There are people roaming this earth that believe my time and talents are owed to them at a discount…for reasons.
Wanting a discount on your house cleaning is not a service I provide on any day of the week.
A cleaner I’m friendly with shared this exchange with a potential client after she quoted them her rates for service.
Entitled Person:'Don't you know the state of the economy?'
House Cleaner: 'Can I use that line at the grocer, doctor, mechanic and get my shit for a discount?'
Entitled Person: 'Those things are a necessity-you're a want.'
*lemmie just say right here that my clients consider me a necessity and will roll pennies to make sure they have money to pay for my special brand of cleaning-more than a time or two.*
Adjusting my prices on demand to suit one’s lack of finance has never been in my best interests.
I’ve found it attracts clientele that:
Do not respect boundaries.
Have unrealistic expectations.
Badmouth other cleaners they have used in the past.
Go completely batshit when I discontinue service.
Badmouth me to all their friends.
I know we’re in an uncertain economy-but like you, my bills are certain to come due every month. I’m not interested in the back and forth of you trying my patience to get a deal.