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to be surprised potential cleaner has turned me down at £10 an hour...

(21 Posts)
babybarrister Thu 24-Sep-09 22:02:50

FFS what is the going rate?!

hanaflowerhatestheDM Thu 24-Sep-09 22:04:33

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junglist1 Thu 24-Sep-09 22:10:21

She'd need to be carrying her broom in an orifice for over a tenner

junglist1 Thu 24-Sep-09 22:11:11

Or he obviously

groundhogs Thu 24-Sep-09 22:12:13

Bloddy Hell! [reaching for pinny]

TigerDrivesAgain Thu 24-Sep-09 22:13:20

well it depends where you live, doesn't it? I paid mine £12 hr, here in the leafy Cotswolds. Now don't- do it myself as she's left and can't be bothered to advertise again etc.

Tryharder Thu 24-Sep-09 22:17:23

Where do you live, Babybarrister? I'll come and clean for you for 310 an hour....

Rachmumoftwo Thu 24-Sep-09 22:20:17

£7 - £10 seems to be the rate around here (Somerset).

kittywise Thu 24-Sep-09 22:22:14

That's mad, it's way above the going rate here ( brighton). Go to gumtree.

Earlybird Thu 24-Sep-09 22:22:23

Are you sure pay is the sole reason she's turned the job down? Maybe something else about it didn't suit her.

nancy75 Thu 24-Sep-09 22:22:58

my very old aunt was paying her rubbish cleaner £17 per hour (in london) when i met the cleaner to query the amount she said she can charge what she likes - i told her not to come back, i do a better job for nothing.

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 24-Sep-09 22:37:56

my god. im in the wrong job.

am off to shops to buy a duster forthwith....ill be your cleaner. pick me pick me...

donkeyderby Thu 24-Sep-09 22:46:08

kittywise, I'm in Brighton and the rate is around £8-£10 per hour. Lucky you if you've found someone cheaper. I don't know how anyone can afford to pay rent/mortgage here on less

diddl Fri 25-Sep-09 07:59:38

Maybe she didn´t like you?

DoingTheBestICan Fri 25-Sep-09 08:04:45

My friend has a couple of cleaning jobs & she charges £6 per hr,i think i need to tell her to put her prices up.

ScummyMummy Fri 25-Sep-09 08:12:17

Is your house really messy? wink

LissyGlitter Fri 25-Sep-09 08:23:39

Good god, I used to work in an old peoples home and occasionally did shifts cleaning what I would think would be much worse mess than in a house, and I was on minimum wage!

I suppose you could add a bit for having to travel there and maybe provide your own equipment, but still...

Good on you for offering some kind of living wage though!

southeastastra Fri 25-Sep-09 08:24:49

are you extra mucky?

southeastastra Fri 25-Sep-09 08:25:50

d'oh scummy got there first grin

kittywise Fri 25-Sep-09 08:34:28

donkeyderby, I advertise on Gumtree when I need a new cleaner. If people are charging more than i can afford I tell them so! You get loads of response for cleaning work on gumtree, it's acesmile

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 25-Sep-09 19:36:25

we pay £10ph and have our godsend for 6hrs once a week - cleans for 4hrs and irons for 2

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