Sunday, March 23, 2008

I am SOOOO MAD!!!!

I am Pissed!! It's 3:30 in the morning and I am so upset I can't sleep. I feel like a totally idiot!! I was going to call merry maids to come clean my old house to get it ready to sell. But they are expensive.. so My sister in law (who I love and its not her fault) suggested one of her friends that cleans houses for a living. She is $25 an hour! So I though since the house is 99% empty and I worked on cleaning it for over 4 hours last week it wouldnt take someone who does it for a living very long.. So I hired her for 4 hours at $100.. She was suppose to come last monday. she cancelled but kept saying she really wanted to do it..ok.. so.. I do feel bad that she had a mis-carriage but she insisted on doing in. was suppose to wed.. no show.. friday.. nope.. so today.. Sat.. set up for 11am.. couldnt get a ride. didnt head over to my house till 7:30pm! with her husband I left the money in the microwave.. $115 bucks, because she made me feel bad by saying her husband lost his job, and she didnt have anything for the kids for easter.. and she just had a miscarriage.. ect.. ect.. she didnt call to say they were done..so for all I know they could have been there for an hour! for $115.. nice payday huh.. I showed up after work to check the house.. All the lights were on, the air conditioner was on set to 60 degrees! Bags of trash on the porch,(which there was no trash in the house.. so that was weird) I walk in.. everything that I had left in the cabinets (paining supplies, tupperware, a few dishes hangers,,ect) is now left in the middle of the floor!!! with dust and trash from who knows where scattered around. they didnt even rinse out the tubs :( the fans were dusty, the kitchen floors still dirty. :( the windows still spotted and smuggeded.. the blinds still dusty.. it is messier now then before I paid someone to clean it for me.. :( It takes me nearly 2 days 20 hours at work to make that money.. and I got SCREWED, because I still have to go back and clean it myself :( again.....
I am an idiot...... I hate being so nice that people take advantage of me...
How do I call her and tell her to come back and finish it.. in a nice way without paying her anymore money?? any ideas?

Sorry for venting...
I think I am going to bed now :(

7 Comments!! I love Comments!:

Stina said...

holy cow! casey i am so sorry!! i wish i lived closer...i woulda done it for fREE! not to say that i am a professional by anymeans...but people like that tick me off!!

although, i do have to wonder about the fact that she does this as a profession...i mean people who clean houses usually have to have their own transportation!

grrrr! sorry :(

Charli said...

Casey sometimes in life you have to be not a nice as you would normally be. People (eventhough they should not) will take advantage of you. It is sad, I would come and help you too. But I have my hands full this week.

Casey said...

Update:
I acually called her on it.. (only because my sister in law was standing right there!! :) She went back monday morning and fixed it! :) It was stressful.. but at least it got done! & I will never hire here again!

Amy said...

Glad you got it resolved...I'm very proud of you.

Sometimes I wanna strangle the nice people for being too nice and end up getting screwed. What's the worst that could happen from being a wench and saying something--someone wouldn't like you??...big deal.

I think it's lot of people's human nature to try to get as much money for doing as little as possible--especially when no one is looking.

Don't let someone's sob story take advantage--particularly when money is involved.

Stina said...

i am so glad that you got it taken care of casey!

and, yeah, i do have to wonder about people telling sob stories when it comes to money...if they truely are going through really difficult times and are really trying to make a go of things, they don't usually tell their stories to just anybody. i am sure she sensed your sympathetic nature and took full advantage of it. the world would be VERY different if everyone were honest and trustworthy, wouldn't it??

so your house is all done then??

Amy said...

That's what I was thinking too...If I was having some really crappy things happen, I would probably only tell them to a select few. Unless, of course, I was trying to sucker someone and milk them for all I can.

Spencer&Heather said...

That is the suckiest thing ever! But I am glad that you called her and fixed it, that is very unCasey :) Now if you could just get that courage back and get your washer and dryer back from your evil mother in law, you'd be set!!!