The troops have been deployed to their stations! Quick! Someone get me some Lysol!
I have to admit something to you -- I know I'm not out there in the battle zone cleaning, but I must say it is just as stressful being on this end. All of the hard work and effort I've put in over the last few weeks is being realized as I send out my employees to do the jobs. It's a scary world out there! People are dirty!! :)
Things have gone really well but definitely not perfect. The job of a cleaning person isn't cut out for everyone. I found that out last night...because one of our cleaners quit...with no notice....in the middle of a job. I did as every good company owner would do - I went and finished it. I was not happy about it though! So far, that has been the pinnacle of my stress as a business owner. I've realized just how much trust you put in someone to do their job. I had an old boss (who was the owner of the business I was running for him) who just didn't trust anyone. It was reflected in the fact that he micromanaged and called me every single day. He knew I was good at my job, but he still couldn't let go of the trust. I think I understand it a little now.
I must say though - my cleaners are awesome! To Sarah, Sara, Melissa, Melanie and Brandon! You guys are the best!
I finally finished the blasted schedule around 2am! This is really happening! Now I just have to sit back and PRAY! Thank you to all who have hired us! We are so excited to help you! Best wishes on your finals!
The schedule is almost done! Tomorrow begins craziness! It will be interesting which is harder, scheduling it all, or watching it all come to pass. Thank you for all who have supported us, signed up with us, encouraged us and loved us!
Well, it's almost 1am. It seems like my "office hours" end around 2am these days. Oh, do I have a story for you! I will try to keep this as vague as possible (because I don't want to sound like a total jerk), but apparently word travels fast that there is a new cleaning company in town! I got a very interesting phone call today from a restricted number. Mind you, I had five missed calls from a restricted number already today so I had to answer it and find out who the heck it was! He never told me his name. He just referred to himself as "my competition". It was an interesting phone call to say the least. I don't think he's very happy with me by the sounds of it. What a creeper!! If you're going to "not threaten" me (but actually did threaten me..) at least man up and call me like a normal person without restricting your number and leave a voicemail or something when I didn't pick up the first five times. Send me an email...something, but it's kinda creepy the way that went down. I know who my "competition is" and your number is on your website. It's not like it's some big secret.
If he wants to play fair, and he's "worried" about me, you'd think he'd try to be my friend! I'm a nice person, but the shady way he went about this phone call business shows me another thing about his business...it's probably shady too.
So, dude who called me, in case you're reading this (because apparently you have time on your hands to look into my business practices and call me 6 times in one day -- I guess all that business you've lost that is just a "drop in the bucket" to you is giving you more free time)...I'm playing fair and square. I started this business up a year and a half ago..but I only did it one semester and then didn't have time for it again until now. Why do people get so competitive? I've been running other people's business for year...so now I decided I'd try to run my own and hopefully make a buck while I'm doing it. Anyways, I hope you guys don't think I'm being a punk by posting this story, I just got a good laugh about it and thought you might too. Plus, I didn't really have a chance to get a word in edgewise on the phone..and then I might have hung up while he was still talking...which takes a lot for me to do! It's my biggest pet peeve in the WORLD to be hung up on and I NEVER do it to someone else, but in this instance, I had to. I was getting no where with this guy!
That's my story!
WIth that said, we are PUMPED for next week!!! GET ME YOUR CHECKOUT TIMES PEOPLE! I know you're killing yourselves studying right now, but take a minute, take a breather, and email me when you're checking out. (I highly doubt a single one of my clients are reading this...)
We are excited to see what lies ahead for us in the future. Oh, and I'm legit with the IRS now too! I finally had time to do that. Whoo hoo to living the american dream. Now where is that white picket fence people keep talking about!?
Well kids, the hubs and I went "tracking" LAST WEEK. And we are happy to report we are at almost 150 signups! This means that I'm going crazy, but in a good way! It's been amazing to see all you being so willing to try us out! I know the prices are pretty awesome blossom so it's kinda hard to pass up! We just want to say THANK YOU! This is a dream come true for me...to do my own thing...and who would have thunk it that it'd be cleaning apartments in good ol' Rexburg. Keep up the good work and good luck on your finals everyone!!
FYI >>> You guys are awesome! Merry Christmas!