I understand what you mean by nonsense! This site has a very low traffic flow which is probably why we keep answering questions we've already answered. Lol
No, I only charge per hour for the 1st 2 cleanings and then it's a set price after that. There are days we're faster so it seems like we make more. Other times, (more often than not lately,) they leave 2 weeks worth of food on their stove for me to clean up so it takes me longer. That's when I lose by working at a set rate. It pretty much equals out at the end of the day tho, if that makes sense to you.
Now, if I have an account that pays a set price of say, $90, that should, on a good day, take the 2 of us, a total of 1.5 hours. (That's an account I charge by the hour @$30.00 the 1st 2 times prior to setting the price and 1.5 hours x 2 of us @$30=$90.) After the 2nd cleaning, we set the price at whatever totals at the hourly rate. Then we stay at the price.....forever. OR....Until, I either ask for a raise or they offer it. (I have only been offered a raise by 1 person in 25 years.) I'm quite sure that the people I work for, get a raise every year. I find it frustrating that this line of work should not also get one! (?) Be OFFERED one because asking sucks! I know I'm worth it but I still feel like I need to apologize for asking, you know?!
That's why I am raising the SET price for anyone that I've had for 10 years. (I've raised my hourly rates twice so why shouldn't set prices be raised? is how I feel anyway!)
It would be crazy if I cleaned for a person, say, another 20 years and stayed at a set price the entire 30 years. Crazy great for them! Crazy bad for me!
Last edited by gayelynn; 04-01-2019 at 06:14 PM.