December 2015

Are temporary workers a good idea?

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by Tom Watson on December 27, 2015

Temporary workers, or “temps” as they are commonly called, are workers you can hire by the day, week or month. These folks are generally untrained help that can come in handy in a pinch. I’ve used them quite a lot in my early years. The results were generally mixed until I figured out the best […]

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Do customers ever give gifts to the cleaners?

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by Tom Watson on December 20, 2015

I recently received an email asking if customers ever gave my cleaning staff gifts. The answer is YES they did In fact many customers do that, at least in my experience anyway. I would say it’s close to 50/50 if I had to guess. I would think that the main factor driving their generosity is […]

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Over the years I landed a lot of accounts. Small, large and everything in-between. I also failed to get a lot of jobs over the years for one reason or another. My price being too high was usually the main culprit I assume. To be honest, I was always OK with losing out because my […]

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One question I always asked myself when looking at a job is “how can I get the job done as fast as possible?” Time is money as they say, and the faster we get done the more money I get to keep. So I want to be as efficient as possible. This meant I was always on the […]

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