Atlanta Maids and Laundresses Needed

A returning client is looking for a confident housekeeper / laundress to join their household. This is a full time position working in a fully staffed home in the Buckhead area. Performing weekly family laundry including sorting, washing and drying designer clothes, children’s uniforms and bed/table linens. A team player with happy disposition required. The family does travel extensively to their other residences therefore they are in their Atlanta home only 7 months out of the year.

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In the small, mercilessly fluorescent office of Dorothy Bolden, soft-voiced, steel-spined dynamo and longtime champion for the Southern maid, they did talk about their problems. Like an ageless, resigned Greek chorus, they shared the timeless agonies and frustrations: neglectful families. Niggling, day-to-day indignities. Never enough money.

Until 1968, a maid made seven or eight dollars a day–and that wasn’t even the best wage. “What they need is an awareness that they’re highly skilled workers, human beings with dignity and productiveness and standing.”

Atlanta Maids and Helix Cleaning have hired extra staff during the pandemic to handle a heavier workload, but they say they will keep hiring as needed, even after the pandemic has passed. In the meantime, they’re urging clients to be extra careful, wear masks and check their cleaning supplies for toxins, especially disinfectants. Some cleaning companies have adapted to the pandemic by offering one-time or regularly scheduled visits at discounted rates. Others have embraced it by partnering with a local cleaning supply company to offer customers free sanitizer kits.

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