Jaime Johnson: the good and the bad

First the good

I am a single male with a 2 story 2.5 bedroom townhouse. Recently I had some movers bring in some things and they tracked snow and dirt all over my house. Not only that, but I had been busy and dishes were all over the kitchen. The floor had grime and food waste everywhere. Clothes were upstairs, and downstairs laying in piles. I will spare you the rest, but you get the picture: this place was a disaster area unfit for human habitation. I was choking in air because all the grime was feeding parasitic life forms and their excretia. So, I ran through the craigslist ads in desperation. My problem was not just cleaning. I had a poorly organized house. And I can only thank God that I found Jaime. She came in and room-by-room re-organized my entire house. But she had a vision for re-organization from the beginning. She knew where everything needed to be and worked like lightning to put things right. Now, the next day, I am living in this townhouse the way I should: like a king with a well-tended castle. The air is fresh, the floors are clean, and I sat down last night and watched a DVD in comfort, thanks to Jaime’s ideas about re-arranging the whole house. If we assume that cleanliness is next to Godliness, then it’s really a shame that preachers are supposedly the stairway to god when it’s really people like Jaime. How can we give credit to doctors when the baseline for health is a clean environment. Why do drug companies and doctors make millions and a top-tier cleaner/organizer like Jaime works for pennies? Why can “interior decorators” charge 70-80/hour when Jaime decorates AND cleans at the same time? There is but one answer to these questions: book your time with Jaime and compensate her well for service that is worth nothing less than one million dollars.

Update: now the bad


now I sadly must report some serious issues with Jaime Johnson.

  1. unpunctuality
  2. completely forgetting about appointments, scheduling them for a day later than we confirmed in writing via email
  3. obvious chemical dependancy. The apparent chemicals are caffeine and tobacco.
  4. attempts to extort more money than was agreed upon in writing.
  5. clearly operating without a business license
  6. failed to provide receipts for service, even after asked.
  7. ignoring email requests to provide receipts, promising “I will get to them when I can” — and that was a month ago.
  8. harsh, harsh, self-righteous attitude, probably due to abuse in her younger years.

She is a very talented housekeeper. But overall, there are some glaring and uncomfortable imbalances in her personal life and some unacceptable drops in level of professionalism that I cannot tolerate.

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