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Housekeeper with no sense humor

just got e a quote for cleaning our house once a week 600CHF I then said as a joke ,I am not asking you to do it naked? she flipped out
Will keep searching should not take more than 5 hours a week, expensive and slow no way.
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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

Would you clean up somebody elses mess for 600 a month? I wouldn't, but then again I clean up my own...
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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

Well is the cost 600 CHF per month or per week?
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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

We are talking a week here and the place is kept pretty clean only two of us and three cats living here.
so two bathroom and 2 bedrooms are not even used - Plus the kitchen I clean myself -So yes being thrifty I find this some a little high for the work
Smell the roses please

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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

That is totally shocking, we used to pay 30Chf an hour
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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

Good question, because it's what it's going to cost you. On months with 4 weeks it will be 500chf and months with 5 weeks, 625chf. That is if you pay 25chf/h, as a normal rate. Some charge 30chf though!
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That is totally shocking, we used to pay 30Chf an hour
Which I suspect was also the case for this cleaner - I've never heard of anyone in Switzerland advertise a weekly rate (OK, big statement on my part, but it generally holds true..)
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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

Why the groan? As others have pointed out 600 is the going rate, either pay it or do it yourself. No need to groan
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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

30 to 45 an hour is reasonable, the more hours the closer it should be to 30.

so 30 x 5 x 52 = 650 a month should be about right.
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That is totally shocking, we used to pay 30Chf an hour
Okay thank you guys she was talking 50CHF an hour and rambling on about insurance, glad I flick her, waiting on the next one.
It is a big house but like I said we are both Vegans and very clean so should take 5 to 6 hour each week and 8 once a month with windows
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Why the groan? As others have pointed out 600 is the going rate, either pay it or do it yourself. No need to groan
for a weekly rate no way
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Okay thank you guys she was talking 50CHF an hour and rambling on about insurance, glad I flick her, waiting on the next one.
It is a big house but like I said we are both Vegans and very clean so should take 5 to 6 hour each week and 8 once a month with windows
I know dirty vegans
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for a weekly rate no way
Your first post is not clear if the rate quoted is for the week or month, only that it would be cleaned once a week. I believe others have also pointed this out to you...and officially if you are emloying somebody then you have to take care of the insurance side of things as well.

Of course not everybody is law abiding and plays by the rules, some pay cash in hand without a contract.
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I know dirty vegans
Me too, but only after the light are out
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we are both Vegans and very clean
Should it be cheaper or cleaner because you are Vegans?
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Re: Housekeeper with no sense humor

For basic qualified workmen in Canton Zug, pay starts at CHF 28 per hour, plus holiday money, plus AHV pension contributions.

http://www.activepersonal.ch/lohn-ta...cht_80-de.html

If you are going to pay a cleaner Fr 25 per hour, she needs her AHV (-AVS) extra payments, plus an extra 13% for holiday money.
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Your first post is not clear if the rate quoted is for the week or month, only that it would be cleaned once a week. I believe others have also pointed this out to you...and officially if you are emloying somebody then you have to take care of the insurance side of things as well.

Of course not everybody is law abiding and plays by the rules, some pay cash in hand without a contract.
sorry for being unclear but I am from a weekly system Australia ,so again is CHF600 fair to clean a house each week CHF2400 for the month no way.

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Should it be cheaper or cleaner because you are Vegans?
Duh, obviously. They're saving the planet you know. One cow at a time...
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For basic qualified workmen in Canton Zug, pay starts at CHF 28 per hour, plus holiday money, plus AHV pension contributions.

http://www.activepersonal.ch/lohn-ta...cht_80-de.html

If you are going to pay a cleaner Fr 25 per hour, she needs her AHV (-AVS) extra payments, plus an extra 13% for holiday money.
Listen, I got no problems paying 40CHF or 50CHF its the time she is quoting
Had a much bigger house in Rose Bay Sydney and my housekeeper took 8 hours with window
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Duh, obviously. They're saving the planet you know. One cow at a time...
Problem my wife has huge back pain problems & I am away a lot.

money is not the issue here just can not see 12 hours to clean half a house.
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