I clean houses for several people each week. I charge 10.00 an hour. This one lady, who happens to be the sister of my daughter's aunt (does that make sense. lol) is driving me crazy. At least three times a month she will ask me to take her grocery shopping, but she says she can't pay me to take her. It's 45 miles to the nearest grocery store (one way!!!), she cant walk and requires a rider chair, so this shopping trip takes at least 4-5 hours. PLUS, I have to put all the groceries away(200-300 bucks worth).
I really don't want to be rude, but I have things to do and paying jobs. Furthermore, I don't want to do it. I keep making excuses to get out of it, but she still pesters me. I really need a polite way to tell her no without being rude. I'm one of those people that has a very hard time with the no word. lol.
So, first off do you think it is ugly of me not to help this elderly lady? And how can I get her to stop pestering me without being rude?
Answer by kimigogo at 6:12 PM on May. 2, 2012
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Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:57 PM on May. 2, 2012
If she's very rich then why can't she pay you to take her? If she's rich she CAN pay your to take her. Do not start your request by saying I'm sorry....just state it as a simple fact....."I charge $10.00 an hour for whatever service I am providing for you. Would you still like me to take you to and from the store and put away your groceries when I take you home? This is normally a 5 hour job so I will expect to be paid $50.00." You don't have to apologize your don't have to explain yourself. If she's very rich..she is just using you and being cheap.
Answer by meooma at 6:33 PM on May. 2, 2012
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Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:53 PM on May. 2, 2012
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