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mckenzie Wed 07-Sep-16 20:24:59

i'm sending our cleaner a message today re her not cleaning for the length of time that we agreed and that we pay her for.

I've explained the situation as i see it and have said that i've paid her on line for yesterday (and paid the full amount) but we are feeling a tad _____ about the situation.

Please help me fill in the blank. Concerned isn't quite right, angry is all wrong, disappointed is the best I've come up with so far.



liger Wed 07-Sep-16 20:26:24


GailLondon Wed 07-Sep-16 20:28:57

Dissatisfied? Frustrated?

PiSeas Wed 07-Sep-16 20:30:03


Is the cleaner not there for the entire duration which means you are inadvertently overpaying the cleaner?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 07-Sep-16 20:31:35

Unhappy with

Guinness314 Wed 07-Sep-16 20:33:12

Flip it around, avoid saying tht you're disappointed or any synonym of that and say that you are remunerating her for 3 hours work..

FrancisCrawford Wed 07-Sep-16 20:33:57


FrancisCrawford Wed 07-Sep-16 20:34:38



Crispbutty Wed 07-Sep-16 20:34:53

I think concerned sounds correct too

ImperialBlether Wed 07-Sep-16 20:35:36

You've discovered she's not working her full shift?

mckenzie Wed 07-Sep-16 20:42:07

Thank you for the replies.

Yes, we can see from the alarm log what time she lets herself in and out.
If the house was completely clean in the shorter period of time, we wouldn't mind (if she wants to work flat out as opposed to at a regular pace that's up to her)
But there have been quite a few things that I would have liked her to do that she's not done and would certainly expected to be done if she had the time, which she obviously has.

I hate confrontation sad

ToFindAndWakeTheDreamer Wed 07-Sep-16 20:44:19

I'd say there's no need to express your feelings here. Just say:

"Hi <cleaner>, I've paid x this week, but next time please would you work the full x hours.



Guinness314 Wed 07-Sep-16 20:54:40

Write a list of what you expected her to do.

I had a carpenter here a while ago and although it would be more embarrassing with a cleaner for some reason (not sure why) I looked at his skirting boards in to an alcove and said ''are you kidding me?'' and I said ''my dad could have done those'' and he looked all wounded. And I said ''my dad's a retired geography teacher with a touch of arthritis and I know he could have done skirting boards better than that'' so I made him do them again until I was happy. He said I was fussy and I said ''if you're proud of those skirting boards I'll photograph them and put them up on \000000 local site for tradespeople and he said ah no i'll do them again.

I was mortified though. It's not easy.

Thelastusername Wed 07-Sep-16 21:03:11

"Fucked off" should fit nicely grin

mckenzie Wed 07-Sep-16 21:32:51

I like that tofindandwakethedreamer.

Should I add "if you need me to specify what else can be done please ask"?

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