Don’t Shop When You’re Hungry

This old wisdom says it all.

Go shopping when you’re hungry, and you may come back with everything in the world, except what’s good for you!

You know how it goes.

With eyes bigger than our stomachs, we load up on way more than we need. And sometimes treats have a way of sneaking in – forcing vegetable to take a back seat. Oops.

Yep, same kind of thing goes for hiring in your cleaning business.

If we make hiring decisions when we’re short-handed, behind the 8-ball, and desperate for help, in other words ‘hungry’ – and what’s likely to happen?

You know what.

We compromise, settle, and could end up

hiring folks, we maybe wouldn’t normally hire in a million years – if we were thinking more clearly.

We tell ourselves, they’ll be ok – we’ll give them extra training. We’ll help them overcome their obvious shortcomings. It’ll all work out in the end – somehow, magically.

Either way, at least it’s somebody, and we sure as heck need somebody now!

Super?! And how does that usually end up?

You know. I know. We all know, don’t we?

Right – NOT so good.

So, let’s make a point of not making THAT avoidable mistake in our commercial cleaning or maid service businesses – starting now.


Well, lots of ways, things like planning ahead, placing ads in advance, and interviewing earlier, and more often – basically not waiting until the last minute.

If we do that, we stand a much better chance of having a clear head and finding the kind of staff we can count on – not the ‘snack food’ variety that may take care of us for the moment, but likely ends up hurting us in the long run.

You get the idea.

You Can Do This, You Really Can!


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You're welcome Amy, wishing you all good things, Dan

Amy DeVries

Needed to hear that today!! Thank you


You bet Tim, and thanks for nice comment. Dan

Tim Young

Well said Dan Thanks for the reminder.