us held together with pins (as in dressmaking pins!)

mathanxiety Sat 23-Mar-19 15:21:53

Tangent here - what product do you use for shower doors, AnotherNightCooking?

pootyisabadcat Sat 23-Mar-19 15:23:58

No, it was in York, alltoomuch. Couldn't believe it! I did think it was a joke.

Ylvamoon Sat 23-Mar-19 15:25:44

I left a job because beside doing what I was employed to do, I also had to Hoover the office, empty bins, clean the toilets and clean out the coffee machine (even though I never used it!). All this was dished out on a staff roter, leaving out the more senior staff members. Needless to say, the boss was to stingy to employ a cleaner.

ChikiTIKI Sat 23-Mar-19 15:28:17

i would LOVE to walk out of my job. i have had a few i would have loved to have walked out on. i just dont think i have it in me! i take too much sh!t from people i think. the managers at my current place are horrible bullies. awful environment. just trying to power through and ignore it all!!

iklboo Sat 23-Mar-19 15:29:55

I walked out of a job because the bitch of a manager kept changing the goalposts about what she wanted me to do and would outright lie about what she'd asked.

The final straw was when I was trying to defend myself and said 'I thought....'

She came back with the cliche 'You're not paid to think'

I walked out of her office, got my stuff and left. Never went back.

SimonJT Sat 23-Mar-19 15:35:36

I left a job as a teenager (corner shop), because the owners were selling fake booze and I was scared about getting into trouble.

I left my last job because my boss tried to kiss me at a work do, after that it was really awkward working with her.

FrugalFanny Sat 23-Mar-19 15:35:38

My niece had a cleaning company and she had staff off sick and various problems so practically begged me to go work for her.

What an eye opener. Posh house where clearly they hadn't done a single thing since the last visit - absolute shitholes. Then the horribly cluttered places, furniture and ornaments everywhere so you could barely move and you're expected to clean the place.

The time allotted simply wasn't possible to do everything they wanted done, so it was rush, rush, rush - fucking hard work.

But the thing that got me was you'd go into these places and they'd have valuables lying around - jewellery, even cash sometimes, expensive perfume etc. It occurred to me, if something went missing, you wouldn't have a leg to stand on would you? If they accused you of taking something, how could you prove you hadn't.

I did a couple of days but then told my niece that was it.

Yabbers Sat 23-Mar-19 15:36:32

Tangent here - what product do you use for shower doors,

Bar Keepers Friends Power Spray.

It's the only thing which cuts through soap scum.

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