An apartment complex in Portland, Oregon is offering to pay its full-time housekeeping position to someone who has been on the job for a month.
The offer, which comes with a $500 bonus, has drawn criticism from some in the industry who say it would be too harsh and unfair to some.
“There is no such thing as an ’employment,’ ” said John St. Louis, a Portland-based manager of the Portland Housing Association’s apartment building division.
“You have to be employed, and you have to have a job.
You’re a housekeeper.
You have to put in time.”
The offer is a way to help people who are on the move with housekeeping for as little as $20 an hour, said St., who works for a Portland company called Housekeeping Management Services.
The company was founded in 2003 by two young employees who are still in college and are now looking for a permanent home.
They are hoping to expand to more cities.
“The company has seen a big increase in demand, which is great, but you can only do it for so long,” St. said.
“We’ve been doing it for two months.
We’ve been working for one month.”
St. said the company offers a two-month contract, which costs $500 a month for both a part-time and full-term employee.
The minimum salary for full-timers is $60,000.
A part-timer would be paid $20,000, a part time would be $12,000 and a full time would pay $8,000 a month, St. told the AP.
The company says its full time housekeepers get paid an hourly rate of $20.
That’s higher than the $20 minimum wage, which includes tips, he said.
Housekeeping jobs are typically temporary, but St. says a temporary job at a housing facility is often more lucrative because there are no long-term obligations.
He said the $500 salary is not a salary and is a bonus for good performance.
The offer also comes with some caveats, including that the housekeeper must be able to meet minimum health and safety standards and meet other job requirements, including having a driver’s license and at least three years of education.
St. says the company is looking for housekeepers with experience at multiple properties.
He says the housekeeping job is typically part- or full- time, with the majority of the hours being spent at the apartment complex.
He does not know if the company will accept part- time or full time applicants.
“If you have a lot of people at the same time, it might not make sense for you to be able work for the same person,” he said, adding that the company can also use part- and full time workers at different properties.
St Louis said the offer is not unique to Portland, which has had a shortage of housekeepers for several years.
The city’s housing bureau has said that it expects to have enough full- and part-timer housekeepers to meet its current needs for the next two years.