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How Much does it Really cost to Employ a Cleaner? How Much does it Really cost to Employ a Cleaner?

How Much does it Really cost to Employ a Cleaner?


Published January 16, 2018 | By Ross Mitchell

In response to the often asked question of: Why is it so expensive to clean our office, school, shop, aged care facility or anything for that matter, I though it would be good to share a white paper written several years ago and used extensively in educating procurers of services. Whilst written primarily to reflect cleaning, this can be extrapolated for just about any service. Contrary to what can be found on international websites, that promote working in Australia for $4 – $12 per hour, this is not legal. It is far from ethical. It is grossly unfair on the person who is led to believe that the land of milk and honey, that Australia genuinely is, is a place that you can go and work for these extortionist wages and enjoy some sort of lifestyle. And it in no way reflects the best...

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How Much Is An Hour’s Labour Worth? How Much Is An Hour’s Labour Worth?

How Much Is An Hour’s Labour Worth?


Published January 16, 2018 | By Ross Mitchell

How Much Is An Hour’s Labour Worth? Keeping your Head Above Water in business is often easier than you believe. What it requires is a deep understanding of the basic numbers that matter. Over the last 25 years of working with the property services sector I am constantly amazed by how little understanding many people who should know, in fact NEED to know have about the things that matter most when developing a service offering. Take for example the most basic of items that every business has. The cost of one hour’s labour, not just what it actually costs, but how much they must sell that labour for in order to make a return and possibly not put the family home at greater risk than it already is by being in business. That may seem melodramatic, but think about it for a moment. Retailers...

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