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vannah Tue 04-Sep-07 13:17:52

How on earth do you approach them?

I am using my mum's cleaner, and young girl. Been fine with my mum for a few years but my mum always cleans along with her.

I on the other hand, go out with my toddler and trust her to clean. When she first started, I noticed a couple of my pregnancy tests were missing (had about 7 in the cupboard)
Then, last week, couldnt find some diamante earrings...
Im not 100% sure, but pretty certain they were in my jewelry box.
How do you deal with this?

thankyou x

Fireflyfairy2 Tue 04-Sep-07 13:19:20

Nothing until you are 100% sure.

Then I'd just do my own cleaning grin

RubySlippers Tue 04-Sep-07 13:22:33

i had this with a cleaner
basically i had a necklace which was on my dressing table when i left and then not there when i got back
i approached her very non-confontationally and asked her had she seen it - no accusing etc
she was very upset - turns out it had dropped behind my bed after she moved it to clean
so as FF says don't tackle until you are sure and from my experience i second that!

McEdam Tue 04-Sep-07 13:24:49

Agree with FF. My eternity ring went missing, from the place where I KNEW I'd put it. I couldn't think of any other explanation than that my cleaner had half-inched it. She was new, via an agency, so I didn't 'know' her. Too embarrassed to ask her if she'd seen it (daft, I know) and she left a few weeks after anyway. Convinced she had it. This was a year ago and I've just found the damn ring! blush It was somewhere completely different... I am so glad I didn't accuse her but still kicking myself that I didn't ask her if she'd seen it.

I know in offices people always blame the poor cleaners, and feel that's very unfair.

stealthsquiggle Tue 04-Sep-07 13:27:50

Be really really sure. Try asking her (in person, notes always get misinterpreted) if she has seen them anywhere. DH lost a cufflink last week and after turning everything upsidedown we found it in the hoover bag (cleaners had just been). I am a little angry that they didn't notice, but given the general state of the carpet I can see how it could have happened.

vannah Tue 04-Sep-07 13:35:14

thankyou everyone.

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