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to be really fuming at my cleaner over this last infraction?

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likesthingsjustso Mon 19-Dec-11 22:37:11

I have had my cleaner now twice a week for 3 years.She spends about 8 hours here over 2 days.She is lovely and efficient but doesn't have "an eye" iykwim?Everytime she comes I have to shift ornaments back into the correct clusters as she just pops them on the shelf and spreads them to fill the space,equidistant, yes, but not appealing to the eye.She also, when she makes the beds, doesn't put the opening side of the pillow case to the centre of the double beds so you can see the opening bit when you walk in the room. I have addressed these issues and she knows that these are KPIs and is getting better, but is still not perfect.We sit together and have a bit of tea and toast (I make it)before she starts work and she understands that this is on her own time, and then gets on with her 4 hours while I nip to the gym, or meet friends.She's very good at timekeeping lol.And I pay her the cash on time everytime,so I guess we have quite a good working relationship.I have even treated her to a day a naice Spa for her Christmas gift, although I was slightly bemused by her reaction - I would of thought she would have been more effusive.Oh well.
The latest mishap has really bothered me today-I came home today after she had left and the Christmas Tree lights were flashing.She must of taken the plug out for something and when it was replugged, the multi-function LED lights had obviously come on on random flash,whereas we obviously leave it on static.No-one in this neighbourhood has flashing gawdy lights.I'm so embarrassed, and worried as to what people will be saying on the school run in the morning.I'm just struggling as to how to fraze it so that this never happens again. sad

BillyBigBaubles Mon 19-Dec-11 22:39:09

Get over yourself! [End of message]

slavetothehome Mon 19-Dec-11 22:39:52


pommedenoel Mon 19-Dec-11 22:40:01

Phrase not fraze.

Do you think you could do with a job or similar?

jendifa Mon 19-Dec-11 22:41:17


likesthingsjustso Mon 19-Dec-11 22:41:18

I have a hobby.

IwishIwasmoresparkly Mon 19-Dec-11 22:41:30


My first ever - consider yourself honoured!

TeamSledward Mon 19-Dec-11 22:41:31

7 out of 10, for effort.

peggyblackett Mon 19-Dec-11 22:41:38

Haha very funny

MorelliOrRanger Mon 19-Dec-11 22:41:48

Is this a windup thread?

If not

Do you have OCD issues, as all of the things you list are more a preference to you than and issue on her part.

I'd be a bit miffed if you called me up for your bloody lights flashing on multi particularly the reasons you give..

frownieface Mon 19-Dec-11 22:42:02

sniff sniff, i smell the underneath of a bridge

D0G Mon 19-Dec-11 22:42:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Brodiesmum Mon 19-Dec-11 22:42:35

i would be more embarrassed about spelling phrase incorrectly if i were you. yabu. so unreasonable actually i feel that by posting this response i'm walking into a trap by someone posting that complaint for a laugh! get a life!

Bewilderedmum Mon 19-Dec-11 22:43:27

Ha Ha Ha! Jolly Good try - you had me going for a second... smile

lockets Mon 19-Dec-11 22:43:41

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grubbalo Mon 19-Dec-11 22:44:09

Not bad but the naice gives it away...

RealiTreeCoveredInTinsel Mon 19-Dec-11 22:44:55

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TheAvocadoOfWisdom Mon 19-Dec-11 22:45:04


GsyGacheFiend Mon 19-Dec-11 22:45:44

grin grin grin

MenopausalHaze Mon 19-Dec-11 22:45:55

No way is this a 7/10 wind up. 2 at best. 3 if the judges are pissed but deffo no more than that!

GreenIceAndChristmasHam Mon 19-Dec-11 22:46:05

She is displaying a basic lack of respect for you, your family and your home. Your sanctuary.

I could not accept this, this would be a dealbreaker for me- equidistant ornamentation FFS, is this the 90's??

Sack her. Sack her now, and withhold damages from her Christmas pay.

MrsPeterDoherty Mon 19-Dec-11 22:46:46

And the opening ends of pillowcases should be at the edges of the bed, not in the middlegrin

MrsKwaziipanFruits Mon 19-Dec-11 22:47:21

Flashing lights - your social standing will be just ruined dahhling! Put the house up for sale and start afresh in a new town, it's the only thing to do wink

likesthingsjustso Mon 19-Dec-11 22:47:38

Oh no they shouldn't.

pinkyp Mon 19-Dec-11 22:48:21

2/10 grin

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