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Old 04-28-2010, 01:03 PM   #11
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I'd guess the TV was on and turned up loud so she could hear while she worked. That wouldn't be an issue for me at all. I would prefer that to someone eating or drinking something without asking.

I'm not a very trusting sort though. I wouldn't leave anyone alone in my house unless I knew them well or they were bonded and showed me their certificate. I offer refreshment always, but am rarely taken up on it.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:42 PM   #12
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i would only have objected if she left "the view" or "glenn beck" on.

if so, i'd watch them like a hawk as they certainly have a screw loose.

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Old 04-28-2010, 02:45 PM   #13
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I think it was the Lifetime movie channel Bucky. I am not sure if that is better or worse.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:26 PM   #14
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I would not be happy, though I don't leave contractors alone in the house.

They are here to work, not to use my things, eat my food, or drink my drinks. I do offer longer term contractors water and soft drinks.

I would either confront the person or talk to their boss.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:15 PM   #15
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Did you have to pay more for labor?
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:19 PM   #16
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Nope Charlie. She quoted us a price for the job and stuck to that price. She was very inexpensive too and did great work.

We normally would not let someone be in our house without us, but in this case it was either that or not get it done and that was not an option.

She finished up the job today and the TV was left the way we left it in the morning so it does not appear that she used it today. We did not mention anything to her either.

I posted this thread because my wife and I had very different reactions to this and I was curious how others felt. I have found this discussion very enlightening.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:22 PM   #17
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I'd guess the TV was on and turned up loud so she could hear while she worked. That wouldn't be an issue for me at all. I would prefer that to someone eating or drinking something without asking.
That's what I was thinking....specifically becasue the volume was turned up. She may have just wated some background noise.

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I'm not a very trusting sort though. I wouldn't leave anyone alone in my house unless I knew them well or they were bonded and showed me their certificate. I offer refreshment always, but am rarely taken up on it.
Same here. Even if I am home I always find a reason to go into the room or yard or wherever they are working..
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #18
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Yep we guessed she was listening to it while working because of the volume. That upset me more than if she had sat down on the couch to watch during a break. I love my toys and I spend a boatload of $ on my TV. I do not want someone blasting the speakers the way they were. They are not made for that.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #19
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better than music so loud it shook the house, and in the workers native language.( not english) and my stereo system is definitely out of bounds. he no longer does any work for me.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:01 AM   #20
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Me, I'd say no big deal, as long as it did not cost you any more. I had a cleaning lady once and she always searchet the Internet, if she worked when we wereout. She used to charge by the hour. I set her down once and told her that we are not rich people and can barely affort her. I told her I do jnot care what you do here, i.e. listen to the music, or watch TV, just do not charge us for it and then I kind of exidentely turned the PC toward her and it was set to one of her sites. I know she never overcharged us.

The ones that know how to hide, I'd be afraid of those kind people. If they leave tv on chanel they watch or do not arace the "history" in PC, I know they do a good job, she could have put everythng back to way it was and charge you extra, but she did not.
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