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#1 whoisme

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has or does work as a Cleaner for Absolute Domestics.

What can you tell me about the hours (mainly do you get enough work to fill your available hours)
How do you get paid (ABN? and weekly and by who the client or agency)
At the end of the week how does your back feel?

Do you get regular massages of a certain type to help with back muscles?

Do you find the clients are mostly home when you are there?
What percentage is the type of work you do, ironing, washing, bed changes, vacuuming, cleaning kitchens/bathrooms etc.

What is the hourly rate as I noticed it vary from $27 - $40 per hour.

Thanks All.

#2 Montro

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

I have worked for them, and am thinking of it again.

I needed work that fit in around school hours (9.00am-2.00pm) and this work fit that bill.  When I was cleaning, I was paid $20 per hour.  Some clients left it (along with the agency fee) on the kitchen bench, some would deposit the money directly into my account.  I was always paid on the day that I cleaned.  I had an ABN.  Whenver I told Absolute Domestics I needed more work, I always got it.  

I do have back problems and how I feel at the end of the week depends on the house I'm cleaning (amount of stairs, furniture to move and so on.)  No, I don't get any sort of massage to help with that (apart from a half-hearted back rub from my children.

Some of my clients would be at home when I cleaned but most would be out.  I had a house key for the clients who would be out.

Most clients wanted a 'standard' clean; bathrooms/kitchens/toilets cleaned, swept, vaccummed and mopped and dusting.  Some wanted ironing done, but I would usually say no as I'm not a fantastic ironer and would rather be honest with the client from the outset.

What I really liked about the job was the trust the client has in you.  In most instances you have a key to their home and are there alone.  Clients became not quite friends, but there was always a friendly relationship.  Presents at Christmas too!

What I didn't like was poor communication from Absolute Dometics and not much support from them.

Some clients expect that little bit more, such as feeding the cat/dog, cleaning up cat poo (that didn't form part of the job description!), which I was usually happy to do (apart from the cat poo!)  

A tip:  If you do start work for Absolute Domestics, make sure your client CLEARLY states, in writing, what they want you to do, BEFORE you do your first clean for them.  All up, I found it a pretty satisfying job.  Most of my clients had children, so if I couldn't turn up because of a sick child, they got it and were OK with it.  You're not supposed to take children to work with you, but some clients would be fine with it.

Any more questions, just let me know.

#3 whoisme

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

Thanks Montro.

I'm deciding whether to go through AD or go private.

Looks like the hourly rate has gone up since you last did cleaning, although it is for Canberra.

I was basing my calculated earnings on the hourly rate of $30 as AD state the rate from $27 to $45 per hour!!!

So the client needs to pay an agency fee, is that a commission based on the hours you are there?


Thanks.

#4 Montro

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

The fee the client paid AD was $19 per clean, regardless of how many hours I cleaned for (two hour clean was the minimum.) This fee paid for insurance for the cleaner and I suppose advertising, admin fees and so on.  The fee was paid to the cleaner (me) and I had to deposit that to the AD bank account at the end of the week.

I've read some bad reviews of AD cleaners (I just googled Absolute Domestic reviews), but there were some great reviews as well.  

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.  I must look at the AD website; $45 per hour seems extraordinary; makes it worth getting back into.

#5 whoisme

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

Thanks Montro.

The hourly rate was advertised in the weekend paper here, not on the website, and not much on the website either.

Good Luck.




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