In less than a week, I went from having two housekeepers to having none.
I made the decision to terminate one Tuesday rather than wait, and boy, did she give me attitude. She huffed out saying it was better for her anyway, so we suspect her "appointments" during working hours (stupid!) have been job interviews, and now she doesn't have to worry about giving notice. Since we weren't thrilled with her work, I wanted to cut my losses early.
We had decided to wait it out with our main housekeeper to see how much longer she continued to miss work. Since August her attendance has been very spotty, but she had been very good about calling to let me know she wouldn’t make it to work. But the last 3-4 times she hasn’t come and hasn’t called. I went back to her timesheets since August and found that out of 35 days scheduled to work, she’s missed 16. Not a very good track record. Today was the last straw—once again 10:00 came with no housekeeper and no call. So we tighten our belts and live without housekeepers for a few months during the slow season.
I just don't get it: show up on time, do the work, pay attention. Is that too much to ask? Guess so....