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Does anyone clean houses for a living?

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posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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Does anyone clean houses - In my specific case, vacation houses - For a living?

I'm thinking of going that route - I'm a cashier right now and it's driving me crazy.

I just can't do this much interaction daily.

Is house cleaning a brutal job in your opinion?




posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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i used to run a cleaning lady business.

its hard, but rewarding if you choose your clients well.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Lots harder physically.

I would suck it up and remain a cashier. No matter how weird it gets, the customer is 'always right'.

But do tell us about the ones that drive you nuts, its probably good for a laugh and will de toxify your system so to speak...


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posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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Go for cleaning offices. Easy money, after business hours



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Well it's a bit tough physically - because I work in store, that has 26 rooms as a hotel, and a gas station all in one. So if I'm not stocking shelves, I'm folding laundry, or other chores - all on the hardest concrete floor I've ever been on



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: lordcomac

Not really an option here, offices don't really exist.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: intrptr

Well it's a bit tough physically - because I work in store, that has 26 rooms as a hotel, and a gas station all in one. So if I'm not stocking shelves, I'm folding laundry, or other chores - all on the hardest concrete floor I've ever been on

Oh, thats a bit different than [I'm a cashier] in OP.

I used to welcome the change to dealing with customers at the checkout as opposed to the thankless hard work in back.

Despite the rude ones, some customers are actually nice.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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Further, cleaning up after hotel guests is different than 'housekeeping', too.

That job can be brutal, and hurried if people leave late and new guests are waiting.

Not just the rooms either. Laundry is part of housekeeping, so is cleaning toilets.... glub, glub.

I worked a gas station and had to clean puke, blood and diarrhea off walls at times. I hate cleaning bathrooms now, its the worst thing I can be asked to do.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Oh, it's not about the personality of the customers - I work in a high tourist area, most are actually pleasant enough and happy to be here - they will ask directions and suggestions and such but I hardly ever get a bull headed jerk or anything.

I am just quite introverted and don't like that much human interaction with strangers, regardless if it is positive or not. Social interaction just drains me.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

But you work at a combination gas station hotel and store... Good luck with that.

Sounds like you wear many hats. Are you considering leaving the place altogether, or...?



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

I'm not sure... I do work for my cousin and don't want to leave him behind... But I also want to find a better place for myself, I just don't know where that place would be.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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I actually run a home cleaning business. AMA.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Make sure you have that other job first before you fly, look while still employed, its better for the new prospective employer to see that.

Else whiles, struggle thru the hard times, they will pass. If you work for your family thats lots better than strangers.

And don't become complacent, thats a good steady business, gas hotel and store will never fall out of need.

Good steady employment in todays job hungry market is precious.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: Heisenburg

Have you ever done vacation rentals?

Have you ever cleaned hotel rooms - could you compare the two, stating that houses are exponentially a tougher job, or not too much tougher?

Do you feel there's any freedom compared to a 9-5, or that it can tie you down more so?



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Stay away from cleaning

Unless you are neocon Zionist trump hater

In that case I recommend it



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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I know people that clean for a living-even school teachers who would clean businesses, like beauty shops, at night and liked the work.

It was ok for a couple of years then it started to affect their bodies. Not sure that's a good exchange-cashiering seem easier.

The pay for cleaning was much better though. A hard choice.



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 12:51 PM
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Funny story,

My parents housekeeper was just left a million dollar house by her clients.

It had about 30k left on the mortgage.

Score!!



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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Just going to throw this out there,maybe look into the Laborers Union. Nothing like having a good paying job with health care and pension... just sayin...



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: deadlyhope
Does anyone clean houses - In my specific case, vacation houses - For a living?

I'm thinking of going that route - I'm a cashier right now and it's driving me crazy.

I just can't do this much interaction daily.

Is house cleaning a brutal job in your opinion?



Based on a few of your previous threads, I see you quickly getting bored cleaning houses. I've cleaned a few houses, and worked cleaning kitchens before. It gets old, boring, and exhausting both physically and emotionally.

What's your age? Maybe now is the time to cast a wide net and try things you never considered or expected? Keep looking, keep patient, and keep determined. You will find something you can actually tolerate, if not love.

Good luck!



posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

One my good friends cleans houses and a office (on Sundays) it's very physical work and you can not cut any corners because they will noticed! Also it depends on how many houses you do per day and per week. Factor in most people will not hire you to clean their house unless you are insured/bonded, should something get broken or stolen in their house - you will be responsible!

How to get Bonded and Insured
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