Interior Decorator (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 10, 2018
After gathering information from the client a detailed plan is drawn up to execute the style of the room Used design software to show the client the overall concept Cleaned and organized objectives in the interior spaces Stage furniture and decorative accessories for residential and commercial properties Select color schemes that would fit the mood of the space Hung up artwork and window coverings to create a tranquil atmosphere Independent Contractor
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Washington – February 12, 2016
Transitional. I suggest you keep looking for employment as this is not a stable job. If your ratings go down to about 4.60 you can get kicked out. You can work hard and not get many ratings, but if you get one bad rating from a client it can lower your overall rating and potentially get kicked out. It extremely hard to get to a person and get help, everything is too robotic. Relying mainly on text messages sent via the app. Clients often complain about this issue as well. You don't get reimbursed for transportation and you have to provide your own cleaning products and cleaning tools i.e. vacuum cleaner, mop, etc. Parking is an issue, so it gets rather frustrating trying to get to clients' houses on time, every time. Again you don't get reimbursed for any fees or charges you may incur during a job. Be it gas, parking, etc. Sometimes you get houses that haven't been cleaned in decades and clients only schedule for 2 to 3 hours, however both the clients and Handy expect you to clean it in that little time. Whoever started the company has no clue how long it takes to clean a house, or anything related to cleaning houses for that matter. You always have to be prepared for the worse, no one really backs you up, unless of course you're unsafe and/ or your life is in danger. Other than those possible instances you're on your own. You get no tips at all because most of the the clients are not home when you clean, and even if they are home they don't give any tips. I can go on and on about the cons, but I'm going to stop here.
As of Pros, well you can make your own part-time schedule.more... I mean you can potentially work full-time but you would have to drive all over the place and possibly waste most of your time and gas just driving around. Again you don't get reimbursed for gas. Another good thing is that no one is actually on your back supervising you or watching how you clean every house, but that's how it goes for the most part when working for a cleaning company.less
no benefits, little support from company, no gas reimbursement, etc