Couldn't agree with you more about the way immigrants generally tend to work
out better than native born American folks. There are fewer Mexicans way up
north here, but I have had great success with Amerasians. Generally they
grew up being hated in asia because they were half American, generally
shunned in America because they look Asian.
When you give them a job amd treat them right, it seens like it is the first
time for some of them.
I noticed that you said that many teenagers these days are unreliable.
Beware of Flaming Nans. How dare you say that they may have no idea how to
do the various jobs that are required? Curse us agist pigs! (have you ever
gotten both the right food, and right change at McDonalds?)
: > We are in need of a maid / house cleaner for monthly cleanings, and my
: > neighbor's teenage daughter is interested in doing it.
: > What's the going hourly rate for a teenage girl to do basic house
: > I don't want to overpay, but I definately want her to get enough,
: > don't want her to quit and have to hire an impersonal cleaning service.
: In my opinion, you should think twice about hiring your
: neighbor's daughter, regardless of wage. Problems with
: house-cleaners can and do come up, and you may end up
: making an enemy of an otherwise perfectly satisfactory
: If you do hire her, I would agree with those who have said
: to pay her fairly but to have a detailed talk with her
: about your expectations. Very detailed. Very, very
: detailed. Many teenagers these days are unreliable. Some
: are willing to work hard, but they may have no idea how to
: do the various jobs that are required.
: To take one example, I used to have a window cleaning
: service that would come in and clean all my windows in
: about 15 minutes. They did an excellent job, and they
: didn't charge much. They knew what they were doing. They
: were in and out in no time.
: The average teenager would have taken a full day to do
: this same job, and would not have done it as well.
: This will sound somewhat racist and sexist, but I'll say
: it anyway...
: The best household workers I have ever hired have been
: Mexicans. Most of them have probably been illegal
: immigrants. I pay them in cash. They work their butts
: off. You get a good Mexican, you'll be better off.
: A Mexican female would be ideal. The males are for yard
: If you're not better off, then you can fire him or her
: without making an enemy out of a neighbor.