Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dirtiest Hotels In America

"I don't know where to begin... roaches, rats, mice, horrible smells, dirty sheets, horrifying bathrooms, outlets that hang out of walls... Just to name a few, but the worst part aout it was that at 4am I woke up to a bunch of guys breaking into our hotel room while we were sleeping!!"

Wow!! That's a review from the dirtiest hotel in the country. Make sure you don't stay at any of these hotels. And we'll make sure that we don't hire any employees that have worked at one of these hotels. Deal?

Here's the list of the top 10 dirtiest hotels in America.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Customer Testimonial From Valparaiso, FL

The gals went above and beyond yesterday. Everything was wonderful. We've been moving furniture between rooms so it's been difficult to keep up with us. Thanks to both of them for their hard work!

Give them 10s!!! -- Sue from Valparaiso, FL

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Housekeeping Sweatshop

Reprinted From A San Fransisco Newspaper -

Q: Our longtime housekeeper (a foreign-born legal resident) has grown her business, hiring a Mexican woman (here illegally) to clean houses. Of the $80 I pay the housekeeper, between $10 and $15 goes to the woman who actually cleans. She speaks no English and probably couldn't have gotten the job on her own. If we offered her $60 directly, she'd be paid more fairly and we'd save $20, but our original housekeeper would lose. Should we do it?

A: "Grown her business" — yes, much like Pharaoh grew his pyramid-building operation. By subcontracting her work at $2 to $3 an hour (assuming five hours to clean a house), your housekeeper has breached ethics, the minimum-wage law and ordinary human decency. For you to benefit from this exploitation is thoroughly discreditable. You must provide the actual worker a fair wage. Talk to her with the help of a translator and seek a way to pay her directly without imperiling her other jobs. You might also consider calling the cops to shut down the sweatshop your longtime housekeeper is running.

Nothing is wrong with subcontracting if a boss provides a legitimate service, including finding work for employees and not simply skimming their paychecks, offers a living wage and decent benefits and heeds relevant laws such as those governing Social Security, insurance and licensing. But if you paid the Simon Legree housekeeper $80, why not pay the honest worker the same? The well-off should not try to save a buck at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable. You might also consult a lawyer about legalizing your employee's immigration status (or abandon all hope of running for the Senate).

From Two Maids & A Mop -

Even when you know you're breaking the law.... Cheap keeps on selling!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Two Maids & A Mop Featured In Panama City Beach Newspaper, an online newspaper dedicated to news and information concerning Panama City Beach, recently published an article written by yours truly. Check it out......

Customer Service In The Service Industry Stinks

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Drunken Maids Loose In Peru

LIMA, PERU - Peru's top court said showing up to work drunk isn't enough to get you fired, less so if you aren't likely to put others at risk. Peru's constitutional court ruled a seaside district in Lima dealt out a punishment "disproportionate" to the crime by firing a maid for drinking on the job in 2004.

Judge Fernando Calle said that the firing was "abusive" because a maid "isn't a manager or a judge, she's not going to cause a car accident or kill anyone."

The court ruling said an employer has the right to fire a worker for "repeated" drunkenness, but not for an isolated incident.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Always The Housekeeper

The U.S. Treasury Nominee is in trouble for hiring an illegal maid for his home.

What would you do if you're neighbor was stealing from your garage?

The answer is obvious. You would defend your property. Call the police. Do whatever it takes to prevent the theft and punish the thief.

Well, if you're neighbor is hiring an individual maid - she's stealing from you. And your stealing if you're hiring an individual maid too.

Not paying your taxes is a theft. You're stealing at the expense of someone else.

It always amazes me when I meet normal, law-abiding people who justify theft simply because their maid is cheap. Are you a thief? And if so, are you justifying it?

Remember that scenario involving your neighbor. Does it feel different when the theft is blind? Either way, your pockets are being invaded.

Of course, it can all be corrected pretty quickly. Just hire a professional cleaning company. Pay your taxes. And don't steal from your neighbor in the process.

Friday, January 09, 2009

The World's Best Cleaning Agent

It's cheap. It's eco-friendly. You can drink it. Eat it. Even bath in it. And in our case, you can clean just about anything with it.

We're talking about vinegar. The world's best cleaning agent!

Click here to see just how many things can be cleaned by using vinegar.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

From Across The Pond.....

Here is a classic example of what can go wrong when you hire an individual housecleaner.

UNITED KINGDOM - Police are searching for a woman after about $50,000 in cash and jewelry were stolen from a family home.

Gaytri Mondal worked as a housekeeper but disappeared in September, along with $10,000 in cash and various items of jewelry.

Investigating Officer Matt Holman said: "Gaytri had earned the trust of this family over a long period of time. However, this trust has been abused and she is suspected of taking a large quantity of money and jewelry."

Call a professional.