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Hi Folks,

It has been a long time since I posted here, but I'm back for some more of your good advice. :-) I clean houses at the beach in the summer time, after one group has rented them, and before the next group comes in. This is referred to as a "turn-over" cleaning. The window to do it in is very small (11:00-2:00 on Saturday).

I decided to hire someone to help me, as I have been turning down work for a while, and hated to lose the chance to make money.

This will be the first time I have been someone's boss, the first time I have paid someone for work they do under my direction. Because our time to work is so small, I am primarily concerned with getting the person to work fast. The more houses we clean in that time, the more money I/we make. I am not worried that they'll not know how to clean...I just want her/them to understand that time is absolutely of the essence.

I am also concerned with countless other things... Does anyone have any suggestions on sites to visit, or any experience from their own lives? I am particularly interested in advice for first-time bosses.

Thanks very much, I look forward to hearing what other posters have to say!

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