Friday, April 18, 2008
Doing Whatever It Takes To Get Income
A distraught Hispanic female told officers that she had been sexually assaulted by a Hispanic male. The victim stated that the suspect had contacted her under the pretense of hiring her to work for his home-cleaning business.
“There are a lot of things people can do to protect themselves, but won’t because they think it is going too far,” Officer David Tilley said. “Always check on who you are going to work for." Tilley said with everyone hit hard by the economy, some people jump at the opportunity for work without fully researching the business.
This falls especially true for people working as contract labor. “People are just trying to find work, and are doing whatever it takes to get income,” he said. “It is unfortunate that there are people out there that will take advantage of people in these difficult times.”
Make sure that you read the previous paragraph one more time. Yes, the officer is referring to a situation where someone posed as an employer. But the premise is that this individual picked the cleaning industry. He picked our industry because anyone can start a housecleaning business. And time after time, just about anyone does start a housecleaning business.
In desperate times, a person will do whatever it takes to make a living. And if the legal route doesn't work, then the illegal route is the only other option.
The least important criteria to selecting your next housecleaner should be housecleaning.