Cia and I decided to go for an hourly wage instead of a flat fee, which was what I prefer when I’m working with a new cleaning person. Then I can get a better sense of how much money gets me how much work. If someone whips through my house and does an amazing job cleaning and they’re being paid hourly, but have managed to pack 10 hours of work into 2 hours - then I will always pay based on how much work was done and what the quality of work is like. If I’m paying $20 an hour and Cia cleans my house quickly and efficiently in 2 hours and makes it look like she’s been working on me house for 10 hours, I would have paid her $200 for doing such a fantastic job! I think Cia is a friendly woman, easy to get along with, so there are no negatives when it comes to her professional attitude. The only thing that I ran into a problem with her was the length of time it took to clean one room. She spent 7 hours cleaning my kitchen, and while some parts were messy, the kitchen itself is not very large at all. It’s a galley style kitchen that probably measures a touch over 200sq ft (at most). She did pay close attention to detail and completed some tasks off of the list I provided her, but at the end of the day, 7 hours later the kitchen wasn’t completely cleaned. Simple things like wiping down the fronts of the fridge and dishwasher wasn’t done, cleaning the stove top and cleaning the stove hood also weren’t finished. And there were a few other things like wiping down the kitchen door and cleaning the windows that weren’t done, or if the windows were done, they were covered in streaks. To me, to spend 7 hours in one room and get paid $140 for that one room - it wasn’t worth the money since everything didn’t get finished. I would definitely give Cia another chance in the future, should the need arrive and perhaps communicate a little more about what I expect in terms of how quickly and thoroughly I want the house cleaned.