Well my moms friend started a business of her own and she told my mom directly "We're A Team", and my mom acknowledged it and went along. Well her pay isn't what she expected, and she kept her mouth shut until as of now she can't handle of what's going on..
Her boss(friend) just got her shoulder operated on and is out for 6 months(less or more). Now, when my mom is cleaning endlessly and for more hours than usual, she isn't getting paid the full amount, yet her boss is still getting paid, she wants "Spending Money" she exclaimed, and yet she can't move around as much.
Does this make sense? My mom is getting less money or no money at all, when she cleans peoples houses for free? She is hurt and doesn't feel the need to work if she isn't getting paid enough or the amount she was supposed to get.
Therefore, while she is cleaning, using her supplies and her car to drive to these customers homes and works 2-3 hours cleaning by herself and not getting paid...and yet her friend is, and she's out of work allowing my mom to take over.
What can she do? Quit? She'll confront her about it tomorrow..
She never signed anything, she just needed the help because others weren't seeing her through about the pay and my mom didn't have a job at the time. So agreeing to help an old friend out was fine until just after a while, cleaning local homes, that call the boss, creating a date and time to clean and pay after they clean, but it's always made out to her and not my mom now, and she takes the money and yet still keeps a whole good amount when my mom is doing more work and busting her arse to do these homes and offices and my mom doesn't like how this is going. and for 6 months? She doesn't want to do this, and I helped her out but still her boss thinks she should get paid a good amount too cuz it's her business, but she handed it over to my mom to take care of until she's recovered.
It isn't fair at all..and my mom thinks she's taking advantage of her and I believe she's right, because I helped her out yesterday doing this 3 story house and these places are really clean..and we just do the easy stuff but still...she lied to my mom saying how much she gets paid...when realyl she gets paid more than what she told her. I absolutely thought she kept her word from day one and paid my mom the amount she told her..Then she told my mom just recently that she'll give her 2 months off next year (Jan-Feb) after that my mom is looking for another job..which I told her she should do now, so she wouldn't have to stress over what's going on. (sorry for my long block of words)
Does her friend have an established business, is the cleaning commercial or homes, is her business liscensed and insured, etc? And did your mother have any type of contractual or written agreements that she signed with her friend/boss? I would first talk to her boss and see if a workable arrangement can be had. But if she is cleaning homes and the people like her work...she can let them know she is going off on her own and those people could then choose to keep her and pay her directly. But if your mom signed anything that is a non compete she won't be able to do that. Waiting till she finds another job and then leaving would be the better way to go.
she should take to her friend/boss about this! it is not fair for her to be doing all of the work and getting paid such a low amount of money when she's the one doing most of it. and if she(her boss/friend) doesn't agree on giving her a higher pay, your mom should look for other jobs. because I mean if someone is going to act like that after saying that they both were a team and were going to to do together, then she isnt really a good friend at all..
Sounds like her friend can't keep employees so she's using her friends. Business is business and friendship has nothing to do with it. If your mother is handling all of her business while this woman recouperates then she should be paid accordingly. That's being fair, which most "friends" would be obviously this woman is all about business and her own profit making.
There's nothing that would prevent your mom from starting her own housecleaning business, if everything was done on a verbal friend basis and not in the real sense of employee/employer business hiring.
She should look for other jobs, while she has the cleaning job. When she finds a job, she can quit.. This way she already has a job, and can keep on working..