A few weeks ago I was thinking of hiring some people like a janitor to clean our house thoroughly. Don’t take me wrong our house is already clean, but just want a professional to do it. Sort of like to be spotless.
So I have my niece called up one of the janitorial place just not that far from our house. The lady at the other line said that she wants to see our house for her to make an estimate I said okay. An hour or so later the lady showed up and look around for a few minutes.
I was in the shower when she showed up. So when I was done putting my clothes on I went out to see and talk to the lady. Then I ask her how much do you think your charging me for this job? She immediately said 20 thousand pesos. I asked her again I thought I might not heard her right, she said 20k. I told her wow, thats a lot of money. She said I could bargain a little bit with her boss. I already knew that the bargain here would be just minus a thousand if lucky I could get 2 thousand off. I just didn’t bother to call up the boss because I would never pay even half of that price they quoted me. That’s a ridiculous price and I don’t even know who will pay here for that price.
The next day me and my family starts cleaning our house ourselves. My family said that they will just do it to help me and to really cut the cost. They even help me without asking for payment. They also think that the estimate is too high of a price. Really all the friends here were shocked when I told them about my encounter with the janitorial services. They told me they will never hire those people. So in reality those people really lost out some extra business from me and my friends. My friends will tell their friends not to used them. Word of mouth is difficult to beat. It’s their lost not mine though.
Anyway, now we are just cleaning our house with the help of my kids and my family. I do hope that those people from the janitorial services would learn that the way they handle their business is really driving customers away.