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To not want to pay £18 an hour for a cleaner

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Nishky Mon 18-Nov-13 19:33:01

That is very very expensive surely

PrincessFlirtyPants Mon 18-Nov-13 19:34:03

It sounds like its agency pricing. If you are dealing with them direct that does seem steep!

valiumredhead Mon 18-Nov-13 19:35:03

Don't then.

UsedToBeNDP Mon 18-Nov-13 19:36:26

It's crazy. Same prices around here (not SE but £££ nonetheless) for agency. None agency (if you can find one) are £10-£14 an hr

BettyBum Mon 18-Nov-13 19:36:32

That's ridiculous. My company tried to charge me £9.25 and I turned them down. Clearly wanting my custom they settled at £8 an hour. Any higher and I would just do it myself...

gallicgirl Mon 18-Nov-13 19:38:11

I'd have thought £8-£10 per hour.

WhereIsMyHat Mon 18-Nov-13 19:40:08

We live in an expensive part of London and it's £8-10 here. That's very expensive.

eurochick Mon 18-Nov-13 19:40:12

Don't. I wouldn't. We pay £10 in London and that is toppy. Many people pay £8.

Nishky Mon 18-Nov-13 19:41:35

Thank goodness for that- it is many years since I had a cleaner - didn't think I was that out of touch!

WooWooOwl Mon 18-Nov-13 19:42:00

That's way too much. I'm in an expensive part of the SE, the going rate is £10 an hour.

redshoes Mon 18-Nov-13 19:51:03

£10 in Brighton too

hellokittymania Mon 18-Nov-13 19:54:31

Far too expensive!

IHeartKingThistle Mon 18-Nov-13 19:54:45

Blimey - that's only £2 less than I charge as an English tutor!

(That's not supposed to sound as condescending as it looks written down btw!)

DeMaz Mon 18-Nov-13 19:54:50

Does the agency provide ALL the cleaning products? Maybe that's why it's so expensive. I'm in London and I pay £9.50 ph via an agency.

Opalite Mon 18-Nov-13 19:58:25

There will be cheaper options available

Let's all remember that it's a dirty and sometimes demeaning job which is extremely undervalued

Nishky Mon 18-Nov-13 20:00:14

They do provide all the cleaning products

WeAreEternal Mon 18-Nov-13 20:00:31

I pay £8.50 per hour.

TidyDancer Mon 18-Nov-13 20:02:07

Is it a deep clean? I would expect to pay that much for a specialist clean but not just for a normal weekly one.

AngiBolen Mon 18-Nov-13 20:04:11

I bumped in to my old cleaner yesterday, and remembered I used to pay £13ph 9 years ago!- Yes it was through an agency.

WholeNutt Mon 18-Nov-13 20:04:41

I'm being robbed! £11.50 here in the South West. shock

bigTillyMint Mon 18-Nov-13 20:05:29

We pay £10 an hour. 4 hours = £32 extra. Cleaning products do not cost £32 a week!

Opalite Mon 18-Nov-13 20:08:28

bigTillyMint, the rate they charge doesn't only depend on the cost of the products they use. It's also about how much they value their time and hard work, I am sure they have to clean some absolutely sickening places. There's also petrol and how much money they need to live to consider

WaitingForMe Mon 18-Nov-13 20:09:22

I'm paying £10.50 in the South West WholeNutt. It's the stunning scenery surcharge hmm

Rhubarbgarden Mon 18-Nov-13 20:11:37

I'm paying £12 an hour currently. It's rather over the odds but I've had bad experiences with my previous two (cheaper) cleaners and this was an act of desperation. That said, they provide their own materials, are unfailingly reliable and friendly and I'm very happy with them.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 18-Nov-13 20:11:50

Well don't then.

She obviously feels she can command £18 an hour,so she can get another job,and you can get a cleaner who asks for less.

But remember a cleaner worth their salt can get a good wage and it's because they've worked bloody hard to prove their worth.

Don't equate cheap with bargain.

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